Estimates cutting cost and time based on inches per lift. This calculation may be used for prepress cuts, post press cuts and trimming. This calc estimates 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: 15
  5. Sub Key: Labor
  6. Inches Per Lift: Inches 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, Pre-Press or Trim

Estimate Specification Input Prompts:

  1. Caliper (defaults to Caliper of paper on form)
  2. Inches per lift
  3. Cuts per lift
  4. Lifts in Cutter
  5. Code (Post-Press, Pre-Press or Trim)
  6. Leaves (only if Trim selected)
  7. Sheets (Pre-Press uses Order Sheets, Post -Press uses Deliver Sheets, Trim uses Leaves x Qty)
  8. J%
  9. Remarks
  10. Memo


(Sheets x Caliper) / Inches 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 $