From: John Roseborough
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Subject: Re: PRICE?
Specific numbers may
not mean much because of the price difference of materials in Barbados. So a
rough guide might be to calculate the cost of item involved in the process and
double or triple that. That's for the first print. Additional prints from the
same negative at the same printing session are typically discounted. Same
negative different printing session back to the original price. For
instance if Ferric Oxalate powder costs $45.00 USD per 100 gr which
makes 371 ml solution. The cost per ml is 12 cents. There are approximately 22
drops per ml so using a brush for coating and 24 drops of FeOx for an 8x10 the
cost is about 13 cents. Do that for the Pt and Pd solutions developer, clearing
baths and paper. Remember to x2 or x3 your cost.
I figured $6 to $8
material costs per 8x10 depending upon paper and before Pt went to $1,200
oz. I then doubled this number and added in labor costs. Final price was about
$80 to $110 per 8x10 for the first print.
Sent: Tuesday, November
21, 2006 5:30 AM
Please help me with a price of PT/PD prints. Let’s assume the
You are willing to make
PT/PD prints from other people’s negatives.
They will supply you with
an 8X10 neg suitable (density range, etc.) for PT/PD printing.
They want the print on
11X14 100% cotton paper like Platinotype, Platine, or COT.
How much would you charge them to make the print for them,
including minimal spotting. I am trying to
an average price for such prints.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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