Once you have chosen your notebooks, sent us your logo, and finalized your order, it’s time to work out the design details!
Here is how the process works...
First off, we will need your logo as vector line art, preferably the original .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file. Any colors or shading must be flattened to a simple black image on transparent background. Here is some helpful info on the best file types and formatting: Artwork Preparation.
Using your artwork, we prepare a digital proof showing your logo as it will appear on your notebooks. During the proofing process, we work with you on design details like:
Once we have finalized the design and you have approved the digital proof, production begins!
The first stage of production is creating a unique metal die of your logo.
When your logo die is ready, our embossers begin by mounting it onto one of our machines. A special film (or foil) is stretched between your logo die and notebook. Several test runs ensure that everything is perfectly adjusted and the proper foil chosen for your logo.
As the logo is stamped down into the notebook, the foil is transferred to the notebook’s surface, ensuring that a crisp impression is left behind.
Your logo can either be blind embossed (no color fill) or you can choose a single color at no additional charge. Instead of clear foil, our embossers can substitute a colored foil during stamping, which allows the foil’s pigment to be transferred to the notebook’s surface along with the logo imprint. Gold foil is shown here, but we have many color options to choose from. Just ask us!
Blind emboss, our most popular option
Gold Foil Emboss
We can do multicolor logos too! If you are curious just how that process works, see this post explaining how we achieve multicolor logo imprints.
Feel free to reach out to us as well for a free quote.
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No need to worry about production lead-times, shipping methods, or carrier transit times. You just tell us when you need your order to arrive and we take care of everything else, guaranteed.
Your shopping cart includes an interactive calendar that allows you to select a specific date your order will arrive. The quoted delivery fee will adjust automatically based on your selected date and any items added to or removed from your cart. Our standard turnaround is 15 business days from order placement to delivery.
In order to deboss your notebooks, we create a metal die image of your logo/design, which must be only positive and negative space, i.e. black and white.
That means your image should be solid black shapes/lines... no colored, shaded or screened areas can be included.
Large areas of black often do not imprint well and we recommend you use an outline for better results. Super fine lines and tiny, or ornate text also do not always imprint well.
Sounds like a lot to remember? Don't worry, feel free to upload what you have and we are happy to provide feedback.
No production begins until we have your approval. Our design team will work with you one-on-one to finalize your proof design and even offer recommendations to achieve the best results.
Our commitment to your satisfaction is unyielding and we want you to love everything about working with us. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason at all, we will work with you to find a solution.
No need to worry about production lead-times, shipping methods, or carrier transit times. You just tell us when you need your order and we take care of the rest... guaranteed.