bruce papier
MGF, Master Grumble Framer
I think we're missing something. We are trying to set up mat prices in Lifesaver. It seems to be set up to use the formula cost of material X markup = price. We use more (material x markup) + labor= price where labor does not increase at the same rate as the amount of material used. For example- if we were cutting a 16 x 20 out of a $10 matboard with a 2.5x markup plus $5 labor we get $11.25 retail. To get that same price using the Lifesaver method (as I understand it) you need a 4.5x markup on the material. Now suppose you have a 32 x 40 mat using the full sheet. Our price would be $25 for the material + $7.50 for labor (because it doesn't take much more labor to cut the larger size)= $32.50. Using their formula, the price is $10 x 4.5 = $45.00. That's nearly 40% higher all because it doesn't take 4x the labor to cut the 32 x 40. The difference becomes more exaggerated as you use more expensive matboard.
Where are we going wrong? How do you fix this?
Where are we going wrong? How do you fix this?