To begin with, a retainer fee of 50% of the project cost is due to start the work. The remainder, including applicable taxes, shipping costs and any client changes or additions is due at the time that the work is completed. You get your tasty, custom printed letterpress work and The Nomadic Press gets paid. Smiles all around.
The Nomadic Press is happy to take checks, credit cards, and PayPal. If you wish to pay with a credit card, or through PayPal, then an additional 4.5% will be added to the amount due to cover the fees charged by those payer services. If you require a production time of less than a week then a rush charge of 20% of the project cost will be applied to the invoice. Too, if you wait more than 30 days from the time you receive a Nomadic Press bid to give your okay to start, then ﬁnal costs may change. If you cancel the project after giving the go-ahead, then there will be a kill fee charge of not less than 20% of the project cost. Forewarned is forearmed.
Because letterpress printing is a spot color process, your art ﬁles need to be submitted to The Nomadic Press as PDFs built using Pantone solid/spot colors (not CMYK or RGB). Failure to provide ﬁles in the appropriate format may result in extra time having to be spent adjusting your ﬁles. And since time is money there may be a cost associated with the aforementioned adjustments.
The Nomadic Press is not responsible for your content. Copyright issues, inaccuracies, and spelling errors submitted in your art are your responsibility. The Nomadic Press may catch your typographical error, but don’t count on it. As is the case with all forms of printing, changes made to design, paper stock, size and ink color late in the process can be costly. No surprise there. The Nomadic Press is glad to have you over for a press check. Just ask and we’ll set one up. Otherwise, The Nomadic Press will run the work as soon and as best as possible. But then no second guessing on your part.
Since printing is a craft and not a science, there will be some variation in color throughout the print run. This will be especially noticeable in work designed with large coverage areas or ﬂooded areas, wherein there will also be some degree of pin-holing (sometimes called salting or mottling). Printing pieces designed with large coverage areas of black or dark ink is not advised. Please remember that these quirks and variations are part of the reason that you love letterpress printing, so pay attention to the limitations of the process and keep them in mind as you design your piece. And, no, letterpress printing light colored inks onto dark colored paper does not work. It just doesn’t.
Being very conscious of your deadline, The Nomadic Press will move heaven and earth to deliver your work on time. Although materials acquisition can sometimes affect a delivery date please be aware that you yourself represent the greatest threat to the on-time delivery of the ﬁnal work. So get your design ﬁles and speciﬁcations to The Nomadic Press in a timely and coherent manner and leave time for the printing to be attentively carried out. Now, let’s have some fun.