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Because all of our work is custom, we don't have a published price list. Pricing for each project is determined by quantities, inks, papers, die-cuts and other finishing options. Fill out the custom estimate form by clicking the button bellow, include all of your project details, and we'll get back to you shortly.
Click each section below to learn more about the project process and our shop policies. View more details on the FAQ page.
+ Letterpress Process
- REQUEST CUSTOM ESTIMATE. Once you complete the custom estimate form, we send you an a project estimate for you to review and approve.
- PROJECT CONSULTATION. If you need guidance on production and materials, file prep, or your project requires custom design work, we discuss in detail any questions and project needs you may have.
- SUBMIT ARTWORK WITH 50% DOWN PAYMENT. Once you approve the estimate, we send you an invoice to make a 50% down payment. After submitting your artwork, we provide a PDF proof for you to review and approve.
- PRODUCTION BEGINS. Our standard turn time is 10-15 business days. Project turn times begin once you approve our supplied PDF proof AND make a 50% down payment.
- FINAL DELIVERY. Full payment is due when you pick up your order or before your order ships.
+ Custom Design Process
- DESIGN CONSULTATION. We talk about your project in detail to determine your specific needs and overall scope. This can be by scheduled phone call, by email, or an in-shop meeting. We also discuss the pieces you want printed and the budget of your project.
- ESTIMATE APPROVAL. Based on our conversations, we send you a project estimate and a letter of agreement (design contract). You must approve this document to proceed. Once we receive your signed letter of agreement with a 50% down payment, we can go to work.
- DESIGN BEGINS. We show you 2-3 design options, you choose a direction, and we make necessary revisions based on your feedback. The entire design process with revisions takes 2-4 weeks. In this process, we can provide guidence about how your choices in design will affect production costs so you can stay within your budget.
- PRODUCTION & FINAL DELIVERY. Print production begins when you have signed off on final artwork. Standard turn time is 10-15 days. If your project does not require letterpress printing, we will prepare and deliver final design files. Full payment is due on delivery.
+ Shop Policies
- PAYMENT TERMS: A 50% deposit is due to begin a project. Full payment is due upon completion of the work in our shop, before time of shipment. Shipping and taxes are not included in estimates.You are responsible for any shipping charges which will either be added to your final invoice or will appear in a separate shipping invoice. We will use the most affordable shipping option with tracking and insurance unless you request expedited shipping beforehand.
- TURN TIMES: Our standard turn around time is 10-15 business days. Turn times begin when you sign off on our supplied PDF proof AND pay a 50% deposit on your project. Project turn times are estimated. There may be rare cases where it takes longer than anticipated for materials to arrive from our vendors, or there may be unexpected maintenance required on our century-old presses that can cause minor project delays. We will make every effort to complete your project within the estimated timeline outlined at the beginning of the project and will communicate throughout the project to keep you updated on progress. For exceedingly important deadlines (like a special event or product launch) it is advisable to begin your project early enough to accommodate unforeseen delays.
LETTERPRESS COLOR AND OPACITY VARIANCE: We are using century-old presses that have seen a lot in their lifetimes. The manual process of printing with these old hand-fed presses create a natural variance across a print run which most in the letterpress community would agree adds life and character to each piece. Though we strive to make our presses perform as good as they ever have making sure we deliver a high level of consistency in every project, keep in mind that each print will have subtle differences.
SOLID AREA OF COLOR DISCLAIMER: If your design requires a sizable area of ink coverage, there are a few things to keep in mind. Letterpress inks are not opaque. We use old presses that were intended to print type, so when your design calls for large solid areas or floods of color, know that there will be characteristics inherent to the letterpress process. Large solid areas will not have 100% saturation and may have a mottled or “salty” effect as the paper shows through a bit.
LIGHT INK ON DARK PAPER: Printing on colored paper, especially darker papers, will affect the appearance of the translucent letterpress inks. This is caused by a combination of paper show through and translucent inks. When in doubt, ask to see examples of what to expect. White letterpress ink is not 100% opaque and will have a bluish appearance when printing on black or other darker papers. For this reason, metallic inks (like silver), which are mostly opaque, will have a much better appearance on black paper and will be our recommendation every time.
- METALIC INKS Metallic letterpress inks will have a matte appearance and should not be confused with the shinny, reflective appearance of hot foil.