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We charge more for glass Danny, The cost depends on the job itself.

Cylindrical, Logo's, Expensive customers item, Personally I charge what I think the job is worth, especially if its the customers own Item.

On a glass tankard we charge: minimum set up charge of £8 plus 25p per letter. But it can vary.

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We also make the customer sign a disclaimer if its there item and not one that we have supplied, Some of the cheap stuff people bring in can be real crap, At least if they buy it from you and theres any problem you can replace it easy and theres no " That cost me £100" crap to deal with, when you no they got it from the pound store

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We did a small Wine glass and on the last letter it cracked and the customer brought in a whole set of 11 other glasses each with the name of one of her grand kids. What are you going to do about matching all the others she wanted to no ? We had to redo 12 glasses for her, We now sandblast all Cheap glass and crystal and never have any problems regardless of Shape,cost,style

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Guest Iain Cheall

quick question

 

I am engraving a crystal bowl for a local trade union office. they provided the bowl and having checked with the shop they got it from they are £24.95 to buy. I am engraving 78 letters or 16 words on the bottom. doing it backwards so it can be read from above.

 

I was thinking of charging £10 setup and 25p per letter but thats more than the bowl cost them, then theres the dreaded on top. so now I aint sure what to charge. I get a fair bit of work from them so they are good customers. any suggestions oh wise and fair minded people of the forum :P

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quick question

 

I am engraving a crystal bowl for a local trade union office. they provided the bowl and having checked with the shop they got it from they are £24.95 to buy. I am engraving 78 letters or 16 words on the bottom. doing it backwards so it can be read from above.

 

I was thinking of charging £10 setup and 25p per letter but thats more than the bowl cost them, then theres the dreaded on top. so now I aint sure what to charge. I get a fair bit of work from them so they are good customers. any suggestions oh wise and fair minded people of the forum :P

 

I think the price you charged was very fare, as it wasn't over complicated, and wouldn't have taken to long to do.

Just because the engraving comes to as much as the item, doesn't mean you have to down value the job.

After all the finished product means so much more engraved than it would unengraved to the reciever :wink:

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charged them the £10 setup and 25p per letter, £34.66 total inc VAT.

They are chuffed to bits with the bowl and are looking forward to presenting it to their president when he comes.

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best way to look at it iain: if you bought a car for a hundred quid from the scrappers, would you expect to pay less than your initial hundred for a respray?

 

this is the outlook we have adopted, especially with cheap shoes, the folk on here are right, if they want quality, they have to pay for it and most folk will.

 

nice job by the way, was it on a computer or on a manual?

 

regards, rick.

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I did it on my is200tx with which I am having problems with the bed not being level (this is why i am upgrading to a is400) I had to go over it a few times and ended up raising the z to miss the begining of each line and resetting it to do the end of them. thats why if you look closely at the pic its slightly deeper on the left than it is on the right. :?

 

I take on board what everyone has said about the price structure and I agree with you all. I charged what I usually charge and they were fine with it. :)

 

I guess I am a bit of a soft touch :oops: I honestly don't like to give out prices but thats just the way I am. I will have to learn to deal with it.

 

oh uk900 :) round here :lol: terraced houses don't have driveways :P :wink:

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I did it on my is200tx with which I am having problems with the bed not being level (this is why i am upgrading to a is400) I had to go over it a few times and ended up raising the z to miss the begining of each line and resetting it to do the end of them. thats why if you look closely at the pic its slightly deeper on the left than it is on the right. :?

 

I take on board what everyone has said about the price structure and I agree with you all. I charged what I usually charge and they were fine with it. :)

 

I guess I am a bit of a soft touch :oops: I honestly don't like to give out prices but thats just the way I am. I will have to learn to deal with it.

 

oh uk900 :) round here :lol: terraced houses don't have driveways :P :wink:

 

Thats the exact reason I got rid of my is200tx. the jaws aren't level. It is more or less impossible to tighten a vice and for it to stay exactly level.

I said this some time ago in another post.

 

is400volume or just the 400 is the baby to have, I've said this loads of times and a fair few of you have gone down that road.

All seem very happy with their new machines.

 

Iain, just a thought, If your engraving area wasn't level when you were doing your glass, you should try using a nose cone, this would have given you perfect depth of engraving from start to finish. :wink: :wink:

It will allow you to set the "Z" a little lower without engraving any deeper, hence taking out the slope in your engraving area.

Just a tip and not a critisim of your engraving.

 

And by the way the terrace house's up my way have maids, butlers & long flowing driveways :D :lol: :D

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Iain, just a thought, If your engraving area wasn't level when you were doing your glass, you should try using a nose cone, this would have given you perfect depth of engraving from start to finish. :wink: :wink:

It will allow you to set the "Z" a little lower without engraving any deeper, hence taking out the slope in your engraving area.

Just a tip and not a critisim of your engraving.

 

And by the way the terrace house's up my way have maids, butlers & long flowing driveways :D :lol: :D

 

never thought of that with a diamond tip might try it if i get another one in.

 

and i am glad I din't live in your area the houses sund extremely expensive. God knows what my 40 bed mansion would cost.

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