Cards are printed with Process Colors on thick 14pt C2S (Coated Both Sides) cardstock with UV coating on color side. These are printed offset, on large commercial presses.
GLOSSY/MATTE: Kindly send your selection. If you'd like matte cards, they are printed on 16 PT dull cover stock, for an additional fee of $10. If you do not specify, we will do glossy cards.
DOUBLE SIDED: If you'd like double sided cards, we can do a Full color backside for $10 extra.
STORE SPECIAL : Domestic US orders ship via UPS(3-6 business days), service is complimentary. Glossy UV coating is done at no charge.
WHAT IS UV COATING: This is a super high gloss protective coating that will bring your colors to life. Have you seen a shiny magazine cover? That's UV coated, and will make your cards stand out and get noticed. We do this for no charge!
UPGRADES: rush orders are also offered so get in touch with additional requests.
ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS: We need your artwork to be a minimum 350 dpi, in a PDF file format, CMYK color profile. We need 1/8th inch bleeds for full bleed designs. Please convo or email us at printforbrands [!at] gmail.com if you'd like a blank template. We can do minor adjustments for a small fee, so get in touch with your files at printforbrands [!at] gmail.com
TURNAROUND: We require a minimum of 8-10 business days to print the cards.
*****NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ON CUSTOM PRINTED ITEMS. MINIMUM QUANTITY IS 250 CARDS, OF ALL THE SAME DESIGN, please understand this policy before purchase*****
Paper printing requires anywhere between 2-15 business days depending on the product you ordered. We ship by UPS ground with tracking(5-7 business days), in the continental US, or USPS ground with delivery confirmation - depending on what you are ordering, or USPS priority mail. Your order should be at your doorstep within 2-12 working days, for all standard products. If you are ordering with upgrades(matte, rounded corners, drilled holes, special shapes, embossing etc), these require an additional 2-5 days in print.
All turnaround are calculated from the time we receive cleared payment and correct artwork.
If you are in a rush, kindly inform us, and we can expedite the printing and shipping for additional charges.
STORE HOURS : Monday-Friday : 10AM-4PM. We are closed on weekends. Due to the large order and inquiry volume, please allow a 24 hour response time for all messages.
FREE SHIPPING : Is offered on most of our products, and apply to deliveries in continental US. We will use the most economical way to ship your item, without tracking or insurance. Please upgrade shipping if you want your items quicker with tracking.
SHIPPING to CANADA: We do ship to Canada using UPS or USPS. Sometimes, along with the shipping costs there will be an additional expense paid to the brokering company to cover taxes and duties applied to goods shipped from US to Canada. This cost is variable and needs to be taken care of, by the client, at time of delivery. Please ask for our expedite options.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Is by USPS first class, no tracking. It may take 3-4 weeks for delivery. Custom duties incurred are your responsibility. The shipping is done at buyer's risk, as we have no control over your countries postal service. You may upgrade your order to Global express guaranteed 3-5 days with tracking for additional charges. You may also add on insurance, please ask for options.
We accept Paypal payments, and all major credit card payments via etsy. We ship to PayPal confirmed addresses only, if you use another address on etsy checkout please email/convo us to let us know you want your package shipped there.
SALES TAX : A charge of 8.75% sales tax, to orders delivered to CA.
For custom graphic design, visit http://colorfiestagraphics.etsy.com/ Surbhi, from Color Fiesta Graphics has designed our wonderful banner and avatar, and can work on getting your brand ready for print!
Returns & exchanges
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Additional return information
REFUND/RETURN POLICY: Due to the custom nature of your products, we are not able to provide any refunds, returns or exchanges. If you have placed the order it is a binding contract. Please understand this policy before purchase.
If your order has not gone to print, but artwork has been sent and artwork check has been done, you can cancel the order to receive 90% of its value back. We will charge a 10% processing fee to cover our time. If you have ordered woven labels, and sample has been developed and you want another sample, we will do one more for free. If you choose to cancel the order after sampling process, only 50% price will be refunded as sampling is as good as running a production cycle. Please make sure you provide correct artwork as per our specifications and know what you are buying before you place the order with us.
If your print is found to be defective due to the fault of Print For Brands, then you may contact Print For Brands to submit a claim within 5 business days of receiving your order, via email. Please submit 2 high resolution images: Image 1- Close up shot of one business card clearly showing the defected areas, Image 2- displaying 20 business cards in one shot with the same defect. Please include an explanation of Print For Brands technical error to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The claim must be made via email or etsy, for our documentation purposes. We will review it in 1-2 business day and get back to you. We stand by our printed products, so after inspecting your claim, if it is established that there has been a printing error, we may issue a REPRINT for your job. Please note that for a REPRINT, we will use *exactly* the same artwork as your original job, so no changes on original order artwork are allowed, and no quantity change is allowed, either. Job specifications will remain exactly the same as before.
PROOFING: We do not send proofs as part of your order. They are available for an additional cost of $15-$20 and will be a high resolution pdf file with bleeds/crops marked out. Note this will add time to your turnaround as we do not go into production without approval if proofs are ordered. We do not do physical proofs at all. We wait for proof approvals for two weeks only, if we do not hear from you in that timeframe, we will send this as-is in production. We assume all our clients want their order in print and feel that 2 weeks time is sufficient to review and get back with us. If you need more time, you may let us know and we can extend the order deadline.
