Custom Cards from
Albion Design 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should our business be interested in sending custom holiday cards this year?
A: Click here to find out!

Q: Who does the work on Albion Design custom cards?
A: Maggie LaNoue oversees all of the custom art for Albion Design, and does most of it herself. Learn about Maggie.

Q: Is your work Guaranteed?
A: We guarantee our work.

Q: Can I see proofs of the work in progress for my custom cards?
A: We can now show you proofs over the internet. You will still have the opportunity to see a paper proof before printing, after your art is approved.

Q: Can I get a holiday scene made from my summer photo?
A: We can winterize your custom art or photographs. See some examples of winterization.

Q: What steps are involved in getting custom cards for my corporation?
A:

  • First, contact us and let us know what you are interested in as far as the subject matter and quantity of cards.
  • We can work from your photos, or use some of our art of Michigan, or our holiday scenes and customize any of these for you.
  • We can send you some samples of our custom holiday cards that we have created for corporations.
  • Your custom cards can be in full color, one color, or anything in between.
  • They may be large, small, or postcards.
  • We will show you some ideas before you commit to the custom art.
  • The pricing for cards depends upon all of these factors, so we get you a custom quote for cards once we get an idea of what you have in mind.

Q: What about Art Fees?
A: The art fees depend upon a number of variables. They can be quite low or included if you are ordering many custom cards. Contact us for more information.
Although we have been creating custom art for over 25 years, we have new ways of creating art that can save you money. Our traditional cards are most cost effective in quantities above 1,000, which is why we primarily work with businesses. Now we are also offering new styles of cards printed in new ways for quantities as low as 250. These are most effective using your art or photos. We can tweak your art or photo to make it print the very best.

Q: What about our copyrights?
A: Reproduction rights are reserved for our custom designs. Artwork by Maggie LaNoue or Albion Design is protected by U.S. Copyright laws and may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission from the artist.

Q: What is the Delivery Time?
A: Your cards will be delivered approximately three weeks after the approval of a proof and all details are confirmed. Allow extra time for shipping.

Q: What are the shipping costs?
A: F.O.B. Jackson Michigan, unless otherwise indicated.

Q. I will be needing some Christmas cards printed up with a specific card design with the company logo imprinted into the design. is that something you can do?
A.That is exactly what we do. We need to know the quantity first, (an estimate is OK) then we will recommend different paper choices. Please let us know your business name and location too.

Q: What are the terms?
A: Payment is progressive as the work is completed. Custom orders require 75% deposit with order, balance usually C.O.D. We will send you a proof of all card layouts and designs for your approval. Price of proof included unless otherwise indicated.


Q: We have an older business and want something more than just a holiday card. Can you do art that tells a story of our 100 year old business?
A: Yes of course. Visit CentennialBusinessPortraits.com. Allow more time for this type of art.

Q: I would like postal contact information, and more information about the artist.

A: Visit our contact page and learn more about Maggie.

Q: We have our own art. We want someone to get us the best price on printing and to oversee the quality and work with us personally.
A: We are glad to work with you. We work with many printers and can get you the best price, and the best service. We can meet your deadlines.

Q: We would like a custom gift for a special event. Perhaps note cards in packages using our photos and our words on the back, or perhaps something new like post-it notes. We'd like something unique about our organization.
A: We give your project personal attention. This type of artistic gift created specially for your organization will also be less expensive than "executive gifts" that were popular a few years ago.

Q: I'd like to see a lot of details about how one custom card was designed for one client.
A: Read about the first card we did for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.



 

 

 



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