ESTIMATES, RATES, AND SERVICES
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to top Introduction and Basis for Pricing

Customary Rates are published for most services and their component services. These itemized rates and services are detailed, but do serve as a baseline in calculating or estimating complex jobs.

Actual costs of any project depend on factors particular to the job, including efficiencies of large projects. In general, smaller jobs often reflect the total cost of their one or two components, larger jobs usually cost considerably less than the sum of their components might.

Clients can always minimize costs (and production time) by following the tips and guidelines found on this site.

For the purpose of calculating prices, MetaGlyfix classifies itemized rates and services into the following nine categories:

  1. General Services
  2. Flyers, Posters, Ads
  3. Photos, Digital Art
  4. Technical Illustrations
  5. Stationery, Business Forms and Cards
  6. Newsletters, Pamphlets
  7. Books, Monographs
  8. Web Sites
  9. Databases

As with all things in life, prices are subject to change.

to top 1. General Services

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
101 File translation $25 file
102 File stripping/cleaning (text) .3¢ char
103 File preparation $80 hour
104 Format/reformat files (text) $75 unit
105 Extract usable text from PDF $155 file
106 Extract usable text $80 hour
107 Archive files <100 MB $25 set
108 Archive files 100 MB–1 GB $50 set
109 Archive files >1 GB $100 set
111 Preflight $80 hour
121 Preparation of digital files (simple) $70 set
122 Preparation of digital files (regular) $105 set
123 Preparation of digital files (complex) $175 set
124 Preparation of digital files (intricate) $280 set
125 PostScript files $15 file
126 PDF file $10 file
127 PostScript files, multiple $10 file
128 PDF file/proof/multiple $4 file
129 PDF from Word doc (minimal) $15 file
130 PDF from Word doc $45 file
131 Direct printing $80 hour
135 Reprint archived files (simple) $20 item
136 Reprint archived files (regular) $35 item
137 Reprint archived files (complex) $80 hour
141 Key edits, MSWord trk chgs $60 hour
142 Author/client revisions $80 hour
143 Editorial revisions $80 hour
145 Rescale/repurpose (simple) $10 item
146 Rescale/repurpose (regular) $15 item
147 Rescale/repurpose (complex) $25 item
148 Rescale/repurpose (intricate) $50 item
151 Font/character construction $80 hour
152 Custom font $410 job
153 Kerning pairs design $80 hour
154 Font/character customization $120 job
155 Miscellaneous $80 hour
156 Barcode, set-up, generate $25 item
161 Page layout, 1 color $60 page
162 Page layout, 2 colors $85 page
171 Place graphic $15 item
172 Place new graphic $30 item
181 Proofing, hrly $80 hour
182 Proofread text 1.5¢ word
183 Copy edit text 2.5¢ word
184 Production/project editing $80 hour
191 Digital files, a (rights) $295 job
192 Digital files, b (rights) $585 job
193 Digital files, c (rights) $875 job

to top 2. Flyers, Posters, Ads

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
213 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, 1-color no illus $90 side
214 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, 1-color, no illus $110 side
215 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, 1-color, no illus $140 side
216 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, 1-color, no illus $175 side
217 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, 1-color, no illus $215 side
223 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, 1-color, w/illus $110 side
224 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, 1-color, w/illus $140 side
225 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, 1-color, w/illus $175 side
226 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, 1-color, w/illus $215 side
227 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, 1-color, w/illus $270 side
233 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, 2-color, no illus $110 side
234 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, 2-color, no illus $140 side
235 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, 2-color, no illus $175 side
236 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, 2-color, no illus $215 side
237 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, 2-color, no illus $270 side
243 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, 2-color, w/illus $140 side
244 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, 2-color, w/illus $175 side
245 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, 2-color, w/illus $215 side
246 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, 2-color, w/illus $270 side
247 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, 2-color, w/illus $340 side
253 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, full color, w/illus $140 side
254 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, full color, w/illus $175 side
255 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, full color, w/illus $215 side
256 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, full color, w/illus $270 side
257 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, full color, w/illus $340 side
263 Flyr/pstr/ad design, A, full color, w/illus $175 side
264 Flyr/pstr/ad design, B, full color, w/illus $215 side
265 Flyr/pstr/ad design, C, full color, w/illus $270 side
266 Flyr/pstr/ad design, D, full color, w/illus $340 side
267 Flyr/pstr/ad design, E, full color, w/illus $425 side
281 Flyr/pstr/ad production, 1-color, no illus $90 job
282 Flyr/pstr/ad production, 1-color, w/illus $150 job
283 Flyr/pstr/ad production, 2-color, no illus $120 job
284 Flyr/pstr/ad production, 2-color, w/illus $200 job
285 Flyr/pstr/ad production, full color, no illus $150 job
286 Flyr/pstr/ad production, full color, w/illus $250 job

