ORDERING PROCESS

Due to COVID we highly advise you to stop in during our operating hours to look through the books on your own, no appointment needed.  For inquiries please email [email protected] Please note all in-store consultation must be limited to 30 minutes and 1 person.

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, in fact we advise you do this before requesting an appointment.

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, all artwork should be formatted for letterpress. We have a detailed PDF we can email at your request.

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.

STEP 2
Once you are ready to place the order, we ask for a standard 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 card.

STEP 5
Once the design is approved via PDF we will send it to print. Letterpress print time takes anywhere from 2 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!

Interested in a fully custom design?

Interested in a custom design beyond our collection? We offer this! Contact us with your ideas and we can see if it’s a good fit for us. Additional custom rates begin at $500.00