Glossary

Decoration Markup - is a field in the Overhead Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the percentage to be charged to cover overhead costs such as rent, non-billable staff time, equipment costs, and insurance. Administrative overhead is calculated on the price of the item just prior to applying the commission percentage.

 

Bid Files - are produced when you click Save Bid on the Line Items Page to save the current bid information to your Windows file system. Bid files always end with the file extension .bid.

 

Calculated Shipping - is the estimated cost of shipping the items from your supplier to your shop. It is calculated as the higher of either (Net Item Price x Items per Style x Wholesale Shipping Percent) or the amount specified on the Setting Page in the field Wholesale Min Shipping.

 

Check In/Layout - is a field in the Overhead Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the charge per item that you want used to cover the time it takes to unpack items, count them, stack them for decoration, lay them out again after decoration, recount them, and repack them for delivery.

 

Custom Ink Charge/Color - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the additional amount you charge for screen printing on items that require an additive for the ink. This charge is intended to recover the cost of ink that must be discarded after printing the job, for example printing on nylon items. The custom ink charge per color is multiplied by the sum of the Screen Print quantities and the Item Qty to determine the amount to charge.

 

Custom Item - is any item that you cannot select from the Choose Item Page because you do not have a supplier connector for the company from which you intend to order them. The Custom Item Page lets you set up and manage your list of custom items.

 

Discharge Printing - is a method of applying a design to dyed cotton fabric by printing a color-removing agent, such as chlorine or hydrosulfite, to bleach out a white or light pattern on the darker colored ground. In color-discharge printing, a dye impervious to the bleaching agent is combined with it, producing a colored design instead of white.

 

DTG - is also known as digital direct to garment printing, D2G printing, digital garment printing and inkjet to garment printing. It is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. DTG printers use specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.

 

Exclude Overhead Charges - is a check box that appears in the Name/Number Charges, Embroidery Charges, and Other Decoration Charges areas of the Profile Settings Page. These check boxes let you to specify whether you want the associated charges to be the exact amount to the customer or whether you want Fast Accurate Bids to calculate and add Check In/Layout, Decoration Markup, and Commission to these charges. Thus, if you have already factored in your handling, overhead, and commission on your embroidery other decoration and name and number

 

Fast Accurate Bids Profile Settings Page, all the settings and values on the Program Preferences dialog box, and two settings on the Design and Pricing page, specifically the name in the Prepared By field, and the setting for the check box related to showing the customer name on the bid. Pricing profiles end with the file suffix .pro.

 

Flash Ink Surcharge - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the markup percentage that is applied to the Ink Charge/Color field to calculate the ink charge for items that are flashed.

 

Flashing - is the process of using a heating unit on a screen printed garment while it is still on the press. The temperature of the ink layer on the garment is raised to the point where the ink begins to dry but is not completely cured. The ink will be dry to the touch and will form a solid surface on which to print additional colors. When the garment is run through the dryer the flashed layer will cure completely and bond to the ink layers on top.

 

Flashing Charge/Color - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the additional amount you charge to cover the time it takes to flash cure ink during printing. There are fields on the Design and Pricing Page for selecting the number of flashes for each of the sides of the item.

 

Full Search - is one of the two options on the Update Prices dialog box. A Full Search enables the Fast Accurate Bids Supplier Connector to search your computer’s full hard drive to locate the downloaded supplier pricing file. If you prefer to specify a directory for downloading the supplier pricing files that is other than the Windows Downloads directory, use this search option.

 

Ink Charge per Color - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the amount you charge for ink to print one color on one item.

 

Ink Surcharge for Flashing - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the markup percentage that is applied to the Ink Charge/Color field to calculate the ink charge for items that are flashed.

 

Item Cost - is a field on the Design and Pricing page. This is the amount that you pay to your supplier for the items you sell. When you enter an item by selecting it from the Choose Item Page, the item cost is taken from the data in the supplier’s pricing file. When you enter an item using the Custom Item Page, the item cost in the Item Cost field is taken from the data from that page.

