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:


Example: Standard PMS Ink with a one time fee of $20


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 one time pricing fee can be added:


Under Setup, complete the fields with the following:

FieldValue
Pieces Per Hour9999999
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:


Example: Ink Usage with Lock to Formula 'Run Size Square Feet x Press Sheets' and Modifier 30%

This would take coverage per lb, divide by cover (i.e. 30%) divide by 144 to find square feet.


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


  4.      Select {Save}. 


Once the Lock To Formula 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 FormulaSquare Feet - Press Sheets
Lock to ModifierDivide By
Modifier Amount30


  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 CostEnter per thousand price for the cost of Light ink.
Light PriceEnter 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 PriceEnter per thousand price for the price of Heavy ink.



   6.     Select {Save}.