As you’d expect, there is no simple formula to pricing laser markable metals. Certainly, given the higher perceived value, you would position a real metal award as higher priced than the same part made on a plastic substrate. As a rule of thumb, industrial products like barcodes should be marked up between four to six times the amount of material cost (of course, depending upon your labor rates/contribution).
All that said, the easiest way to get started is to purchase a trial pack and start making some samples to show your customers. Before you know it, you’ll have a niche product line that delivers greater perceived value to your customers!
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