to top 3. Photos, Digital Art

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
301 Photo, b/w, scan, scale, adjust $55 item
302 Photo, b/w, scan, scale, adjust, HiLoRes $60 item
303 Photo, b/w, scan, scale, clean $90 item
304 Photo, b/w, scan, scale, clean, HiLoRes $95 item
305 Photo, color, scan, scale, adjust $85 item
306 Photo, color, scan, scale, adjust, HiLoRes $90 item
307 Photo, color, scan, scale, clean $140 item
308 Photo, color, scan, scale, clean, HiLoRes $150 item
311 Line art, scan, scale $45 page
312 Line art, scan, scale, HiLoRes $55 page
313 Line art, scan, scale, clean $90 page
314 Line art, scan, scale, clean, HiLoRes $100 page
316 Retouch line art (simple) $40 page
317 Retouch line art (regular) $60 page
318 Retouch line art (complex) $95 page
319 Retouch line art (intricate) $150 page
341 Digital illustration, place $45 item
342 Digital illustration, rework $120 item
343 Digital illustration, original (a) $175 item
344 Digital illustration, original (b) $235 item
345 Digital illustration, original (c) $295 item
346 Digital illustration, original (d) $380 item
351Map, simple, 1-color$295item
352Map, regular, 1-color$410item
353Map, complex, 1-color$585item
354Map, intricate, 1-color$935item
355Map, special, 1-color$175item
356Map, special/supra, 1-color$235item
361Map, simple, 2-color$320item
362Map, regular, 2-color$435item
363Map, complex, 2-color$610item
364Map, intricate, 2-color$960item
365Map, special, 2-color$200item
366Map, special/supra, 2-color$260item
371Map, simple, full color$335item
372Map, regular, full color$450item
373Map, complex, full color$625item
374Map, intricate, full color$975item
375Map, special, full color$215item
376Map, special/supra, full color$275item
381 Logo (initial development) $525 job
383 Adapted illustration, regular $60 item
384 Adapted illustration, complex $90 item
386 Prep bulk asrtd illustrations (a) $15 item
387 Prep bulk asrtd illustrations (b) $20 item
391 Design, layout, setup $120 item

to top 4. Technical Illustrations

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
401 Technical illustration, simple $45 item
402 Technical illustration, regular $60 item
403 Technical illustration, complex $85 item
404 Technical illustration, supra $100 item
405 Technical illustration, intricate $120 item
411 Technical illustration, compound, simple $30 unit
412 Technical illustration, compound, regular $50 unit
413 Technical illustration, compound, complex $70 unit
414 Technical illustration, compound, supra $85 unit
415 Technical illustration, compound, intricate $105 unit
421 Technical illustration, revise, simple $30 item
422 Technical illustration, revise, regular $50 item
423 Technical illustration, revise, complex $70 item
424 Technical illustration, revise, supra $85 item
425 Technical illustration, revise, intricate $105 item
431 Graph, simple $70 item
432 Graph, regular $105 item
433 Graph, complex $175 item
451 Scaling set-up, simple $45 job
452 Scaling set-up, regular $90 job
453 Scaling set-up, compound $120 job
454 Typographic setup $90 job
481 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/smpl $20 item
482 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/reg $30 item
483 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/cmplx $45 item
485 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/intr $60 item
491 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/cmpnd/smpl $15 unit
492 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/cmpnd/reg $25 unit
493 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/cmpnd/cmplx $35 unit
495 Surcharge, illegible copy, TI/cmpnd/intr $55 unit

