I am printing on canvas with my Epson 7900. I am starting to get quotes for canvas prints from firms that have the 44" printers. My first quote came in at 13 cents a square inch ($18.72 sq. ft.) This is printed on canvas with no post processing. If I have them print 36" X 48" the price to print 1 canvas is $224.64. Does that sound right?
30 ml. ink $10.00 12 square feet of canvas at $24.00. That equals $34.00 for materials. If they triple the materials for their material profit margin that comes to $102.00 for materials. That leaves them $$122.64 to load the file and do the 30 minute print. Even if they take an hour to run just one print that comes to $122.00 an hour to operate a $6,000 printer. My brother runs $125,000 Catapillar bulldozers and gets only $120.00 an hour. What is wrong with this equation? Rather then complain I guess I need to look at adding an Epson 9900 to my fleet.
I am somewhat ok with this as a retail price ,but seems pretty high for wholesale.
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Sorry ,this was supposed to be in the printing forum. Please move if possible>
Dan I am not a Epson guy but is my price page. http://www.dypinc.com/yourcanvas.html
I can do up to 60" but I do not stock any laminate for that. I did source it at one time and did find a place that carried appropriate 61" laminate for canvas. I routinely do 50" canvas with laminate.
One of the other great things about using film laminate is the ease of laminating large canvas.
I print on a Canon iPF9000.