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Anyone into rush overnight jobs ?

Ok, a promo company (you know, top secret stuff) contacts you to do an overnight job. 4 designs all different, 4 colors ea. , 2 shirts of each etc... for a presentation they are pitching the following day (they are competing for some advertising contract).

What would you charge for this ?
 

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Well dont sell yourself short on a job like this. You have to remember, they are the ones who need it rushed. A job like this i would at least make my time same or more than what materials are gonna cost you.
like what ? $ 2,000..... or is that too much ?
 

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I dont know how many shirts you have to do? Are you screenprinting? I dont know screenprinting very well. One thing to remember, though if its over night job, you dont have time to barter for a better deal and neither do they. So just give yourself a fair amount for your labor and hope they bite on it. Right?
 

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Hey guys,
Anyone into rush overnight jobs ?

Ok, a promo company (you know, top secret stuff) contacts you to do an overnight job. 4 designs all different, 4 colors ea. , 2 shirts of each etc... for a presentation they are pitching the following day (they are competing for some advertising contract).

What would you charge for this ?
Four designs each with four screens thats 100.00 a design just in screen charges... 4 colors would be 1.00 a color print charge for 4.00 a shirt plus 2.50 for the shirt comes to $504.00 total...
$64.00 in print charges... $40.00 for the shirts and $400.00 in screen charges... makes them some expensive Tee's.... about $31.50 ea.. Oh yea Plus Tax...LOL
 

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You might want to establish a price guideline for rush jobs and stick with it - e.g. 1.5 times the base price if they need it next day or whatever. (Possibly sliding scale for semi-rush jobs, like 1.3 for day after next, etc.)

How much extra you can and want to charge probably depends most on how busy you normally stay - if you're already packed with work, you'd have more reason to charge more for a rush job than if you weren't busy, as you would necessarily need their business or want to disrupt the flow for your existing orders.
 

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Depends a lot on whether or not the shop has a night shift. If someone is losing sleep to print that order... that certainly comes with a price.
 

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The thought comes to mind of when they ask how much you say 'how much do you have?' but I don't think that would go over very well. ;)

I like the idea of a standard price sheet for rush jobs but I am not sure that 1.5 times normal price is enough. I think you need to look more at what is being done with the product than just pricing based on your raw materials and time. It is the value to your client that should set the price here. If they percieve it is worth $10,000 then charging $2,000 is too low and charging $15,000 may cause them to never come back even if they pay it.

So, I can't give you a number but looking at it from the customer perspective of value might lead you down the right path.

Of course by now you are already done with the job, right?
 
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