Monday, December 15, 2014

Custom Invitations can $ave you Money!

Choosing your event stationery can be a fun and personal experience. There are literally thousands of invitation brands and styles to choose from. There are different printing methods, paper and envelope choices and lettering styles. Some couples find the right look, but the price can be a bit shocking for smaller budgets. Because of this, many couples feel they have to choose a cookie-cutter style, thinking there is no way they can afford something custom tailored to fit their event needs.

Contrary to popular belief, choosing custom invitations can actually save you money, depending on the method of production. Many albums and stationery dealers offer pre-printed product blanks that are then printed a second time with your event information, upon your order. This method results in repeated production and a higher cost to the customer. Affordable Wedding Invites offers custom digital products, which are becoming more popular. You can collaborate with our designer, Kelly to create the perfect look. Then, the finished design is printed only once, resulting in reduced production fees.

For example. The first image is a Woodsy Monogram invitation by Carlson Craft, which is pre-printed with the bark and heart border. Then the event info is printed in raised ink when the customer places an order. This invitation and blank envelopes is about $198.80 for 100 invitations. If you choose to include a respond card, and the printed envelope liner (as shown), this adds another $138.00 for 100 sets.

A similar option, printed digitally (a single production run), can be custom designed in any color and printed with blank envelopes for as low as $1.25 each. This set features a reply postcard, which saves postage and the added expense of small printed return envelopes.









Like the simplicity of the Chalkboard style invitations? A simple Rehearsal Dinner invitation by Wedding Paper Divas cost $1.69 each for just 50 invitations. This flat card is printed with both sides in Black on Signature Matte Cover with envelopes.



A similar design by Affordable Wedding Invites is only about $57.50 for 50 invitations with envelopes. This price also includes custom design fees for a one-of-a-kind style.

Our House Brand paper stocks are 100# Cover in your choice of Bright White or Natural Ecru. You can also choose to upgrade to any metallic or Linen Textured paper at additional cost. Our Black and White invitation production fees start as low as $0.35 each! Your custom design can be created for a flat fee of $40 - $60.




For a Natural Kraft with floral theme, you could pay $1.79 each for 50 of these "Initial Blooms" invitations, available in a few select color choices by Wedding Paper Divas. The back of this style is also printed with a floral pattern.



Or you can work with our designer to create your own style, like this mason jar themed bridal shower invitation. This similar design by Affordable Wedding Invites is just under $1.50 each for 50 invitation sets with envelopes. Again, this cost includes custom design and any color theme.


We offer a free sample of your final design on up to 3 paper stock options for you to make your final selection and check colors before printing your entire order. Color matching is available for hard to find color combinations.






For a rustic style, this Typography invitation by Ann's Bridal Bargains adds up to $150.00 for 100 sets with envelopes and one insert card. 2-color combinations and 2-font combinations are available with this selection.


A comparable digital version by Affordable Wedding invites was created for just under $167.00 for 100 invitation sets with insert card and envelopes, including custom design in Full color (any amount of colors) and our font options are endless.

Choosing custom invitations also gives you the option to personalize your invitations, RSVP options and more. Contact us today for your consultation, or for a free sample by mail.







Why choose Affordable Wedding Invites?
• Professional Custom Design Services
• Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
• Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
• FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
• 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Getting the Most for Your Money: Wedding Stationery

Affordable Wedding Invites at Gossett Printing offers affordable custom wedding products that maximize your stationery budget. There are many reasons we are able to offer such amazing personal service at a cost much lower than competing brands. If you are browsing the internet for the perfect wedding invitations, programs and accessories, look no further. Gossett Printing offers superior products at the least cost to you.

What is it about Gossett Printing that sets us apart from competing stationery providers? 

Your wedding deserves personal attention. Kelly King provides the same personal assistance to each and every couple, just as though she were planning her own wedding (again). Kelly was a budget bride in 2005, and began her own design process after seeing the skyrocketing prices of formal stationery. As a printer's daughter, she knew there were more affordable methods to create invitations and accessories that only look expensive. It is her aim to make the process as easy as possible for you. 


