Looking for a sanity check.
Obviously if something's really wrong with a print, it needs to get scrapped. But, what about those situations where I'm horrified by what's wrong with it, my wife is saying no one will notice that but you, and I know I'm more picky about perfection than anyone else I know.
I reproduce artwork for artists who sell their work primarily at art fairs. I've been operating with the idea that the print is either pretty much flawless (material-wise and damage-wise) and gets sold and given to the customer, or it's scrapped without discussion of it. I'm talking about an unusual pattern in the canvas - like a raised horizontal line across the width of the roll - a screwed up spot on the canvas that didn't accept the ink well. (With a client who already hand-embelishes the prints they get from me, they could probably fix a screwed up spot with "little" effort.) Stuff that I know some other printers wouldn't think twice about, but I have a severe perfectionism trait - which is good and bad. If it was a blank spot by dust, I've gotten pretty good at fixing that.
The inner hoarder in me would love to instead of quietly destroying it, to offer it to a client at around a 15% discount, since that's around the cost of the canvas if reprinted. (Cost of just canvas material, not the coating, stretcher bars, and time.) But, I think a client is going to say it's no good to you in the garbage, why not offer it to me at 50-75% off? If I do, it's shooting myself in the foot because I would have been better off eating the 15% and reprinting it, and avoiding the whole "your cost of the canvas is only 15%?" question.
But, then, part of me thinks some clients would love the idea of 15% off if they're less picky to me, or can "easily" repair the damage, etc.
If something minor went wrong in the coating or stretching process, then a greater discount could be offered, but that's not really happening. Me wanting to destroy a print is almost always when it's fresh out of the printer.