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An edger takes much longer time so if you do want to use one just remember how much longer it takes when estimating your jobs. I have both so I can give my customers the option. That seems to work well for me.

DCL Graphics is really cheap and amazing quality. He charges $120 for 1,000 hangers and $160 for 2,500 door hangers. I definitly recommend them. Plus a free high quality design.
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This is my updated start up cost list.
removed the blower, and trimmer, also changed the mower to a 54" deck husqvarna, might got smaller size but i want to be able to keep the strong deck (the stamped decks are not very strong)

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An edger takes much longer time so if you do want to use one just remember how much longer it takes when estimating your jobs. I have both so I can give my customers the option. That seems to work well for me.

DCL Graphics is really cheap and amazing quality. He charges $120 for 1,000 hangers and $160 for 2,500 door hangers. I definitly recommend them. Plus a free high quality design.
are these prices for both sides?
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The price is for only one side but that is all you need there is no need to pay for both sides. I wouldn't recommend paying more for both sides. But you wont be let down by DCL Graphics I have used them for quite some time.
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sounds great, I will definitely consider them.

just looked at the prices, you have the prices for two colors, full color is $180 for 1,000 and $286 for 2500

Not sure if i want to make that leap

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The price is for only one side but that is all you need there is no need to pay for both sides. I wouldn't recommend paying more for both sides. But you wont be let down by DCL Graphics I have used them for quite some time.
hey there you have a website for dcl graphics?
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This is my updated start up cost list.
removed the blower, and trimmer, also changed the mower to a 54" deck husqvarna, might got smaller size but i want to be able to keep the strong deck (the stamped decks are not very strong)

hi there how are you figuring up your cost on marketing? are you doing the printing and design stuff yourself?
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What are your software plans?
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This is my updated start up cost list.
removed the blower, and trimmer, also changed the mower to a 54" deck husqvarna, might got smaller size but i want to be able to keep the strong deck (the stamped decks are not very strong)

I just noticed this post you might want to check the stats of that mower again. from my knowledge it does not have a fab deck on it, or even close to a commercial deck. If you want that you will be looking at a Hustler Sport or a Badboy MZ.
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