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Book Club – Estimating for Printers

Thursday, 01 September 2005
By Print 21 Online Article

Commissioned by the Printing Industries Association of Australia and written by Neville Aldridge, this is the 3rd edition of the Estimating for Printers manual.

Estimating for Printers has long been considered the industry standard, and widely regarded as the Printers bible.

The manual has been completely re-written to bring the information in line with the present-day industry requirements. The advancements and changes in technology have brought about the need to completely upgrade some parts of the manual. However, the costing, planning and estimating principles have not been changed.

This edition provides estimating standards for time and costs for both manual and electronic systems. The estimating topics covered extend from costing, paper and ink usage through to platemaking, binding and finishing and web and digital printing processes.

Neville Aldridge has years of trade experience in the printing industry. In the past he has worked as a supervisor, printing ink technician, production manager, manager and small business proprietor.

Neville also taught planning and estimating at Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts and tutored the Victorian Off-campus Estimating for Printers course (RMIT) since its inception in 1984. He now operates his own training and consultancy business.


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