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Printing Calculator Guide


Are you someone who wants to know how to use a printing costs calculator?

Are you new to using a printing costs calculator?

If you said yes to both these questions then keep scrolling down to read more.

Why Did We Develop the Printing Costs Calculator?

Printing products are different from other regular products. Almost all the printing products are customized and made to order, depending on the individual needs of the customers. They are different in size, quantity, cover paper, inner paper, page count, cover surface, binding styles, and package methods. In the past, all sales in printing companies were calculated by hand. However, this process was too time-consuming and had a lot of room for error. To make things easy and for a smooth process, a printing costs calculator was introduced.

To get the printing prices effectively, we set up a printing costs calculator (instant online quote) in 2015. The printing costs calculator software was developed with a lot of research and more than 25 years of printing business experience. The printing costs calculator includes more than 95% of customer printing requests of the commercial printing product prices. This product is a lifesaver in itself.


What Does the Printing Costs Calculator Include?

Softcover book quote

Hardcover book quote

Self-cover board book quote

Hardcover board book quote

Catalog quote

Saddle stitch calendar quote

3-month calendar quote

☆ Desk calendar quote

Wire-O calendar quote

☆ Poster quote

Flyer quote

☆ Presentation folder quote

How to Get Printing Prices for Different Products by Printing Costs Calculator?

In the printing costs calculator, there are 12 different product calculators. All you have to do is choose the one that best suits your needs and get started.

Here is how you can get printing prices for different products with the help of a printing costs calculator:

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Firstly, choose what product you need to calculate

After clicking the product, you will see several specifications that are necessary to calculate the price.

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Secondly, fill in the specifications

The first specification that needs to be filled in is size. You can get almost all the normal sizes you need from our calculator but if you cannot find it, you can also click “customized” and fill in the size manually. After filling in the size, next is quantity. Our price calculator can provide prices from 100pcs to 50,000pcs. There are some quantities you can choose directly such as 500pcs, 1000pcs but you need to fill in the exact quantity. For example, 600pcs, 1200pcs, etc. Click “customized” and fill in the exact quantity and you will get that price.

After finishing the above, you would be required to choose paper, page amount, and binding.

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When all these are filled in, select the “submit” button at the bottom.

Then you will see how much your product costs. Except for the above specifications, you can also choose some special back processes such as foil stamping, spot UV, embossing, etc. Choose what you like and you will find the price difference. These special options will make your product high-end.

The options are endless. It all depends on how you want to go about the printing process based on the quantity and quality you are looking for in the final product.

How to Use Printing Calculator

What Product Can or Cannot Be Calculated?

Our printing costs calculator can cover most of the products you need such as an A4 size hardcover softcover book, a 7×7″ children’s board book, an 11×8.5″ wall calendar, an 11×11″ coffee table book, etc. Our costs calculator can meet over 90% of your needs.

However, different products have different specifications. Let us introduce what price calculator can calculate for each specification.

A. Size

Each product has a different minimum size and maximum size. We list each product’s minimum size and maximum size here. 

Products Minimum Size Maximum Size
Book, Catalog, Booklet 95x95mm 285x285mm
Board Book 90x90mm 216x216mm
3-Month Calendar, Desk Calendar Only 320x168mm And 246x170mm
Saddle-Stitching Calendar 95x95mm 305x305mm
Wire-O Binding Calendar 95x95mm A2 Size
Poster 280x280mm 870x1210mm
Flyer 90x90mm 864x297mm
Folder Only Standard A4 Size

B. Quantity

When quantity is between 100-50,000pcs, you can get prices by choosing quantity or clicking “custom”.

  Minimum Order Quantity Maximum Order Quantity
All Products 100pcs 50,000pcs

If you need more than 50,000pcs prices, please contact us and we will calculate the price for you.

C. Page amount

Here is each product’s page amount range. 

Products Page Amount
Softcover Books, Hardcover Books, Catalogs Less than 500 pages
Board Book From 8 to 48 pages
3-Month Calendar 12 sheets
Desk Calendar 12 pages and 24 pages
Saddle Stitching Calendar 12 pages, 24 pages, 36 pages, and 48 pages
Wire-o Binding Calendar 12 pages and 24 pages

If you have special needs, you are welcome to contact us.

D. Paper

Our price calculator can check prices for three normal papers. They are gloss art paper, matte art paper, and offset paper. The different papers have a different weight from 80-300gsm.

If you need special paper, please tell us the name or show us the picture and we will let you know the price.

E. Lamination

We can provide three kinds of lamination that are gloss, matte, and soft-touch.

It all depends on how much you are willing to spend and we can get the work started right away.

F. Surface

We can do most of the surface such as

but our price calculator cannot calculate when foil stamping or spot UV parts are large or complex.

If you have a special design, please show us and we will let you know the price. Just keep one thing in mind that the prices will vary depending on the size you are looking to get printed.

G. Binding

Our price calculator can check many binding option prices such as

but our price calculator cannot calculate prices for wire-o binding and hardcover binding together.

If you need this, please let us know and we will calculate it for you.

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Printing Costs Calculator Benefits

Our price calculator helps our customers and us a lot. Many customers just show the price they downloaded. That is how we know what they need directly and give them suggestions.

Besides, you can check any quantity and size. In this case, you will save a lot of time and can get the quote right now. You do not need to wait for too long. After checking prices, you will know what the best solution for your printing product is and you can make a budget in advance.

Except above, the printing costs calculator can calculate the price without any error. You can download a PDF format file to keep the record. In this case, when you print again, your orders will be the same price that is great for business.

Furthermore, the printing costs calculator saves us labor costs. In return, we give the discount to our customers. We always offer extra discounts on our printing costs calculator for different products in different seasons.

After you check our online calculator, you will find it is convenient and the price is great. You are welcome to try our printing cost calculator.