Calculating the amount of HTV you will need for a job is critical in ensuring you don't spend money on materials you don't need, on extra trips, or on shipping to get a few additional feet of material. With just a little preparation, you can accurately calculate how much material you will need for any job.
Lets say you have 16 shirts to make that will have a one color design on the front only. The design the customer has chosen and approved should be 9.5" wide and 5" tall.
If you are using our HTV | Craft Packs then you'll be receiving three 10" x 12" sheets per pack.
10 / 9.5 = 1.05 -> rounded down -> 1
12 / 5 = 2.40 -> rounded down -> 2
1 x 2 = 2 Designs per Sheet
2 x 3 = 6 Designs per Pack
16 / 6 = 2.67 rounded up -> 3 packs
We've put a free material calculator together to help simplify this step. You can find it at the link provided below.
Now that you know how many packs you need, you'll have a complete picture of your cost and this should help you provide a price to your customer that will be fair to them but also provide you with profit.