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  • Paper printing, advice needed please.

     Leslie Anderson updated 1 week ago 5 Members · 6 Posts
  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    November 22, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Morning everyone.

    I have been asked to print posters and i am looking for some advice on how you go about doing this. I already have the artwork and priced it separately on a different job. i now want to print the same onto poster paper and hand it over to my customer to install them.

    So i have a couple of questions.

    (1) Which paper do you print onto?
    I have looked online but found a lot of variation on costs.

    (2) Do you have any tips you can give on how to charge for these?
    My customer kept referring to this job as “just paper” and i have a feeling they expect them to be cheap! but from what i can see so far, they arent going to be.

    (3) can the paper/ink be used outside?

    thanks for any help on this. 😊

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    November 22, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Hi leslie, i use 200g paper which is pretty good quality but you can obviously get slimmer. Price wise well it is “cheap” really compared to vinyl. Off the top of my head i think i paid something like 2euro a linear m.

    Charging wise depends if your laminating or not but im at 30€ a linear m unlaminated.

    Posters are another one that full in the same catagory as pop up stands and banners, very competitive and cheap.

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    November 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

    We use Trisolve glossy 200gsm paper, which works well on solvent printers.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    November 23, 2021 at 8:13 am

    We don’t do much paper printing but when we do, it’s just the blue back stuff which you can source for most good trade suppliers.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 10:16 am

    We used to use the TriSolv and it’s very good.

    However, as we’re not doing the same volume as we used to, I now use some 140gsm from Colourbyte, as it’s a narrower roll and suits the 1-2 runs we do.

    Realistically the media costs are minimal regardless what material you use, the time to print, ink, and time to trim them out is the same.

    Don’t try to compete with some of the low prices you see battered around, and you won’t compete with an aqueous ink machine, that will rattle out posters in no time, trimmed and finished. 👍

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    November 25, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Martyn, Jamie, Robert and David.
    Thank you ever so much, i really appreciate your help guys. I will read over your advice again and take things from there. I will let you know how i get on. ❤

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