Print is a very popular portion for all types of apparel specially knit items. You will definitely received apparel export order from the buyer including print option in apparel. So, to learn printing cost calculation is mandatory for all the apparel merchandisers.
Fig: Printing cost calculation method in textile 
Printing Cost Calculation Method in Textile:
Calculate the printing cost and printing rate per kg from the below given charts.
Parameters

Quantity

Fabric quantity

600kg

Number of colors

3

Print paste consumption per kg of fabric

300gm

Color 1 coverage

50%

Color 2 coverage

30%

Color 3 coverage

20%

Material

Color01

Color02

Color03

Dye

4%

6%

2%

Chemical

10%

10%

10%

Thickener

86%

84%

88%

Total

100%

100%

100%

Parameters

Cost or Price

Dyes (For color01)

Rs. 400 per kg

Dyes (For color02)

Rs. 300 per kg

Dyes (For color03)

Rs. 250 per kg

Chemical

Rs. 80 per kg

Thickener

Rs. 40 per kg

1 day

3 shift

Total process time

12hours

No. of labors

6

Labor wages

Rs. 200 per shift

Curing

Rs. 8 per kg

Steam

Rs. 70000 per month

Power

Rs. 60000 per month

Transport

Rs. 30000 per month

Salary

Rs. 120000 per month

Other expenses

Rs. 100000 per month

Profit

20%

The below formula has to follow during printing cost calculation in textile and apparel industry.
Total print production
= 600kg
= 1.5 shift
= 18kg
Printing paste required per color = Total printing paste × color coverage
Printing paste needed for color03 = 180kg× 20% = 36kg.
Material Used Per Color:
In case of color01 (90kg),
Thickener = 90kg× 86% = 86.4kg× Rs. 40 = Rs. 3456
In case of color02 (54kg),
Thickener = 54kg× 84% = 45.36kg× Rs. 40 = Rs. 1814
In case of color03 (36kg),
Thickener = 36kg× 88% = 31.68kg× Rs. 40 = Rs. 1267
= Rs. 10569
Direct Labor Cost Calculation:
= Rs. 1800
Direct Expense Cost Calculation:
Curing = (Total production × Curing cost per kg) = (600× Rs.8)= Rs. 4800
Overhead Cost Calculation:
= (Cost × 2 shifts)/ (30days × 3 shifts in a day) = {(70000×1.5)/90} = Rs. 1167
= (Cost × 2 shifts)/ (30days × 3 shifts in a day) = {(30000×1.5)/90} = Rs. 500
= (Cost × 2 shifts)/ (30days × 3 shifts in a day) = {(60000×1.5)/90} = Rs. 1000
= (Cost × 2 shifts)/ (30days × 3 shifts in a day) = {(100000×1.5)/90} = Rs. 1667
= (Cost × 2 shifts)/ (30days × 3 shifts in a day) = {(120000×1.5)/90} = Rs. 2000
= Rs. 6334
Printing cost per kg,
= Rs. 39.20