 

Item Overhead - is a field in the Item Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the percentage to be charged to cover costs such as misprints, defective items, time for ordering items, etc. When used, item overhead is applied to the item cost of the items sold.

 

Item Qty - is a field on the Design and Pricing page that lets you enter the quantity for a particular line item. See also Project Qty.

 

Itemized Bids - show the pricing for each of the components of an apparel decoration job as opposed to standard bids and mixed item bids which show inclusive pricing. For example, an itemized bid for embroidery might show the price for the undecorated garment, the digitizing, and the embroidery. Itemized bids often show both a total price per item and total price for the job.

 

Mixed Item Bid – is a bid that presents an assortment of items that will receive the same decoration. For example, a mixed item bid might offer the pricing for placing the same image on 100 T-Shirts, 25 sweatshirts, and 25 hoodies. Mixed item bids show the price per item and can optionally have a totals row as well to show the total number of items and the total price for the job.

 

Name - is a field in the Name/Number Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the amount you charge for putting individual names (or any individual words) on shirts. For example, putting individual employees’ names and their job titles on shirts.

 

Owner Mode- when you set up a password in Fast Accurate Bids, you are actually setting the ability for the software to run in either Owner mode or User mode. Owner mode means that the Choose Item, Design and Pricing, and Line Items pages provide buttons to access the Profile Settings Page and the Pricing Analysis Page. The program can be started in Owner mode by entering the correct password in the field Enter Password on the Design and Pricing Page. If no password is set, the program operates in the same manner as it does in Owner mode.

 

Pricing Profile - is a list of the charges, markups, discounts, and other settings that are used as the variable values for this program that has been saved under a descriptive name so that you can select it for use when creating bids. This information includes all the settings and values on the Fast Accurate Bids Profile Settings Page and the name in the Prepared By field on the Design and Pricing Page. Pricing profiles end with the file suffix .pro.

 

Printing Charge per Color - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field sets the amount you charge for labor to print one color on one item, i.e. pull the squeegee.

 

Project Qty - is the total of all items for the bid if customer wants the same decoration on different types of items. See also Item Qty.

 

Quick Search - is one of the two options on the Update Prices dialog box. A Quick Search limits searching for a downloaded supplier pricing file to just your Windows downloads folder. This option can be used to significantly speed up the process for updating the supplier prices if you allow the pricing file to be downloaded to your Windows Downloads directory.

 

Screen Charge per Color - is a field in the Screen Printing Charges area of the Profile Settings Page. This field is for the amount you charge the customer for each screen for printing. It is intended to cover the labor and materials associated with the use of the screen.

 

Standard Bids - present an assortment of choices so the customer can choose one. For example, a standard bid might offer a choice of quantities (24, 36, 48), or a choice of garments (for example, good, better, best) to allow the customer to select the one that is the best match for he wants. Standard bids show the price per item and don’t provide a totals row since the underlying assumption is that the customer will only select one of the options offered by the bid.

 

Supplier Connector - is the generic name for the programs Fast Accurate Bids provides for downloading and working with the electronic supplier pricing files available from wholesale apparel companies. Fast Accurate Bids comes with supplier connectors for SanMar, alphabroder, and American Apparel. You may also purchase additional supplier connectors at that time or later whenever you want.

 

The labor portion consists of the cost of coating the screen, burning the image on it, taping it for printing, registering it on the press, and after the job is done, reclaiming it for future work.

 

The materials portion consists of a percentage of the cost screen itself (which is based on the number of times the screen can be used), the emulsion for the screen, the film for the image, the tape, and the chemicals.

 

User Mode - when you set up a password in Fast Accurate Bids, you are actually setting the ability for the software to run in either Owner mode or User mode. User mode means that the Show Settings and Pricing Analysis buttons will not appear on the Design and Pricing, Choose Item, and Line Items pages. This means that unless the user is aware of using the program in Owner mode, he or she will not even know that these pages exist.

 

 

 

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