PRE-PRESS: Please understand that we are printers only, and not designers. We will print what is given to us as-is. We will submit your files directly for printing after some basic pre-press. We only check if your files are as per specs, which means if they are high resolution, bleeds and if all files have been supplied like additional mask files needed for foiling or raised ink. We do not check any aesthetics of your design like font sizes, typography, alignment, spelling errors, and colors. If you need such advice, we recommend hiring a professional graphic designer like colorfiestagraphics.etsy.com. Colors in your files must be CMYK encoded which is a standard for printing, if you send us RGB files, there will be a significant color change, and we will not be responsible for that. If you are concerned about how your artwork will print, we recommend ordering a proof beforehand, it is a high resolution digital pdf, and available for most of our products for an additional charge of $15-$20 depending on the product. We also have blank design templates and file specs, for our products so make sure you ask for them before submitting artwork.
CUTTING TOLERANCE: The batch cutting machine has a tolerance of 1mm-2mm. Please ALWAYS allow for a 1/16"(1.5mm) tolerance. This can also affect the registration of finishing options like ink press embossing and raised ink. Raised ink has a smaller rate of alignment issues however blind press embossing is the most recommended as no alignment with printing is needed. We do not guarantee alignment of finishing options like foil with emboss. Please keep this in mind before ordering.
BORDERS: We recommend against borders of any kind on your design. If they are too close to the trim line they may appear unequal.
GANG PRINTING: As all our products are gang printed and we do batch cutting, we are not able to guarantee 100% print color ink alignment with special finishing options like metallic foil, raised ink and ink press embossing. Please keep this in mind, and create designs where finishing options don't need to be specifically aligned with the printed areas.
FINISHING OPTIONS: Please be advised that business cards are sent for finishing after trimming. Hence, they get affected by the cutting tolerance on our machines. Always allow for offsetting of finishing by 1mm-2mm. On thicker stocks like 32 PT, the shift could go upto 3mm. If your design is very fine, we recommend going for black raised ink instead of clear. Please ALWAYS allow for machine tolerance, we have no control over it.
RE-PRINTING: We may grant a re-print if it is established that their is a technical error on our part. Please send us high resolution pictures or mail them back to us for review. Order artwork and specifications on a reprint, will remain exactly the same as before. We strive to provide perfect products for our clients and want you to be happy with your prints! Email us at printforbrands [!at] gmail.com with any dissatisfaction you may have so we can assist you.
COLORS : We do not guarantee 100% color match but match as closely as possible within CMYK industry standards for cards. Card color may shift from design displayed on computer monitors (we cannot compensate for RGB values you may be viewing through your screen). Heavy stocks may absorb colors more than other stocks, which can affect color results. Color results may differ on stocks that are colored, or stocks that are transparent. We do not guarantee color results, as can shift using the same design when the design is printed at different times as weather, humidity and other external factors can affect the outcome which are not in our control.
METALLIC FOIL : Please note that for best metallic foil results, avoid large areas of foil. We recommend line artwork and font sizes over 9PT for easy legibility with metallic foil. For plastic cards with foil, kindly keep 0.275" margin from document edge, free of any foil for our foiling machines to hold the card.
OVERRUNS/UNDERRUNS: We always take care of our customers, and you will be happy to note that we may supply MORE than ordered. However, from time to time, we may have an underrun, by 2-5%, so please bear with us.
NON-COMMUNICATION: We will wait 6 weeks for your artwork after order is made. We will try to contact you via email and etsy, if we don't get a response, your order is considered abandoned and will be canceled, and all payments are forfeit. If you need more time to arrange for your artwork, please let us know, and we can extend your wait period.
We do want you to be happy with what you have received, so do not hesitate to contact us at printforbrands [!at] gmail.com, and we will work with you to make everything right! We pride ourselves on our communication and speedy response, so email us anytime, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
We do all possible sizes and quantities, so if you'd like larger quantities do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
NEED A CUSTOM SIZE? We do a variety of sizes starting from 2"X2" all the way upto 17"X17"! Feel free to request a quote for your custom size at firstname.lastname@example.org or convo me!
NEED A CUSTOM PAPER? We do 12 pt, 13 pt, 14 pt 16 pt, 32 pt, 34 pt, 20 pt, and 13 pt 100% recycled paper stock printed with vegetable soy inks, kraft paper, black stock, glittery stock, raised ink, spot UV, embossing etc. We are constantly adding stocks and different papers as we are a specialty custom print shop. Feel free to email us with the paper type and size you are looking for, and we will be happy to provide a quote. Our email address is email@example.com.
PHOTOGRAPHS : Print For Brands, reserves all rights to the pictures used on it's store websites, third parties are not allowed to download and use our photo's as these are copyright protected. If you have purchased from us, you have also entered an agreement to let us use your developed artwork photo's to market our products. Our only purpose is to show your products as samples of our printing mechanism. If you do not want your business advertised in this manner, please contact us.