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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1971 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
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Hi All,

I got a request from a person who would like to purchase a photo to make a big print and give it as a gift to a family member.

I have no idea how much to charge. Are there any guidelines to follow?

Any input would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Andrei

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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

Why not do the big print and charge him for that?

Jid



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

For requests like this, I offer to take care of the printing and send the print to them against printing cost price plus a small extra amount for myself (call it labour costs).
I don't send people large jpg's.

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edit: ...and include the postage costs in the price aswell of course...

[Edited 2009-07-14 00:09:49]

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Andrei,

In this case I, like those above, always quote an 'all-in' price, which includes printing costs, postage and a little on top for myself. I normally charge around £10-20 for the actual image (my 'little bit on top') depending on what size they'd like.

I tend to use Photobox (www.photobox.co.uk) as they will post direct to your client while omitting any documentation detailing costs. Saves you paying two lots of postage basically.

Karl


User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1736 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
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I refer people to the photograph on my Smugmug where they can then purchase any size print (at my price including markup). I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug.


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3489 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 4):
I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug

It's pretty easy using Photobox, and you have full control over the image you upload there. For instance, I was asked once if the colour could be (in their words) 'beefed up' (or saturated more in our terms).

Karl


User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3484 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 4):
I refer people to the photograph on my Smugmug where they can then purchase any size print (at my price including markup). I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug.

I would add that the photo labs Smugmug uses for prints are very good; I've had no complaints from customers and it really gives the customer more options and might even translate into more than just a sale for one print.



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1736 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3472 times:
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Unfortunately Andrei is from Australia, so he may want to find a company that does business in AUS dollars. Smugmug only does business in USD, but they do have international users... I'm not sure how well it works but I believe international currency is coming very soon.


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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
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Thanks everybody for the replies. I get a rough idea now.

The problem in this particular case that the person wants to put the image "on canvas." I don't know what exactly it means; maybe just a large print. I guess, I'll have to find out.

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3447 times:
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Quoting Chukcha (Reply 8):

The problem in this particular case that the person wants to put the image "on canvas." I don't know what exactly it means; maybe just a large print. I guess, I'll have to find out.

He's probably referring to something like this.

2H4



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1736 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
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There is also rolled canvas if they want to frame it or otherwise do something to it.


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