*Information Gathering (1-2 Weeks): At the start of the project, you will be provided with a contract to sign, and a few forms that are required to complete the personalization of your order. Completing these forms in a timely manner will help to minimize the timeline. Please allow up to two weeks for this initial phase.
**Personalization and Proofing (1-5 Weeks): This phase typically takes between 1-2 weeks. If any custom artwork is included with your order, up to 3 weeks of additional time will be needed to complete this phase
***Production and Shipping (2-5 Weeks): The production phase of your project highly depends on your chosen print method. Digital flat printing is the quickest turnaround of about two weeks, and letterpress can add several weeks to the process. Additionally, any upgrades or add ons that have been purchased, will require additional time during production.
Digital, or flat, printing is typically printed with an ink jet or laser printer. It is smooth to the touch and not raised or indented into the paper. Any watercolor elements to the design will be digitally printed onto your paper.
Letterpress printing transfers your design onto a polymer plate, that is then pressed into your paper with an antique printing press. You will feel a deep impression in your paper where letterpress is used. All of our letterpress designs are printed right here in our studio with a 112 year old Chandler and Price platen press.
Foil printing is similar to letterpress, in that a plate is used to press the design into your paper. A metal plate is heated and then presses a sheet of metallic foil into your paper creating a slightly indented design with a beautiful reflective quality.