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Custom Event Stationery

Below you can find some detailed information about Quality, Pricing and Timelines to help before placing your order:

PAPER QUALITY:
Stationery items are printed on 80lb Bright White, 80lb Natural or 65lb Grocery Bag Cardstock. Additional colors and qualities may be requested. If you would like to see quality and technique prior to placing an order, you can purchase our Sample Pack which consists of three different designs on the above paper options. Click here to order.
 
PRINTING TECHNIQUE:
Stationery products are created using flat printing which results in a completely smooth finish atop the paper. As the most budget- friendly option in relation to engraving and letterpress, this technique allows for a more custom and intricate design. If custom print colors are requested, they will be matched as close as possible and printed swatches will be given to choose from before proceeding with design work. 
 
ENVELOPE QUALITY:
70lb Bright White, Natural or Grocery Bag Envelopes are included with items that require an envelope. Additional Color and qualities may be requested. A7, A6 and A1 envelopes are standard sizes for our stationery items such as Invitations, Save the Dates and Response Cards but special sizes can be requested.

**Inner Envelopes are not included with Wedding Invitations but can be ordered at customer's request.

PRINTED ENVELOPES:
Guest and Return Addresses can be printed on envelopes for an additional Fee. Customer will receive pricing on printed envelopes during consultation.
 

DEPOSIT INFORMATION:
Upon our first consultation, you will receive an estimate for each item requested. Please note prices may increase due to design intricacy, color coverage, paper quality, etc. Based on your initial design request, I will do my best to give you an accurate estimate so final pricing will not be unexpected. You will also be notified throughout the design process if I foresee any price increase so you can plan accordingly. 

Once the final design for each item has been approved, you will receive an Invoice with Final Pricing for each item. At this time a 40% deposit is required and will be put towards your final payment. Once your Deposit is received, production will begin on your order.
 

PROOFS:
Throughout the design process you will receive digital proofs for approval. Currently, there is no limit on the number of revisions you can request, but if major design changes are needed, final pricing may be adjusted.

Once you have chosen the Final design, you will receive a Hard Proof of each item for review within 7-10 days. At this time, I ask you to proofread each item very carefully as I CANNOT be responsible for any errors that have been overlooked once they have been given approval. Please examine spelling, grammar, punctuation as well as all of the information such as Names, Dates, Times, Locations, possible omissions, etc. before approving your proofs. You will receive a form along with the proofs to sign for approval. If changes are needed, please let me know as soon as possible so I can make revisions. Please note, once proofs are approved and the form is signed, you will be financially responsible for any reprints or material that will need to be replaced due to error.
 
DESIGN FEE:
Due to the intricate design process and handmade nature of each item, please note that there will be a minimum $30 Design Fee if you choose to;
  1. Cancel your order once the design process has started
  2. Purchase the design to print yourself
  3. Purchase the design to have printed elsewhere
  4. Change the original design request completely
**This fee may vary due to the amount of design time applied to your order.
 
DELIVERY OPTIONS & REMAINING BALANCE:
Remaining balance is due depending on Delivery Option chosen. Below are the Delivery options currently available:
  1. Customer Pick Up
  2. Local delivery (within 50 miles only)
  3. Priority Shipping

**If Customer Pick Up or Local Delivery is chosen, Final Payment is due at delivery.

**If Priority Shipping is chosen, Final Payment must be received before item is sent out. Customer will be given cost of shipping with final Invoice.
 
TURNAROUND TIME:
The Design process may take 3-4 weeks depending on design requests and quantity of items needed. Revisions will be applied upon request and will add additional time to final process. Once the design is finalized and hard proofs are approved, turnaround time for printing and cutting may take 2-3 weeks (not including shipping) depending on quantity. Upon our initial consultation we will discuss timeline and ensure that you will receive all of your items when needed.
 
ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
The following may add additional charges to your final Order Total: Tax, Shipping Fees, Additional Design work, Additional Proofs, Other Special requests

PAYMENT:
Payment can be made by personal check, cash or credit card. Please make Checks out to "Carben Design Studio". Please note there will be a $20 fee for returned checks.