The Initial Design phase begins when you contact Papercut Invites. Our key goal during this phase is to gain a solid understanding of your event, including any applicable colors, themes, etc… You will be provided with an Information Sheet that will be used to capture this information and get the creative process rolling. Since custom designs often utilize such a large range of products and materials, a high-level discussion regarding your planned budget will also be necessary to narrow the scope of your project. Once your basic event details have been received, you will be provided up to three custom design concepts.
From the design concepts provided, you will be asked to select your favorite option to pursue for the remainder of the project. At this time, a preliminary invoice will be drawn up, and you will be asked to provide a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the preliminary invoice total. This deposit will be applied directly to your final invoice and secures the services of Papercut Invites to continue the creative process and finalize your design.
Once a deposit has been received on a selected design concept, you will be asked to provide all of your desired wording and content for each printed item. Papercut Invites will provide you PDF images of the total design package and each individual printed piece via email. Your deposit secures up to three rounds of revisions to the design package, and each additional revision request will incur a $30 design fee.
Once all desired revisions have been made to your design, you will be asked to provide your Design Approval of all content and design elements via email. Once Design Approval is received, Papercut Invites will provide you with complementary, hardcopy Print Proofs, available for Digital printing only (not available for projects using thermography printing). This Print Proofs are available for all printed cards in your package and do not include any backing layers, envelopes or other embellishments. If you would like a completely assembled mockup of your project, Papercut Invites can provide one for an additional cost of $50 (subject to availability of raw materials).
Once you are completely satisfied with the design, you will be asked to print, sign and either scan/email or fax the Final Approval Form back to Papercut Invites, authorizing the purchase of all remaining raw materials, production of all printed items, and assembly of the completed package.
PRODUCTION, ASSEMBLY, AND DELIVERY
Your project will typically take between 4-6 weeks from the receipt of Final Approval to complete the production and assembly process. Papercut Invites ships via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. Rush delivery is available at an additional cost. If you have any special shipping requests, reasonable requests may be accommodated.