Estimates cutting cost and time based on pounds per lift. This calculation may be used for prepress cuts and post press cuts. This calculation will estimate total lifts, cuts, hours and cost.

Operation Setup Requirements:

  1. Description
  2. Rate: Cost per hour
  3. Sell $ use: Markup % (recommended) or alternate sell rate
  4. Calc: 14
  5. Sub Key: Labor
  6. Pounds Per Lift: Pounds of paper that can be lifted into the cutter at one time
  7. Cuts/Lift: Option to assign default cuts per lift or "Auto".  Auto calculates # cuts as ((#up x 2) +2) with bleeds or (#up + 3) without bleeds.
  8. Lifts in Cutter: Option to assign default lifts in cutter
  9. Minutes First Lift: Minutes for first lift (include set-up)
  10. Minutes per Repeat Lift: Minutes for each additional lift
  11. Estimated Cuts per Hour: Number of cuts per hour
  12. Default Code: Post-Press or Pre-Press

Estimate Specification Input Prompts:

  1. MWT (defaults to MWT of paper on form)
  2. Pounds per lift
  3. Cuts per lift
  4. Lifts in Cutter
  5. Code (Post-Press or Pre-Press)
  6. Sheets (Pre-Press uses Order Sheets, Post -Press uses Deliver Sheets)
  7. J%
  8. Remarks
  9. Memo


(Sheets / 1000) x MWT = Paper Pounds

Paper Pounds / Pounds per Lift = Total Lifts

(Total Lifts / Lifts in Cutter)(round up) x Cuts per Lift = Total Cuts

Minutes First Lift + ((Total Lifts - 1) x Minutes per Repeat Lift) = Lift Minutes

Total Cuts / Cuts per Hour = Cutting Hours

(Lift Minutes / 60) + Cutting Hours = Standard Hours

Standard Hours x J% = Estimated Hours

Estimated Hours x Rate = Cost $

Cost $ x Markup % = Markup $

Cost $ + Markup $ = Sell $