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Hi JD,
     To the contrary, it is exactly the information I was looking for.  I'm in the process of schooling myself by inventorying my home, and I was a little surprised by  the amount of pages the reports have consisted of.  Thanks so much for your reply, and especially your time!
Alan

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Alan wrote:

Hi Folks, How many pages are you averaging per each total report.



Hi Alan,

I know what I'm about to type isn't the answer you are looking for, but...

The number of pages in the final report depend on what the client wants, the size and type of inventory and no two are ever the same. I've done many inventories where the client only wanted the reports on the CD (nothing printed), another where the report consisted of 4 printed pages on a three bedroom apartment and one that took over 6,000 pages for a multimillion dollar business (very lucrative inventory). The $5 million residential property I inventoried on Lake Tahoe a few years ago printed about 1,000 pages. If I had to put a number on it, I would say a four bedroom house varies between 15 (not much stuff) to 250 (lots of stuff) or more pages.

Others might have a different answer, but this is how things are working here. I hope this helps.

Good luck in your business,



-- Edited by JD on Sunday 6th of December 2009 01:21:07 AM

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Hi Folks, How many pages are you averaging per each total report.
Thanks,
Alan

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I do use kinko's to print my reports. I also have this expense built into my fees.

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I use an HP LaserJet M1319f all in one.  I don't use a colour printer as I feel the CD I give my clients with the digital photos are what the insurance companies will look at.  I print in B&W. Each item inventoried is listed with an accompanying thumbnail of the item followed by description (serial numbers, model #'s, etc)

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The price of printers are very low, its the ink. thats where they get you however you cut ink cost by 2/3 if you refill the cartridges yourself.  On report you should not have to print the whole report only the pages that need correcting.

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I currently have three printers. HP Office jet D145 all in one printer, fax, scanner and copier which is used as my general use color printer and for my final inventory product. HP Laser jet 1100A (black toner only) which is actually being used as my primary printer set to draft mode for general printing and an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 wide carriage color photo printer which I use to print the photos I sell.

The major drawback to these and all printers in general, is the cost of ink or toner cartridges. My Laser printer will print approx 2,200 pages in letter quality mode before I have to replace the toner cartridge at a cost of approximately $45 which really isn't to bad as it gets better mileage then the other two.

The price tag on printers is dropping like a rock and you should be able to pick up a good printer for around $100 if you shop around.

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That's a good idea.  What kind of printer are you using?  I'll need to upgrade eventually. 

Thanks,
Jan

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When I finish inputting the data for an inventory, I print an "Inventory by Location" report in the draft mode which I give the client to check for accuracy. After they give me the corrections, or their approval, I will generate the finished product.  Yes it is expensive to print and reprint everything, which is why I do it in the draft mode for their approval and letter quality mode for the final product.

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At this time, I can't afford a new printer, so printing reports at home will take forever, but it's $.59 a page at Kinkos.  What are some of you doing?  And what happens when you have to make corrections and reprint the reports.  These are costly whether printed at home or at an outside vendor.  Also, has anyone thought of doing the review prior to the finished product by providing a black and white version of the report for the client to review?

Thanks!
Jan Reynolds
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