Thank you for your interest in working with me on a custom design for your project. The design process begins with an initial consultation via phone, email or in person. This is the time to gather all your inspirational pieces for your project. Any pictures, colors, fabrics, flowers, or ideas that you may have will help in creating your custom design project.
After the initial consultation, I will make some suggestions and provide you with a contract and rough estimate for your project via a PDF file. You are welcome to provide feedback or make changes to this proposal to insure all the details of your project are met. In order to initiate the custom design process, you must sign the contract and return it with a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Proof & Approval
Now the fun part! I will begin the design process and provide you with 2 rough design options as a PDF file. You can make any refinements to a selected rough design. Once the design is chosen, three rounds of edits are included in the price within reason. (changes to fonts, simple layout edits, colors, etc…) Additional proofs will incur a $25 charge.
Once a design has been refined, I will present you with a final PDF for review. This is where you should pay special attention to all spelling, punctuation, dates, grammar, etc…
If everything looks good, you will submit a final written approval through email. Once the approval has been received, I will send you a final invoice via email with your balance due. When payment has been received, your order will go to print.
Any changes after final approval will be subject to reprint costs. Megan Hinman is not responsible for errors or costs associated with reprinting once final approval has been received.
We offer three methods of printing to suit your individual project needs. The first is offset printing. This is where text and images are printed flat on the paper using a printing plate. This method produces crisp and clean images and text. The pricing varies depending on number of colors and quantity of pieces.
Digital printing, the second method, is cost effective and a great way to print smaller amounts of pieces (usually less than 100). Graphics and text are printed flat on the paper directly from the computer with a high quality, large format ink-jet printer.
The last method that is offered is screenprinting. This method involves creating a custom silkscreen of your design. The screen is inked and then hand-printed onto the surface of your choice. This method produces a rustic, hand-made quality, and is a great way to print on non-traditional surfaces such as fabric, wood or dark paper.
After final approval, please allow 2-3 weeks for printing.
Once your order is printed and complete, we will be in touch regarding shipping information. Megan Hinman Designs ships all orders using FedEx Home Delivery (for residential addresses) and FedEx Ground Services (to commercial addresses). We ship for a flate rate of $25. Once your order ships, you will receive an email containing your tracking number so you can follow your package online. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge.
We prefer to start the design process approximately 4 months before your mailing date. However, as long as our schedule allows, we will be happy to consider projects that may require a shorter turnaround time. Feel free to contact us and we'll see what we can do to fit you in the schedule.
As a general rule of thumb, Save-the-Dates should be mailed 6-10 months prior to your event. Invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to your event, and 8-10 weeks prior if it is a destination event or there are many out-of-town guests.
Please contact Megan Hinman to discuss payment options.