Estimates press cost, time and gross run sheets for operations always requiring a single pass regardless of colors.  Die Cutting is a common example.

Operation Setup Requirements:
  1. Description
  2. Rate: Cost per hour
  3. Sell $ use: Markup % (recommended) or alternate sell rate
  4. Calc: 17
  5. Sub Key: Labor
  6. Minimum Press Run Time: Option for minimum press run minutes (for short runs, drying, etc.)
  7. Maximum Press Length & Width: Maximum run size dimensions in inches
  8. Estimated Units/Hour: Default impressions per hour
  9. Spoilage: Default spoilage percent
  10. Default MR Sheets: Option to add additional sheets for setup
  11. Default to UPH: Default speed adjustment to UPH (vs. J%)
  12. Run Sheets Tab: Option to vary UPH and spoilage by number of run sheets
  13. Coverage Tab: Option to define UPH limit based on ink coverage %
  14. Caliper Tab: Option to define UPH limit based on paper caliper

Estimate Specification Input Prompts:

  1. Number Up
  2. Idents
  3. Run Size
  4. Finish Size
  5. Makeready sheets (adds units to preceding operation to allow for makeready, no direct impact on this operation)
  6. Units/Hr (if UPH adjust selected)
  7. J% (if J% adjust selected)
  8. Run Spoilage %
  9. Remarks
  10. Memo

Computer Calculation:

Deliver Quantity (if last bindery operation) = Estimate Quantity

Deliver Quantity (if not last bindery operation) = Next Bindery Gross Qty + Next Bindery MR Qty

Deliver Qty increases as bindery operations with spoilage and/or makeready sheets are added

Gross Run Sheets = ((Deliver Quantity / Number Out) x Idents) / (1 - run spoilage%)

Gross Run Sheets / UPH = Standard Hours

Standard Hours x J% = Estimated Hours (if less then minimum press run time, min used)

Estimated Hours x Rate = Cost $

Cost $ x Markup % = Markup $

Cost $ + Markup $ = Sell $