thats amazing info thank you!! does it handle an excel spreadsheet? My client has 2000 products with price and info for each which i really don't want to be going back and forth with him for.
whats the difference between the lite and reg/
I don't know how others quote. But this is how I do it.
Decide if it's 5 minutes a page - 10 minutes per page - 15 minutes per page - 30 minutes per page.
For a catalog I would put it at the 30 minutes per page - as it's complex.
30 minutes X number of pages (in your case 100) - so it's 50 hours.
50 hours X your hourly rate = price for the LAYOUT
You have other factors
Image corrections - which I charge at a flat rate (you can iron that out with the client).
Infographics - flat rate
Diagrams/Charts - flat rate
Tables - flat rate
Ad creation - flat rate
I know my LAYOUT charge is 50 hours X hourly rate.
I count all the images (2000 in this case - how many need clipping paths/clean up?) say it's 5 minutes per image -
166 hours X hourly rate
How many infographics, diagrams/charts/tables/ads to be created X flat rate.