ORDERING PROCESS

In NEW YORK CITY

If you are in the New York City area we highly recommend stopping in to our shop at 15 Christopher Street to look through our many sample books.
You can stop in at your leisure, no appointment needed.
There will be someone at the shop that can answer any questions you may have.

You can schedule a consultation with Amy Swanson our head designer at the Christopher Street location. She is best reached by email [email protected] or please give us a call 212.989.7464

Submitting you own design

Please email¬†[email protected] with your artwork and specs for a custom quote.

Below are the easy steps we have for ordering!

STEP 1
Select your design, custom options (ink color and font) as well as quantities. We recommend ordering at least 10 to 15 extra invitations and envelopes (especially if you are addressing them with hand calligraphy). Any quantity changes can be applied before we send the final design to print. These changes would be just be reflected in the final payment. Since we own and operate our own presses we have great flexibility.

We allow ink, font and paper substitutions on all of our designs. If you are unsure about how a certain ink color or font may look we would be happy to show you different versions on your PDF proof.

If you are interested in a image swap out please let us know what you have in mind and we can search our image library to see if we have a match. We have a extensive binder of motifs at the shop which you can browse through.

We offer custom designs that go beyond our options, for this we would need to add a custom fee. This is based on the complexity of the design.

STEP 2
Once you are ready to place the order, we ask for a 50% deposit before we start the design process. The balance of your payment will be due in full on pick-up. A PDF contract will be emailed to you that includes details of our terms.

STEP 3
Email us the language you would like to use on your invitations, we will format it accordingly. We have many on-line source that have wording examples you may find helpful that we can share with you.

STEP 4
After we have all of the pertinent information we will email you a PDF proof with your designs, generally around 3 to 4 days after you place the order.
From that initial PDF we will include 2 rounds of edits. During this process if you are in the area and wish to look at our ink color chart in person please feel free to do so. As we do our best to show the ink colors as close to actuality as possible every computer screen is calibrated differently so there will be variations from computer to the actual printed piece.

STEP 5
Once the design is approved via PDF we will send it to print. Letterpress print time takes anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks from when the final PDF proof is approved. Rush printing services are available for a 35% up-charge.

STEP 6
When your printed pieces arrive to the shop you can either pick them up or we can ship via UPS. We also offer international shipping via FedEx or USPS. Shipping cost will be added to final payment and will be determined on location.

STEP 7
Live happily ever after!