Here are a few reasons why:

• Family-owned Printing Company
Our company has been in business since 1989, located in southern Illinois. Competing stationers are typically studio-based or home-based businesses that don’t have the space for stocking popular papers and commercial equipment. They order pre-cut cards, which increases the number of impressions needed to complete your order. In contrast, we are a commercial printing company in a large facility. We order our house brand papers in bulk, breaking them down to a per sheet price, which passes significant savings to the customer.

• Personal Assistance
Kelly handles every order, from design to production to packaging. Other online and mega-print companies often outsource to print houses that are a completely separate location from the customer service center. This means that the person you spoke with or emailed about your order will never actually SEE or HANDLE the product you ordered.

• Customization and Personalization
Literally -- ANY design is available for your event at one low cost. Kelly creates 2-3 design options for your event, based on information you provide. Each order is custom designed specifically for you, and every matching item is designed with your input, every step of the way.

Digital printing also allows for variable data services. This means each and every item can be personalized for each individual guest at your event. Printed escort cards or personalized notes to each member of the bridal party are no problem!

• Complete Custom In-House Production
As a commercial printing and publishing company, we have equipment and supplies that make an efficient production process. We offer complete design, printing and bindery services, including digital printing and traditional lithography.

• Efficient Production Process
Not only does our process reduce the impact our products have on the environment, but many of these waste-reduction strategies also result in a lower cost to the client. We print multiple items on the same sheet of stock for your event, which maximizes every dollar spent.

• Postal Experience
We consider your postage costs before beginning your design. We guarantee our basic ensembles will mail for standard postage, unless your choices increase the weight or size of the final product. We let you know how much your postage will cost before you make your final selections.

We also offer RSVP Postcards and Seal and Send products. This saves you the expense of additional envelopes and postage costs.


• Actual Hard Proofs Available
For each and every order, we provide a printed hard proof of your design on your selected paper stock. Competitors only allow you to view your proof online, which can lead to errors and color-matching issues. Can't decide which stock you like best? We can offer any of our in-stock choices as a printed sample for you to choose your papers for a small fee.

• Heavier Paper stocks = Higher Quality Products
Most companies use 80 lb. Cover, a standard that is dependent completely on the capabilities of the digital press being used to create the product. Our equipment allows us to print on 100 lb. and 105 lb. Cover stocks, making our product look and feel more luxurious than other similar products.

• THE BOTTOM LINE: Honest Prices for Digital Printing
Digital printing is the most cost-efficient method for small run orders. Many competing websites offer the digital products for a much higher price, simply because they know the average consumer can’t tell the difference. At Gossett Printing, we want you to get the most for your money, comparing our $195 sets to competitors ranging from $400-700 for the exact same product! YIKES! And – that’s without all the custom options that we offer.


Contact Kelly at AffordableWeddingInvites.com to learn more about our company, our process, and our products.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Black Tie Evening

Make your wedding a stunning classic with black & white invitations. Nothing says "Black Tie" like this elegant and timeless color combination. Choose from the finest bright white and epic black options available by leading stationery providers. 


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Black Rose by McPhersons:

Your wording is printed in your choice of ink color on bright white stock. This card is made elegant with the richly embossed roses on our black base card. Your first names are printed at the top of the panel and your invitation wording on the bottom. 

White reception, respond, informal and thank you folders with coordinating rose design are available printed in the same ink color you select for your wording. 

100 Invitations with blank double envelopes for just $205.90


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Velvet Petals by Carlson Craft:

This invitation features a black shimmer card with a ecru and black velvet floral wrap.

100 Printed invitation, wrap, glue dots and blank double ecru envelopes for $339.90










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Now & Forever by Carlson Craft:

Celebrate your love Now & Forever with this black shimmer pocket and a black shimmer invitation tied with your choice of ribbon color.

100 Printed invitations, wraps, and ribbon color of your choice with blank double white or ecru envelopes for $349.90







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Damask Silhouette by Carlson Craft:

Value style and save with this bright white invitation card with ebony background.
100 Printed invitations, printed respond cards and blank bright white envelopes for $146.00.








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Embossed Flourish Invitation by Carlson Craft:

Embossed flourishes cover this black pocket that houses your enclosures and white shimmer invitation card topped with a beautiful flourish design and rhinestone. This invitation comes fully assembled.

