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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have no clue what I want?
I got you. We can go through an in-depth style discussion before we move forward with any design.
Can I mix and match flat and letterpress?
Yes! You definitely can! We can discuss further to make sure the suite is cohesive, however, yes, it can be done.
What if I want something super basic or something super unique?
YAY! I love to help anyone do something different. If it’s super basic like printing on wood chips or super unique like printing posters, I’m here to bring your one-of-kind design to life! It’s what I love to do!
This is all wedding invitation designs. But do you do bridal shower invitations, bachelorette invitations, or engagement party invitations?
Yes! The process and pricing is very similar to what you’ll find here, however, please shoot me an email and we can get the convo going.
Can I make a custom package, like different sizes than you provide?
Absolutely. Shoot me an email at email@example.com and we can get started on your custom quote.
What’s the communication like? (Especially if we live far from one another)
If you’re not located 1 hour from Silicon Valley, CA, we will have to do Google Chats, Skype, or emailing. As far as looking at printouts and feeling paper, I will snail mail you samples. This will add to the timeline, however, I will customize your timeline to include this extra cushion.
What if I don’t like it after I receive it?
Well, darn. I work my tooshie off to make sure you’re completely satisfied. If you have a change-of-heart upon approving a design and receiving them in-hand, there’s nothing I can do at that point. Your approval is well, your approval. However, in the case that the prints do not look like your signed-off print or something is damaged, we can discuss how to get these re-printed.
What is letterpress and what is digital?
Flat = digital printing. It is digital because you can print anything digitally created (aka directly from your computer). It is also called flat because there is no texture (no impression or debossing (you’ll read that below).
Letterpress is when the design is “pressed” into the paper creating an impression. In essence, it’s like a stamp. Your design is created into metal plates (stamp) and ink is placed on this stamp and pressed into the paper creating an impression (get it, letter-press?)
What is process color and what is spot color?
Process: Otherwise known as CMYK which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. You’ll also see it labeled as “4 color”. It’s the standard color mix (hence the nickname “process”) on printers. These 4 colors are the base that create all other colors.
Spot: Otherwise known as “Pantone Matching System” or “PMS”. These are colors that have their own ink. Meaning, if you choose PMS 222, it will have it’s own ink and will always look like that color (no mixing of other colors involved). Of course, there’s the chance that the ink absorbs differently from paper to paper; however, I’ll get samples approved by you to make sure you’re satisfied. Now because each color it’s it’s own, if your design has multiple colors, pricing can increase.
TIMING + SHIPPING
Can I rush the design and printing?
Ah! I mean, I work well under pressure, however, it’s not ideal. Since flat designs take at least 2 weeks to print+ship, and letterpress can take anywhere from 2-4 months to print+ship, I’d need at least 1 week ahead of those print+shipping times to get your ready-made suite designed and approved. Unfortunately, custom rush suites aren’t available. You deserve a suite that isn’t rushed if you’re going the custom route.
How long until I get the invitations in-hand?
It really depends on what you’ve ordered. Typically, it is a 1 and half week turnaround from the time you approve your design to the time the printer is finished for digital prints. If it is letterpress, those can take up to 2 months. Shipping is pending where you live (from my base location of Silicon Valley, California).
What about shipping?
I’m based in sunny (Silicon Valley) California, so anywhere is California can take from 3-7 business days.
OMG. Is there a payment plan?
You betcha. I break the total cost into 3 sections. Booking fee + initial deposit, second deposit (before anything goes to print), and final payment (before I ship out to you). If the pricing for each of these is still too high, we can chat further. Don’t worry, we’ll figure it out.
If I order all of the wedding-day stationery, can you give me a discount?
Yes! 22% discount (22 is my favorite number!)
How much is each invitation suite?
Currently, we have 2 custom invitation suite packages and 1 wedding-day stationery package. You can take a look here.
How much for just the invitation?
Since each invitation has so many variables, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can break down pricing.
What is the sale tax?
Sales tax of 8.75% will be applied to all orders purchased applicable for San Jose, California.
What type of payment do you receive?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Check
What if I want to slightly alter one of your Ready-Made designs, will that cost more?
If going the Ready-Made design route, you are given 2 design rounds of changes. These are basic changes like (color, wording, and typography). Anything more than that will be an additional design fee of $35 per round. I hope to have Ready-Made design offerings by Spring 2016.