Enter the price per unit, quantity of units, number of colors used, and size of the printed material in square inches into the calculator to determine the total cost of offset printing; this calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Offset Printing Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cost of offset printing:

 Cost = (P * Q * U * S) / 1000

Variables:

• Cost is the total cost of offset printing
• P is the price per unit
• Q is the quantity of units
• U is the number of colors used
• S is the size of the printed material in square inches

To calculate the cost of offset printing, multiply the price per unit by the number of units, then multiply the result by the number of colors used. Multiply the final result by the size of the printed material in square inches. Divide the final result by 1000 to get the total cost of offset printing.

## What is a Offset Printing?

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and then to the printing surface. The process begins with the creation of a plate that is coated with a photosensitive emulsion. An image is then burned onto the plate using a laser, which removes the emulsion where it is not needed, leaving behind a relief of the image. This plate is then mounted onto a cylinder, and ink is applied. The ink adheres to the relief image on the plate and is transferred to a rubber blanket on a second cylinder. The rubber blanket then transfers the ink to the paper or other printing surface as it passes between the blanket and impression cylinders. The term “offset” refers to the fact that the image isn’t printed directly onto the paper from the plates, but is offset or transferred to another surface first. This method allows for high-quality and consistent results, making it ideal for large-volume print runs.

## How to Calculate Offset Printing?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Offset Printing Cost Recovery Ratio.

1. First, determine the total revenue generated from offset printing ($). 2. Next, determine the total operating costs associated with offset printing ($).
3. Next, gather the formula from above = CRR = TR / OC.
4. Finally, calculate the Offset Printing Cost Recovery Ratio.
5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total revenue from offset printing ($) = 500 total operating costs associated with offset printing ($) = 200