Surveys/Classified ads and more

16th February 2015
 
 
This week's survey 
(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  
 

  

Our last survey results...

I am relatively new to the business and I want some guidance as to what others consider an acceptable margin on their print jobs. Can you help with some guidance please. Thanks. 

  • it all depends on your printer, service and running costs but get the image sign guide, which will help you with pricing. 

  • Your kidding. I know there's a lot of new 'sign' people out there, but why should people entertain this sort of enquiry? All I can say is you should'nt sell yourself too cheaply. Why would you want to be in business to pay yourself a basic wage and have to deal with all the negatives that don't make you money? Unfortunately this has been the case for well over 10 or 15 years and the whole sign industry has been devalued 

  • Start with the Image Sign Price Guide and then refine from there as you get to better know your customers and market. 

  • I would love to offer this guy / girl assistance but I know you and understand you dont want to promote an individual or service - its a great question and even though this seemingly simple like they say " the is no simple answer to a complex question.
    Cheer mate I enjoy the surveys - keep up the good work.
     

  • Sonny. Please dont take this the wrong way...., but there is a TAFE course for that. Its called managing your own business and probably run by out of work bankrupts... Its taken many years to work out the do's & dont's
    The charges and non charges, The whys and wherefores and the yes and nos including the skills and technologies. Just a sec, I will go and get a silver platter and hand the right ones to you...can I wash your car and walk you dog as well?
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  • Perhaps you should not be in business if you don't know what to charge in order to make a profit and therefore sustain the business. Sorry to be blunt.

  • 30% gross margin or more if you can get it. Larger $ orders can be lower.
    10% net profit is about the best I can achieve, but we are medium sized with a lot of overheads and largish revenue

     

(As a publishing practice to protect ourselves from any potential liability, company and individual names that are referred to negatively in any of these comments are removed)


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This week's Special Offers from industry suppliers

SupplierThe offerAvailable whereOffer expiry date
NationallyFebruary 2015 only
250 Custom Printed Full Colour Neoprene Stubby Holders, $3.25 each +gst & Freight
Nationally31st March 2015
Roland DG trade in deals
Nationally
30th March 2015
30-40% off 3mm & 5mm White Chief Flute in various sizes. 
NSW & Melbourne15th March 2015

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New South Wales

 

(NSW, Wauchope) Roland SP 540v with take-up,
(Posted 15th February 2015) 

(NSW, Wetherill Park) AGFA Anapurna M Flatbed Printer.
(Posted 10th February 2015) 

(NSW, Ashfield) Roland VS-540i
(Posted 2nd February 2015) 

(NSW, Carlingford) Roland BN20 with metallic setup
(Posted 30th January 2015) 

 (NSW, Central Coast) A virtually brand new Gandinnovations Jeti 1224 True Flatbed. 
(Posted 28th January 2015)
 
(NSW, Sydney) Slitter Rewinder in perfect working order.

(Posted 28th January 2015)
(NSW, Maroubra) Oce Colorwave 600 ao plotter
(Posted 27th January 2015)
 
(NSW, South Granville) Fatoba Digitrim 64

(Posted 16th January 2015) 

(NSW, Riverwood) Roland Soljet Print & Cut XC-540.
(Posted 15th January 2015)
(NSW, Central Coast) JV33-160BS ( 600cc Bladder )for sale
(Posted 8th January 2015) 

(NSW, North Sydney) Selling brand new (still in box) DCS UV 1024 HS Printer.
(Posted 6th January 2015)

(NSW, Gorokan) Wanted 137 or 1.6 meter printer cutter
(Posted 25th December 2014) 

(NSW, Sydney) Oce colorwave 600 ao plotter
(Posted 19th December 2014) 

(NSW, Miranda) 2 x Roland XJ-740 Printers for sale.
(Posted 17th December 2014) 

(NSW, Bankstown ) Roland Soljet SC540 6 colour print and cut
(Posted 28th November 2014) 

(NSW, Sydney) Graphtec CE6000-60 Almost New!

