Please review the following design draft and submit your corrections or approval in the form below.
Invitation Initial Draft
Submitted TBD | Approval Due TBD
Draft Approval instructions
As noted in the shoppe policies you signed, custom suite clients are typically shown an initial draft, second draft, and final draft & semi-custom suite clients are shown an initial draft and final draft unless otherwise discussed with Shasta Bell Calligraphy. If you submit "as is" approval for your FINAL DESIGN DRAFT, you are giving permission to Shasta Bell Calligraphy to produce your items EXACTLY as illustrated in the FINAL DESIGN DRAFT.
be sure to check your proposal & FINAL DESIGN DRAFT for the following:
Paper Type: Handmade Paper (deckle, rustic edges) versus Cotton Card Stock (straight, clean edges). Please note that handmade paper is more porous than cotton card stock and, though lovely, does not flat print as crisply as cotton card stock. We have never had an issue with this feature, but if you are concerned about readability, we recommend you request a sample. Additionally, handmade paper color varies as each piece is made individually. We believe this is what makes it beautiful, but if you are particular about white versus off-white colors we recommend requesting to switch to cotton card stock. We reserve the right to hand trim handmade paper edges as needed to assist in the digital printing process. To return the edges to their rustic state, we hand detail the altered edges. If you are concerned about this, we recommend switching to letterpress or metallic foiling.
Paper Size: Are all your pieces labeled with the correct paper sizes according to your proposal/what you believe you will be receiving? Please note that paper sizes can vary slightly by sheet.
A9 | 5.5" x 8.5"
A5 European | 5.83" x 8.27"
A7 | 5" x 7"
A6 European | 4.1" x 5.8"
A6 | 4.5" x 6.25"
A2 | 4.25" x 5.5"
4Bar | 3.5" x 5"
Printing Method: Does your proposal/final design draft reflect the printing method you believe you will be receiving? (see printing methods below)
- Digital Printing - Standard Digital Printing. Design is not raised, embossed, letterpressed, or metallic foiled.
- Letterpress - Design is "pressed" into the paper, leaving an inked indent. This is difficult to illustrate in design drafts, so please check your proposal to verify if this is the method you selected.
- Metallic Foil - Similar to letterpress, but with metallic "ink." This should be illustrated in your design drafts.
Ink Color: Does your proposal/final design draft reflect the ink color(s) you believe you will be receiving? Colors shown in your digital design drafts may not be identical to the final printed colors. Each computer screens is calibrated to show colors differently and we do our best to match the colors discussed during the proposal process. We do not print in hues that we believe are too light for most eyes to read, but if you are concerned about readability we recommend you request a sample before final printing. THIS SAMPLE MUST BE REQUESTED WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR FINAL DESIGN DRAFT APPROVAL.
Design and Spelling: Please double check all of your elements for correct spelling, design, and placement.
Font Size: We do not use font sizes smaller than 7pt to prevent readability issues. If you are concerned about this element, we recommend requesting a sample; otherwise, if your FINAL DESIGN DRAFT is approved and the design you would like to use has a larger font size, you must request a reprint.
REPRINT POLICY FAQ
What if my items were printed incorrectly?
Shasta Bell Calligraphy will reprint your items free of charge at our earliest opening if we have delivered something other than what was illustrated and approved in your FINAL DESIGN DRAFT and outlined in your proposal (although we reserved the right to make minor adjustments to formatting to assist with printing and readability). Please note we cannot do exact color matching, but we use your preference as a guideline.
What if my items have a spelling error?
If your items contain a spelling error of a common word (other than a name or location) that was approved in the FINAL DESIGN DRAFT, we will reprint your misspelled item for 50% of the paper and printing cost, plus shipping, at our earliest opening (a new design fee will not be charged). If you items contain a spelling error of a name or location that was approved in the FINAL DESIGN DRAFT, the client may request a reprint for the full cost of printing, paper, and shipping (a new design fee will not be charged).
What if my items have been delivered and the paper/printing type/other design are wrong?
If your items were printed and delivered on materials other than outlined and approved in your proposal and FINAL DESIGN DRAFT, we will reprint your items free of charge at our earliest opening, unless we find cause in our emails with the client to suggest a reasonable miscommunication. We recommend you READ all of your email communication thoroughly and ask questions if you are unsure of any design elements. In the case of a reasonable miscommunication, we will offer to reprint your items for the cost of paper and 50% of the printing fee (a new design fee will not be charged). If your items were printed on materials as outlined and approved by you in your proposal and FINAL DESIGN DRAFT but were not what you were expecting or you would like to change your materials, the client may request a reprint for the full cost of printing, paper, and shipping.
What if I feel my items have readability issues?
We do our best to make sure all our paper goods are reasonably easy to read for guests and we test print each item to make sure it passes our standard. If you believe your items need to be adjusted for readability (such as darker ink, larger font, or more structured calligraphy) we require you express these concerns during the design draft process and before you approve your FINAL DESIGN DRAFT. However, you may request a reprint for the full cost of printing, paper, and shipping (a new design fee will not be charged). If you are unsure about your design before printing, you may request a sample.