FAQ - How to Calculate Ink


Ink can be calculated in numerous ways. Here are a few different methods for calculating:


Calculating Ink on Department Items as a 1 Time Fee:


To begin, create a new department item:

Step     Action

  1.       Select {Settings} and then select {Department Items} under Dockets. The

            page should open on the Search tab.

  2.       Select {New} under Search-Department Items. A New Department Item 

            page will open.

  3.       Complete the Configuration fields with the following:

Field

Value
Name

Standard PMS Ink
Group

Ink
Department

Press


  4.      Select {Save}. The page will now show Standard PMS Ink.


Once the department item has been created, the pricing fee can be added:

            Under Setup, complete the fields with the following:

Field
Value
Pieces Per Hour
9999999
Setup Price
$20

 

Process can now be repeated to setup a Mixed Ink with a fee of $30 and a Metallic Ink with a fee of $40.


Calculating Ink on Department Items as Usage:

To begin, create a new lock to formula for run size square feet x press sheets :

Step     Action

  1.       Select {Settings} and then select {Department Items} under Dockets and then select the Lock to Formulas tab.

  2.       Select {New} under Lock to Formulas. A New Lock to Formula modal window will open.

  3.       Complete the fields with the following:

Field

Value
Name

Square Feet - Press Sheets
Variables
Select "Run Size - Square Feet" and "Press Sheets"
Display Formula

Select "Run Size - Square Feet"


  4.      Select {Save}. 


Once the department item has been created, the department item can be created for ink usage:

Step     Action

  1.       Select {Search} and then select {New} under Search-Department Items. A New Department Item 

            page will open.

  2.       Complete the Configuration fields with the following:

Field

Value
Name

Ink Usage
Group

Ink
Department

Press
Lock To Formula
Square Feet - Press Sheets
Lock to Modifier
Divide By
Modifier Amount
30


  3.      Select {Save}. 


Calculating Ink on Offset/Web/Perfector Press:

Ink coverage can be set on offset, web, and perfector presses.


Step     Action

  1.       Select {Settings} and then select {Press} under Dockets.  The Press page will open.

  2.       Select a Press to add pricing to. The edit page for the selected press will open.

  3.       Select {Pricing} on the right-hand side of screen to auto scroll to Pricing

            section and then scroll to Ink Coverage section.

  4.       Select {New} under Ink Coverage. A New Ink Scale modal window will 

            open.

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  5.      Complete the fields.

           

           Note: Here you can have a light, average and a heavy ink cost and sale per 

           thousand.

           Using this would have the average set at no cost, the light as a negative

           and the heavy as a positive number. This way an average coverage has no

           impact, a light coverage would reduce the price and a heavy coverage would

           increase the price.

Field

Description

Press Sheets Up To

Enter in the end quantity for press sheets.

i.e.  1st Scale: 500 (from 1 - 500)
      2nd Scale: 1000 (from 501 - 1000)

Light Cost
Enter per thousand price for the cost of Light ink.

Light Price
Enter per thousand price for the price of Light ink.

Average Cost

Enter per thousand price for the cost of Average ink.

Average Price

Enter per thousand price for the price of Average ink.

Heavy Cost

Enter per thousand price for the cost of Heavy ink.

Heavy Price
Enter per thousand price for the price of Heavy ink.



   6.     Select {Save}.