(Posted 26th November 2014)
(NSW, Caringbah) 1 X Roland SP-300v Eco Sol Print And Cut Printer.
(Posted 26th November 2014) 

(NSW, AUBURN) Twinjet 3.2m Width Eco-Solvent Printer for Sale
(Posted 17th November 2014) 

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Victoria

  

(VIC, Melbourne) KODAK 1200i (encad)   

(Posted 10th February 2015)  

(VIC, Melbourne) AUTOPOLES INC BASE AND CLAMPS.  

(Posted 10th February 2015)  

(VIC, Mernda) HP Latex 360 Printer for urgent sale .    

(Posted 4th February 2015)
(VIC, Melbourne) Looking for Mimaki JV3 S or SP not in running order. 

(Posted 30th January 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) HP FB700 uv printer.     

(Posted 21st January 2015) 

(VIC, Swan Hill) GS6000 For Sale    

(Posted 10th December 2014) 

(VIC, Airport West) Solid Australian made Multicam CNC routing machine for sale. 

(Posted 30th November 2014)
(VIC, South Yarra) HP DesignJet Z6200  

(Posted 28th November 2014) 

(VIC, Mildura) Laminator Applikator 2R Heat Assisted 1420mm     

(Posted 24th November 2014)
(VIC, Riddells Creek) Roland VersaCAMM┬« VS-540   
 

(Posted 16th November 2014) 

(VIC, Brighton) Canon IPF6450 24" Graphic Arts Printer for Sale   

(Posted 8th November 2014) 

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Queensland

(QLD, Bethania) Graphtec FC5100-150
(Posted 15th February 2015)
(QLD, Brisbane) HP L25500 Latex
(Posted 6th February 2015)
(QLD, Aspley) Roof rack for Commodore
(Posted 4th February 2015)
(QLD, Brisbane) Used HP L25500 $2500
(Posted 12th January 2015)
(QLD, Alexandra Hills) Roland SP540V
(Posted 10th December 2014)
(QLD, Gympie) UV FLAT BED PRINTER
(Posted 3rd December 2014)
(QLD, Wynnum) Signblazer Hotshot Rel 6
(Posted 13th November 2014) 
(Posted 12th November 2014)
(QLD, Brisbane) FLATBED PRINTER, JETRIX
(Posted 10th November 2014)
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Northern Territory
(NT, Darwin) Looking for spare part for our ROLAND VERSA CAM SP 540V.
(Posted 10th February 2015)
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South Australia

 

(SA , Golden Grove) Roland RS-640 VersaArt with take up roll
(POsted 30th January 2015) 

(SA, Adelaide) Roland VS640 Printer/Cutter
(Posted 8th December 2014)  

 

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Employment
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 New South Wales  

  

 

(NSW, Chatswood) PRINT SALES SPECIALIST
(Posted 27th January 2015) 

(NSW, Glebe) Production Manager
(Posted 8th December 2014) 

(NSW, Sydney, Lewisham) - Sales person required / Neon Glass Bender / Cnc Router Operator
(Posted 8th December 2014) 

(NSW, Port Macquarie) Signwriter / Installer
(Posted 28th November 2014) 

(NSW, Sydney) Signage Sales Representative Required.
(Posted 26th November 2014) 

 

 

 

Queensland


(QLD) Applicant from the UK requires position preferably in Queensland 

(Posted 4th November 2014)

(QLD, Brisbane) Signwriter/Installer

(Posted 3rd November 2014) 

 


South Australia

 

(SA, Adelaide) Sales / Account Manager - Sign Manufacturer - ADELAIDE
(Posted 17th December 2014)
 

Western Australia


 
(WA, Malaga) - Sales Executive- Sign & Display 

(Posted 13th February 2015) 

(WA) Area Sales Manager - Aftermarkets and Hardware 

(Posted 25th November 2014) 

  

 

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