100 Printed invitation cards attached to pockets with attached rhinestones and blank single white pointed flap envelopes for $535.00


SUMMER SAVINGS:

20% OFF BLACK & WHITE CUSTOM DIGITAL INVITATIONS!

Now offering 20% OFF all Custom Black & White Digital Invitations by Gossett Printing, Inc when you order 100 or more. Contact us today for details. Offer ends July 31, 2014

Why Choose Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing?
Our digital process offers exceptional flat ink printing, available in full color or black/grayscale at an affordable price. All of our flat cards are printed on 100 lb. Cover in your choice of White or Natural. Folded Cards are printed on 65 - 80 lb. Cover. Matching envelopes are included, or you may choose to upgrade your selections with metallic, textured, or recycled papers and envelopes.

  • Professional Custom Design Services
  • Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
  • Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
  • FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
  • 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    The WHITE WEDDING

    Who says you have to choose a color scheme for your wedding? The White Wedding will always be a timeless classic theme for your special day because traditional black and white weddings can simply ooze opulence! Make a bright white statement with these amazing all-white invitation options:

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    Opulent Filigree by Carlson Craft:

    Mixing Bright white with an Ecru Layer can add elegance.This ecru shimmer invitation features a cut out filigree design with a white shimmer card. 100 Printed invitations, wraps and blank double white or ecru envelopes for $309.90






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    Embossed Vintage Design by Carlson Craft:


    Give guests a hint of vintage drama with this bright white card that features embossed filigree with light gray shading behind it.

    100 beautifully printed invitations and blank double bright white envelopes for $162.90




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    Vintage Lace Flowers by Carlson Craft

    Set a tone of Hollywood glamour with this white shimmer card, which features a floral and lace design. Matching Respond Cards and Inserts are available for all items displayed.

    100 printed invitations and blank double bright white envelopes for $198.90



       
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      Exquisite Floral Lace - Invitation

      This invitation arrives fully assembled. The design consists of a latte shimmer card with your wording inserted into a latte pocket with pretty, die-cut floral design.

      100 printed invitation insert attached to wrap and blank double ecru pointed flap envelopes for $559


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        Sumptuous Silk and Lace Invitation
         
        A white shimmer card printed with your invitation wording is tucked inside a silk and lace pocket. This invitation comes fully assembled.

        100 Printed invitations inserted into silk and lace pockets, and mailing boxes with blank icing for $969.00




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        Bright White Ribbon and Bow by Birchcraft:
         
        This charming invitation features your favorite quote. Included satin ribbon is laced through a die-cut, lending a beautiful touch. Add your accent color with FREE Lined Inner Envelopes when you order by May 31, 2014. 100 invitations with double envelope sets for $206.91

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        Bright White Heart by Birchcraft
         
        This invitation is a traditional vellum folder. The detail of the crystal embossing of this invitation is simply stunning! Add a pop of color with FREE Lined Inner Envelopes when you order by May 31, 2014. 100 invitations with double envelope sets for $125.91


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        Sheer Shimmer - Invitation with Mailing Box

        A fully assembled, classic shimmer invitation is inserted into a sheer fabric inner envelope. Using the attached white satin ribbon, lace an oval tag to the envelope and write guests' names. Use the included mailing box to send invitations on their way.

        100 Printed invitations, sheer fabric inner envelopes with tag attached by white satin ribbon and mailing boxes with blank icing for $742



        Like what you see, but need a more affordable option? Affordable Wedding Invites offers custom invitation options to fit any style and budget. We are proud to offer the lowest prices on Completely Custom Black & White digitally printed invitations starting as low as 35¢ each, including blank single envelopes. With hundreds of colors, fonts and paper stocks to choose from, the upgrades and customizable options are endless.

        Why Choose Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing?


        Our digital process offers exceptional flat ink printing, available in full color or black/grayscale at an affordable price. All of our flat cards are printed on 100 lb. Cover in your choice of White or Natural. Folded Cards are printed on 65 - 80 lb. Cover. Matching envelopes are included, or you may choose to upgrade your selections with metallic, textured, or recycled papers and envelopes.


