In fact, there are essential differences between them, and their functions are different.
Printing pricing refers to the settlement list provided by the printing unit to the customer according to the detailed pricing standard signed by both parties after the processing of the printing products commissioned by the customer.
Printing quotation refers to the estimation of the processing cost of printing products and the cost of raw and auxiliary materials provided to customers according to the requirements of customers for products before the customers entrust the processing of printing products.
They have both similarities and differences.
Their similarities are: 1. The same principle; 2. The same basic project; 3. Rigorous and meticulous work process.
The differences are as follows: 1. Printing quotation is conducted before signing the printing product processing contract with customers, and printing pricing is conducted after the printing product processing is completed. Printing quotation requires fast speed and accurate quotation. 2. When printing pricing, each process link has been completed, so the pricing price is the accurate value. There are uncertain factors in each process link when printing quotation, which may change during processing. Therefore, the printing quotation is a valuation, but it should be as close to the printing value as possible. 3. Printing pricing is an accurate calculation, and each pricing item must be complete. Printing quotation emphasizes the speed of quotation, so some small items with low cost can be omitted. 4. The price quoted for printing is higher than the value of printing price. Generally, the price quoted is about 3% more than the reasonable price. 5. For printing quotation, both parties can negotiate (bargain), which is variable. Printing pricing is the price after the contract is signed, which needs to be followed.