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General Information

Artwork and Production Details

Artwork & Copy Limit. Copy size varies on each product. Call for exact specifications. Prices on all imprinted products include up to 30 minutes of art setup time. We have a fully computerized art department if you cannot supply camera-ready or electronic art. While most orders are set up free fo charge, you will be contacted prior to production if additional art charges are required. No additional plate or art charges are incurred if useable elctronic art is supplied. Artwork requiring additional manipulations is billable at $60 per hour. 
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Camera-Ready Art. Camera-ready art IS NOT paper laser prints, photocopies, hand sketches, imprinted merchandise, stationary or business cards. Faxed artwork IS NOT acceptable. CORRECT CAMERA-READY ART GREATLY ENHANCES THE FINISHED PRODUCT. Camera-ready art is artwork that can be scanned without further preparation or change.s All artwork should be color separated and registered to size. Precise details as to color, crop marks and placement should be noted. Size is limited to a maximum of 11" x 17"

Copy Changes. 1-14 copy changes: $20.00 each. 15 or more copy changes: $15.00 each
NOTE: Published minimum quantities for all products apply for copy changes. Copy changes are limited to changing 6 lines of copy, a photo and a logo. In addition, the items must all have a common background or main layout that does not change. Once an order is submitted copy changes CANNOT be added.

Custom Quotes. Postcardmagnet.com can produce custom shapes and sizes of both magnets and magnet mailers. Browse our online product catalog, or to receive a quote on an item not found on our website, please contact us.

Drop Shipments/Special Packaging/Split Shipments.

1-9: $6
10-99: $4
100+: $2

A single order that requires split shipments to different locations and/or packaging with varying quantities for different persons requires a master list indicating the addresses and quantities going to each location. Each additional shipping location will incure a Drop Shipment Charge. Shipments under minimum catalog quantity WILL INCUR an additional $5 special Packaging Charge.

Electronic Art. The preferred file format is a high resolution PDF.

However, the following native file formats are also acceptable:

  • InDesign (Must include: all linked files and all text must be convertered to outlines.)
  • PageMaker (Must include: all linked files and fonts, both printer and screen files.)
  • QuarkXpress (Must include: all linked files and fonts, both printer and screen files.)
  • FreeHand (Must include: all linked files and all text must be converted to paths.)
  • Illustrator (Must include: all linked files and all text must be converted to outlines.)
  • PhotoShop (TIFF or PSD file, 300 dpi mimimum, is to be 100% of size or larger. Must include margins of .125" for bleeds. Typsetting in Photoshop is not recommended.)
  • Corel Draw (Must be exported as an EPS file with all text convereted to curves.)

Please be advised that Word Documents (.doc), Low-Resolution GIF, JPEG, CGM, BMP, WMF, PICT, Low-Resolution Digital Camera Images or Web-Site Graphic Files CANNOT BE USED as acceptable artwork.

F.O.B. Point. Factory in Gardner, KS. PRODUCTS PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Halftones and Ghose Printing. Artwork intended for ghost printing SHOULD BE submitted as a solid color. Ghosted images will be printed at standard 10% unless specified otherwise. Black is recommended for single color photos on all products. Please send photo instead of actual halftone. Color or black and white photos are acceptable.

Less than Minimum. NOT AVAILABLE.

Method of Imprinting. Products are offset printed. Inks ARE NOT sutibale for outdoor use, except for Magnetic Car Signs.

Normal Production Time. Proofs, when requested, are sent within 72 hours, with most orders shipping withing 10-12 days after proof approval. Above catalog quantities may require additional production time. Delays in proof approval WILL RESULT in a later ship date.

Overruns/Underruns. In most cases we ship the EXACT quantity ordered. We reserve the right, in accordance with printing industry standards, to ship 5% over or under the quantity ordered. The exact quantity shipped will be noted on your invoice and is the quantity that will be billed.

Packing Slips. We do not provide packing slips, though we will use customer supplies packing slips at no extra charge.

Product Materials. Magnets are manufactured from a printed flexible magnetic sheet and laminated. Final approximate thickness: 25 mil. Postcards are manufactured from a printed and laminated sheet. Final thickness: 14 pt. Our products are not inteded for outdoor use, except for the magnetic car signs.

Proofs. 
ONLINE PROOFS: Color proofing is available on the internet. Online proofing is to show you color and/or color breaks, but IS NOT an exact color matching proofing system. We cannot match what is output from laser printers, ink-jet printers or what you view on your computer monitor (these methods are subjective and may not accurately represent your final printed product). If you need an online proof, request it with on your order form.

LAMINATED DIGITAL PROOFS: Our color press proofs are a close representation of the color of your product. Press proofs at $20 are available on four-color process items. Press proofs are sent via overnight shipping. If you do not want your proofs expedited, please advise.

PRODUCT PROOFS: Actual printed and laminated product proofs are $60 for one color four color process, $20 for each additional spot color. Printed profuct proofs are FREE OF CHARGE on order of $6,250 or more. Pantone color matches are billed at $40 per color on all printed products. Product proofs are sent via overnight shipping. If you do not want your proofs expedited, please contact us.

FAX PROOFS: Faxed paper proofs are free on all imprinted products when requested.

Repeat Orders. When placing a repeat order, please refer to your previous invoice number.

Returned Art. We do not return artwork unless requested. We do not guarantee the integrity of the electronic art on returned disks. When requested artwork is sent via first class USPS. Artwork requiring special handling, verification, or signature add $20.00

Rights to Promotion. Unless indicated on your purchase order in writing Postcardmagnet.com reserves the right to use any items produced in displays, catalogs, flyers, online advertisements and other promotional uses.

Rush Orders. Call Postcardmagnet.com to discuss a specific ship date. We will accommodate rush requests whenever possible at no additional charge. Changes in method of shipping MUST BE requested in writing.

Samples. Samples are provided at no charge. Please provide your account number for expedited or overnight shipping requests.

Spot Color Match We print to match the Panonte Color Bridge chart. Pantone color matches are $40.00. We DO NOT print to match ink jet or laser printed colors. Exact color matching IS NOT available on four color process. There is a 10% run charge for orders that print 4 + 1.

Third Party Billing. Third party billing incurs a $5.00 charge per order.

e-mail: sales@postcardmagnet.com

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