Pricing to do train carriages- thinking its too big for me
Hi folks, so i will start off by saying that i don’t expect any life changing answers here, the ball is in my court but i feel writing some of this down with like minded people, perhaps some of which have been in a similar situation will help me make a decision.
So….. as most of you are probably aware i am a small outfit working on my own with the wife as a second pair of hands on bigger projects. I seem to have got a solid customer base over the past years and am very happy with my workload, turnover etc etc.
I have been asked to quote for a local project which most of you guys would jump up and down about however i am thinking of all the “what ifs” and not really sure what to do.
The project involves putting graphics onto train carriages. 25m long. solid band along the bottom, approx 1m high plus other logos and general info. The colour is printed, and laminated in anti graffiti. The schedule is one in Jan then two every month for a total of 17 carriages.
So this is where my head is at –
– Im worried that the schedule and workload will affect my other work, stop me from honoring other contracts i have .
– Im 99% sure that my trusty OLD printer will have a blip or die during this time leaving me in the ####
as we are talking 850m of print.
So i have gone from being excited about the opportunity, to worrying if i can handle such a job.
Heres my thoughts,
– Price the job and dont worry, everything will work out in the end
– Dont price the job and accept its simply too big and not worth the headache
– Buy a new printer if i get the job to limit the risk of problems
-Buy the print in from a larger firm and simply do the fitting (hoping they are reliable)
Thanks and any thoughts, input or experience is always welcome.