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Where do you buy the materials for your metal frames? How long do they take to make up? Garry On Sun, 16 Jan 2000 15:00:16 -0800 "Gerald Olson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Rafe, I had no idea you were selling your prints at such a low > price. I > saw your website a while back, and your images are worth a lot more > than > that. It isn't worth the trouble to sell at prices that low. You > should > be getting at LEAST $75 for a matted 8x12 print. Even at Craft > fairs, > you should get $45 for one of your small ones, and this is assuming > you > are making them by the dozens while you sleep. Mine are selling for > $225 > for a 12x18 inch print in a white 18x24 matte with a metal frame I > put > together myself. The print costs less than a dollar, the Matte costs > about $3.50, The backing Foam Core about $2.25, the Glass is $3.50, > and > a nice matte Pewter colored or Silver frame is about $12 for the > complete frame. > > Total cost to me, is roughly in the $20-25 range to put everything > together, depending on where you buy your materials and how many you > order at a time. That's not too bad of a profit. > > Have you thought of selling your prints in a larger size as > "posters"? > You could print 12.5" x whatever length on your 1160, and offer them > as > posters. You can get mailing tubes for under $3 at any stationery > store, > or the post office if you customers want them mailed. > > Check out my website again, there are many new pictures on it. I > will be > adding a Master Card - Visa option in a week or so to make it much > easier for people to buy. > > Jerry > > http://www.westernechoes.com > > P.S. Let me know what you learn in the marketing Course. > > > > rafeb wrote: > > > > At 10:20 AM 1/16/00 -0800, Jerry Olson wrote: > > > > >Rafe, how many smaller than 8x12 prints do you sell? Why NOT go > to a > > >bigger size, it would only cost a few pennies to get from 7 > inches to 12 > > >inches! Do you have customers for your prints that are beating > down your > > >door demanding small prints? Wouldn't they be happy with an 8x10 > or 8x12 > > >print for just a few cents more? Do you know how many prints you > could > > >get from an 8 ounce 9000 printer cartridge (that fits the Epson > 3000)? > > >AND you can use the bulk generations inks. And these cartridges > are > > >REALLY easy to refill! > > > > As to the 3000 carts being easy to refill, > > you're not telling me anything I don't know. > > In effect, you have a working, proven, "big-ink" > > system. The rest of us are jealous. > > > > With regard to print sizes -- who knows what > > "might" sell versus what "does" sell. I've > > sold 5x8" and 8x10" prints because... these > > were the sizes I could produce with the > > equipment I owned (duh!) > > > > If you're in the "crafts fair" market (and I'm > > not saying that's a good market to play -- just > > the one I've dealt with so far) -- then costs > > must be kept absolutely to a minimum. I suspect > > the median value of all objects sold at these > > fairs is around $10 or less. > > > > FWIW, my matted 5x8s sell for $12-15, and > > matted 8x10s sell for $15-25 at these fairs. > > Framed stuff is more expensive. > > > > I'm signed up for a marketing course at a > > local community college. I'm sure they'll > > tell me exactly what to do! > - > Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use > accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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