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A Textile Printer's Guide to Estimating Production Time

(January 1999) posted on Sun Jan 23, 2000

Combs presents good estimations for good business.

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By Terry Combs


Fig. 5: Recording Setup and Breakdown Times
1 color 2 color 3 color 4 color 5 color 6 color
To use this table, record individual setup or breakdown times in minutes under each category of colors printed. When a column is completed (after recording times for at least 10 jobs), total the minutes and divide by the number of jobs you timed. The resulting number will be the average setup or breakdown time for jobs with that number of colors.


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