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Pricing Signs
« on: November 12, 2016, 06:49:45 AM »
Greetings fellow craftsmen. How do you price a sign? I currently charge by the square inch which is an easy way to establish a baseline but as you know, there are a lot of other factors that go into the completion. For instance, a VCarved sign is much faster and easier to make than one that has the same letters raised. Wood varieties and paint, two sided carves, designing and possible purchase of 3D Art all increase our costs but how to charge for those services? How do you do it?

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Re: Pricing Signs
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 06:35:18 PM »
It seems to me that 'machine time' should be part of the equation since sans serif fonts require less time to carve than serif fonts.

Unusual materials, like live edge boards or burl slices, are a consideration but find them difficult to give a value since I make, rather than buy, mine. 
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