“What is letterpress and how is it different from ‘regular’ printing?”
Conventional printing methods of today lay ink or toner flat on the surface of the paper.
In contrast, letterpress printing actually presses the type and image into the paper resulting in a tactile impression you can feel.
“Oh, so it’s embossed?”
Nope. Embossing actually results in a raised image. We can do that too if you’d like.
“So what’s the difference between letterpress, embossing and debossing?”
Letterpress printing leaves an impression in the paper by pressing into the paper from one side. An impression can be made with or without ink. Inkless impressions leave a colorless, or “blind” impression.
- Embossing produces a raised image by pressing paper between a two sided die. No ink is transferred in this process.
- Debossing produces a depressed image by pressing paper between a two sided die. No ink is transferred in this process.
There are also cost differences between embossing/debossing and letterpress.
“What’s your turnaround time?”
Most of our custom print work ships in 5 business days*. If you can give us 2 weeks we’ll actually discount your job by 10%.
Our $95. calling cards ship 2-3 weeks from order date.
*Jobs with special requirements may require a longer turnaround and won’t be eligible for a discount.
“Can I get my order faster than 5 days?”
Yes, for a rush charge of 20% or $100, whichever is higher.
“Why do the $95. cards take 2-3 weeks?”
That’s one of the ways we’re able to offer them at such a great price. If you need cards sooner, you can do a full custom order and they’ll ship in 5 days.
“How much would it cost to print a second color on the $95 cards?”
Any change to a $95 order automatically bumps it to a full custom order and changes the pricing entirely. Contact us for a personalized estimate.
“Can you just send me a price sheet?”
Every job is unique, so we don’t offer a generic price sheet. We price all custom work on a case by case basis. This allows us to price each job as economically as possible while ensuring that you’ll also get the best quality. You can request a personalized estimate here. (link to estimate page.)
“Do you ship internationally?”
Of course! Shipping prices typically start around $25 USD via USPS.
“Sounds good, how do I place my order?”
If you’d like to order the $95 cards, you can place the order on our website here.
If you’d like to place a custom order, please request an estimate from us here. Once you receive the estimate, we ask you to fill out the form at the bottom of the estimate and email or fax it back to us. Once we receive that approval, a deposit, and your final files we consider your order placed and will begin from there.
“When is payment due?”
We require a 50% deposit to begin any job, and the balance is due before the job ships.
“How can I give you money?”
Cash, check and/or we accept all major credit cards.