Step 1: GETTING STARTED
Getting started is very easy! Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the contact page. If possible, please include information regarding the quantity, color(s), and coordinating pieces you are interested in ordering as well as any questions. I will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible – usually within 24 hours.
Once I know the details, I will send you an email with an estimate for the total cost of your order. When you are ready to order, just let me know. A 50% payment of the overall total – less any sample purchase(s) – is due at that time through a Paypal invoice. After you have approved the final proof, the remaining 50% will be due before printing occurs.
Step 2: DESIGN
After Paper & Parcel has received your initial payment, wording, and color choices, I will get to work creating your order to your exact specifications. Paper & Parcel will email you a PDF proof(s) for you to identify any revisions within approximately 1-2 business days. Usually one round of revisions and a final proof are included in your order – additional revisions afterward are $50 per proof.
Step 3: SIGN OFF
Before printing and assembly, you will be sent a final proof by email for your approval. Review and confirm that every detail is perfect: the layout, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please double and triple check the proof. I highly recommend having at least one or two other people review the proof besides you. Once you have approved the final proof, Paper & Parcel is not responsible for any misspellings or incorrect information.
Step 4: PRODUCTION
After you have approved the final proof, your order will be sent to print. No further changes are allowed after this point without an additional fee. Processing time varies according the specifications of each order and printing technique. Below are typical design and production times for the most popular printing techniques – flat and letterpress printing:
FLAT INVITATION PROCESS TIME
1-4 weeks. Design time typically takes 1-2 weeks, and after a final proof has been approved production time is 1-2 weeks. Rush orders can be accommodated at an additional cost.
LETTERPRESS INVITATION PROCESS TIME
4-8 weeks. Design time typically takes 1-2 weeks and after a final proof has been approved production time is 4-6 weeks. Rush orders can be accommodated at an additional cost.
Step 5: DELIVERY
Domestic orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail within 2-6 weeks after you have signed-off on the final proof. USPS Priority Mail delivery time is 2-3 business days. Orders above $500 enjoy complementary shipping via USPS Priority Mail. All orders include a tracking number. Expedited shipping is available upon request and additional fees will apply.
International orders are shipped via USPS Express Mail within 2-6 weeks after you have signed-off on the final proof. Shipping fees and deliver time varies per country. Delivery confirmation and/or a tracking number is usually NOT available on orders outside the United States; however, a tracking number is available for certain countries such as Australia, Canada, and the UK. Please contact Paper & Parcel for more details.
I recommend starting the process at least 2 to 6 months from your desired mailing date. More time is always better. Remember to add time if you are sending your envelopes to a calligrapher. For weddings, I encourage you to add additional time especially if the majority of your guests are from out-of-town or you are having a destination wedding.