        • Professional Custom Design Services
        • Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
        • Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
        • FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
        • 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping

        Tuesday, April 1, 2014

        Vibrant Colors for Spring Love

        Its the season of green grass, tulips and daffodils, and your wedding planSpring weddings don't have to be pastel shades and floral designs. Bring up the fun with a vibrant color palette and pretty patterns. Check out some modern colorful invitations that are perfect for Spring & Summer weddings:


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        The end result of overlapping tangerine and aqua hearts together is a stunning display of olive green! How beautiful! Colorful heart Save the Date: $98.91 for 100 Invitation/Announcement and Single Envelopes






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        Manic Monogram: An over-sized monogram fills the front of this round invitation card, the back is covered with a contemporary stripe design.100 Printed invitations front and back and blank double marquis envelopes in your Choice of White or Ecru Matte or Shimmer Papers for just $231.90




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        Color Block:
        Bright blocks of color are shown on this round two-sided invitation. Choose from White or Ecru Matte or Shimmer Papers.

        100 Printed invitation front and back and blank double marquis envelopes for $231.90

        Add reception cards for $76.90 per 100, or RSVPS for $88.90 per 100




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        Layers of Love:
        $498.90 for 100 sets: Your photo is displayed on the back of this two-sided, layered invitation.

        Price Includes: 2-sided printed cards, 1/8" x 14" pre-cut ribbon and blank double white envelopes



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        Burst: A swirl design with engaged circles glorify this invitation card.

        Price: $188.90 for 100 Printed invitation front and back and blank double tea-length envelopes. Choice of White or Ecru Matte or Shimmer Papers.





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        Calypso:
        A swirl design with polka dots in the background create a carefree calypsonian vibe on this two-sided invitation. Price Includes: $178.90 for 100 Printed invitations front and back and blank double jumbo envelopes.




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        Clear Cut:
        This acrylic cards feature a white paisley design. 100 Printed invitations and blank double margarita envelopes for $255.90
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        Bold patterns in Plaid: This shimmery, bright white, green and black plaid invitation is perfect for any event. 100 Printed card and blank bright white envelopes included for $111.00

        Tuesday, February 4, 2014

        Forever Valentines

        Show your love this season with HEART wedding invitations! Simple hearts in elegant or contemporary designs set a tone of love that never goes out of style. Affordable Wedding Invites features a few of the newest heart themed products by the leading invitation suppliers for the month of February:

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        Soaring Hearts: 
        Value style and save with this ecru invitation card featuring a wispy heart design on the front and back. 100 Printed invitations, printed respond cards and blank ecru envelopes for $146.90.

        We can also assist you with ordering DIY Wedding Invitation Items. 
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        Magic Moments:
        This invitation features a beautiful and playful design inspired by magic. Available in Flat or Shimmer White and Ecru, or RED!
        100 Printed invitations and blank single ecru envelopes for just $76.90!
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        Latte Heart: Personalize this Invitation Now.


        Etched Hearts: Your names are showcased on the left side of the heart on this etched-wood invitation, your invitation wording on the right. 100 Printed invitations and your choice of blank single color envelopes $888.90.
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        Fixed Upon My Heart: Your names and wedding date are "carved" into a tree design on this deckle-edged invitation. 100 Printed invitations and blank double parchment envelopes for just $129.90
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        Hearts Swirl:
        Sweet, swirling heart design on this shimmering z-fold invitation. Printed with your names and wedding date on the front. The invitation verse is printed on the center panel. Print your reception information on the third panel to save the additional cost of ordering separate reception cards. Choose a font and any ink color. (The design and wording are printed in the same ink color).  100 Printed Invitations with blank white double envelopes for $147.90.













        Latte Heart: 
        This latte shimmer invitation features an intricate, laser cut heart at the top for a simple, but very elegant look. 100 Printed invitations  and blank double ecru envelopes for $234.90.

        Matching Insert Cards are also available.

        Napkins, Reception Essentials, Keepsakes and other accessories are also available to coordinate your heart themed wedding.











































        Still can't find what your looking for? Found your inspiration, but want to mix and match to create a custom style? Affordable Wedding Invites offers custom invitation options to fit any style and budget. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal or baby shower or your dream wedding, we can assist you with creating the right look from the invitations to the accessories. With hundreds of colors, fonts and paper stocks to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

        Why Choose Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing?


