USPAP-Compliant Printing Equipment Appraisals
At some point, every printing company needs it. Whether you’re looking to sell a machine, insure your facility, negotiate a valuation for a bank loan, or evaluate your business for sale, you’ll need to get your machines appraised. Before, it was easy. You could call up an appraiser, give them your asset list, and get a desktop appraisal that didn’t need an on-location inspection of your machines. You submitted your list, took some photographs, and were on your way to a valuation of your assets. But times are changing for printing companies. Desktop appraisals are now no longer valid, and banks won’t accept them. It’s time to do it right.
Get Your Printing Equipment Appraised the Right Way
APT’s printing equipment appraisal services are the right way to get the best evaluation of your machines’ value. Accredited and certified as Professional Appraisers by the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers, the Machinery Dealers National Association, and compliant with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, APT’s appraisal team provides the most accurate assessment for your printing business.
The AMEA accredits certified equipment appraisers. This professional designation provides continuing education opportunities for their appraisers, who stay on top of the changes in the industry to provide more accurate valuations of machinery.
The MDNA brings opportunity, education, and integrity to buyers and sellers of used machinery and equipment throughout the world. The MDNA focuses on lawful, ethical practices to improve the objectives of the capital equipment industry.
The USPAP is a set of ethical standards for professional appraisers from the Appraisal Foundation. This multi-tier certification ensures that appraisers preserve public trust and keeps their clients’ best interests in mind.
Not only are we simply accredited, APT is the only US-based appraiser at the Certified Equipment Appraiser level that focuses on the printing equipment category. We work directly with buyers and financial institutions, as well as partner with other appraising entities so that they may leverage out expertise in this specific industry.
APT merges our 25 years of printing industry knowledge with top-level experience appraising complicated machinery. When you’re looking to better understand the value of your company’s printing machinery in the US, APT is your best choice for getting an accurate appraisal.
Why Does Accreditation Matter?
Accredited and certified appraisers provide your company with the peace of mind that your equipment valuations are accurate, unbiased, and ready to be used by banks, vendors, and insurance agents. You never have to worry about whether your appraisal will be considered invalid because the ethical and professional requirements have been met. But it’s not just about the folks who look at your equipment appraisal. Accredited appraisers like APT save you time, energy and money by giving you the highest-quality valuation of your machinery.
Certified Equipment Appraiser Frederick T. Moss
Fred Moss’s unique and deep knowledge of printing stems from having been exposed to all facets of the industry, including running his own printing operation in the Boston area for more than 25 years. As a Certified Equipment Appraiser, Fred uses his complete and total understanding for the manufacturing processes of printing to effectively evaluate the machinery that APT’s clients own.
Your Printing Equipment Evaluation
Once you’ve scheduled your appraisal, the team at APT will use our decades of experience in both the printing industry and the printing machinery resale industry to help guide you through the appraisal process. Fred and his team will help you prepare for your site visit, giving you all the tools to make sure you get the most accurate appraisal for your machines.
First, you should collect a list of the assets you’d like to be appraised. This would include:
- the general name of the machine
- the make, model, and year
- serial numbers
- the year you purchased the machine
- the cost you paid for the machine that year
- any general specifications that you know of the machine.
Then, even though you’ve maintained the machine, you should make sure the machine is clean and has all the minor repairs you’ve been putting off. Like any asset, there’s value in ensuring that your machine is in sellable condition when you’re getting it appraised.
Finally, collect your records for the machine. Maintenance records can validate any claims you make, and sales records can help establish the chain of ownership for a printing machine. This makes sure that the appraisal team at APT can write the most accurate print machine appraisal for your company.
APT is the only top-certified US-based appraiser for the printing machinery industry. For that experience, the average fee for a certified in-person appraisal by APT’s top-level appraisal team is $5,000, but the size, scope, and use of your appraisal may affect your price.
APT’s team will help you price out the value of your appraisal, ensuring that your company gets the most out of evaluating your machines’ worth.
Once you’ve completed the pre-appraisal steps, APT’s experienced appraisers will visit your facility and start the appraisal process. APT will check the condition of your machines and provide insights from not just the market but the real value of your machines to your company’s net worth.
Depending on the purpose of your appraisal, you’ll receive different information in your appraisal that helps your company get the best result from your valuation.