to top 5. Stationery, Business Forms and Cars

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
521 Business card, design $90 job
522 Business card, production $60 item
535 Form, design & production, 1 color $295 job
536 Form, design & production, 2 colors $350 job
541 Form production, size A, 1 color, no graphics $85 page
542 Form production, size B, 1 color, no graphics $115 page
543 Form production, size C, 1 color, no graphics $165 page
546 Form revision, size A, 1 color, no graphics $60 page
547 Form revision, size B, 1 color, no graphics $85 page
548 Form revision, size C, 1 color, no graphics $120 page
561 Letterhead, design & production $235 job
567 Envelope (matching), design & production $90 item
568 Envelope, design & production $175 job

to top 6. Newsletters, Pamphlets

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
611 Newsletter design, 1 color $585 job
612 Newsletter design, 2 colors $700 job
615 Newsletter layout & typography, 1 color $60 page
616 Newsletter layout & typography, 2 colors $70 page
631 Brochure design, 1 color $585 job
632 Brochure design, 2 colors $700 job
635 Brochure layout & typography, 1 color $60 page
636 Brochure layout & typography, 2 colors $70 page
655 Page layout & typography, 1 color $70 page
656 Page layout & typography, 2 colors $85 page
657 Page layout & typography, full color $120 page

to top 7. Books, Monographs

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
711 Typography .5¢ char
715 Typography, expert/OSF fonts .6¢ char
721 Book design: style, format, layouts, fonts $585 job
723 Monograph design: style, format, layouts, fonts $585 job
727 Booklet design: style, format, layouts, fonts $295 job
731 Table, simple $65 item
732 Table, regular $80 item
733 Table, complex $130 item
734 Table, intricate $175 item
736 Table extension $40 unit
741 Book cover, 1-color, design & production (ltd) $350 job
742 Book cover, 1-color, design & production $470 job
743 Book cover, 2-color, design & production (ltd) $410 job
744 Book cover, 2-color, design & production $585 job
745 Book cover, full color, design & production (ltd) $525 job
746 Book cover, full color, design & production $760 job
747 Booklet cover, 1-color, w/graphic, design & prodtn $175 job
748 Booklet cover, 2-color, w/graphic, design & prodtn $295 job
749 Booklet cover, full color, design & prodtn $410 job
751 Index compilation $80 hour
752 Index generation $2.75 item
753 Concordance compilation $80 hour

to top 8. Web Sites

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
811 Site design & construction (A) $95 page
812 Site design & construction (B) $120 page
813 Site design & construction (C) $150 page
814 Site design & construction (D) $175 page
821 Page/site revision (A) $95 page
822 Page/site revision (B) $120 page
823 Page/site revision (C) $150 page
824 Page/site revision (D) $175 page
831 Site mapping $80 hour
851 Site maintenance $80 hour
853 Site updates (routine) $80 hour
854 Site updates (non-routine) $80 hour
861 HTML Coding (regular) $80 hour
862 HTML Coding (data/tables) $120 hour
871 Graphics preparation (for web) $80 hour
872 Scan, scale, compress web graphic $10 item
873 Scan, scale, adjust, compress web graphic $12 item
875 File translation/encoding (web) $30 item
881 Original web graphics $80 hour
882 Original web graphic, simple $35 item
885 Animated graphic (a) $120 item
886 Animated graphic (b) $175 item
891 Site design, construction, maintenance (special) $120 job

to top 9. Databases

ID# Service Name Rate Unit
908 Data processing $80 hour
918 Database design $80 hour
919 Database construction $80 hour
920 Database testing/troubleshooting $80 hour
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