        Our digital process offers exceptional flat ink printing, available in full color or black/grayscale at an affordable price. All of our flat cards are printed on 100 lb. Cover in your choice of White or Natural. Folded Cards are printed on 65 - 80 lb. Cover. Matching envelopes are included, or you may choose to upgrade your selections with metallic, textured, or recycled papers and envelopes.

        • Professional Custom Design Services
        • Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
        • Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
        • FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
        • 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping

        Friday, January 3, 2014

        Roaring Weddings

        Vintage Weddings have always been a favorite theme for creating a timeless look for your special day. Whether your event is inspired by "The Great Gatsby," or the iconic aspects of the Art Deco era, you can capture all of the glamour of the Roaring 20′s with these decadent invitations and accessories by Carlson Craft.

        This style features an art deco design printed in gold foil is on a decadent black shimmer gate fold invitation. Inside, you can customize your invitation with your choice of 37 ink colors, and two-font lettering style combinations. Blank white double envelopes included at just $289.90 for 100 invitations.
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        Carlson Craft offers matching Note Cards for every design shown. Shop by theme, color or price in our online catalog to find all the printed items and accessories you need for your wedding. Napkins, gifts, ceremony and reception essentials are all available in our online wedding shop.
        Find matching accessories!

        This art deco ritzy invitation is filled with swank and style. $289.90 buys 100 printed invitations and blank double ecru envelopes. Add a pop of color with coordinating ink and envelope liners.
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        This style features a stunning laser cut pocket with an art deco design that creates a strong, architectural frame tied around your invitation. The gold shimmer card stock is printed in raised black ink for an impressive texture. The two piece style comes with the invitation inserted into wrap, tied with a gold ribbon and double ecru envelopes for just $599 for 100 assembled sets.
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        Charm your guests with this trendy black shimmer invitation. Featuring 14 foil colors to choose from, you can customize this invitation to match your floral designs, or bridesmaid dresses. Printed invitations and double white envelopes for just $359.90  
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        Choosing your event stationery can be a fun and personal experience. It's hard to know which combinations will create the look you want at a price you can afford. Let our experienced professionals help you get the style you want that fits your budget!  For prices and customizable options, view our online catalog by clicking the link below or contact us to schedule a consultation.

        A dramatic art deco design is displayed on this black shimmery invitation. 100 printed invitations with your choice of 14 foil colors, and selection of two-font lettering combinations for only $239.90. Blank Double white envelopes included.
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        Dazzling silver gems provide the bling on this layered invitation featuring champagne shimmer on black shimmer. for $474.90, you get 100 Printed top layer invitation attached to bottom layer card with jewel band and blank double white or ecru envelopes
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        The majestic border and distinguished line separators make up the crisp, clean design of this shimmer card. 100 printed invitations and blank double jumbo envelopes for just $168.90 make this item a bargain! You can create your custom style with a choice of 4 paper stocks, two ink colors, and two-font lettering style combinations.
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        An alluring geometric cut-out pattern is shown on this stylish invitation. Choose two ink colors and coordinate this style with matching envelope liners. This style arrives assembled with Printed invitation attached to backer card and blank double ecru envelopes: 100 for $329.90
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        Impress guests with a boxed style that really stands out. *Additional Postage Required.   The Printed translucent invitation, reception and accommodations fold together in the shape of a heart: 100 for $845.90. Add the ultimate finishing touch to your wedding ensemble with coordinating label icing.
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        Do you love these styles, but need something that fits your budget better? Affordable Wedding Invites offers custom invitation options to fit any style and range of affordability. We offer custom design and digital printing (flat ink) starting as low as $0.65 for Full Color printing, or $0.35 each for Black/Grayscale. We can assist you with creating the right look from the invitations to the accessories. With hundreds of colors, fonts and paper stocks to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

        Why Choose Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing?

        Our digital process offers exceptional flat ink printing, available in full color or black/grayscale at an affordable price. All of our flat cards are printed on 100 lb. Cover in your choice of White or Natural. Folded Cards are printed on 65 - 80 lb. Cover. Matching envelopes are included, or you may choose to upgrade your selections with metallic, textured, or recycled papers and envelopes.

        • Professional Custom Design Services
        • Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
        • Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
        • FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
        • 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping