I have a client who wants me to handle the printing as well. Is there an industry standard figure like 10% or 15% of the total print cost that I should bill to the client? or should I charge a fixed figure as print handling?
Very old question….
If I cover printing for a piece, I charge the printing costs + 20% up front as a minimum. I’ve been burned by clients refusing to pay for printing due to some error they missed when they proofread something. It’s never fun to get caught with a large invoice your client should be paying.
I honestly try and avoid doing anything other than acting as a liaison for printing for any project where printing costs are over 3 figures. Not because I couldn’t cover it, but because there’s too much risk vs reward.