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Custom Imprint Department:
All custom imprint orders must be prepaid along with a written confirmation. No exceptions to either policy. Fax and internet orders will be accepted with a MasterCard®, VISA®, or American Express® number. All custom imprint orders must be in writing.
Plate charges are service charges only and do not transfer title of cuts or plates to customer. All new orders will have a plate charge.
All latex balloon orders are subject to an overrun or underrun of 5% and will be billed accordingly. All Microfoil® balloon orders are subject to an overrun or underrun of 10% and will be billed accordingly.
Unless otherwise specified, each balloon is printed to read with neck down.
CAMERA-READY & ELECTRONIC ART
Please furnish camera-ready (black & white) artwork sized approximately 5" x 5" for latex or 10" x 10" for Microfoils®. Gray-scale, screened, or gradient art is unacceptable. Color separations are required for all multicolor imprints with no less than 1⁄4" break between colors in artwork. Fax copies, photocopies, newspaper prints, and some computer generated artwork do not provide quality reproductions and may incur an art charge. Laser-generated art, as well as digital files, should be 300 dpi minimum. Microsoft® Word documents are not accepted as electronic art. All electronic files must be line art/vector image in Adobe® Illustrator®, otherwise an art charge will be incurred. Fonts incorporated in artwork must be converted to curves or paths. No type should be less than 4 points. Bold sans-serif fonts are recommended for small type. All rules and outlines should be 1 point or greater. Avoid outline and shadow-effect fonts.
If you email an order, please put Imprint Order in the subject line. Also, please note that emailed orders are not confirmed until you have spoken with an imprint representative. If you are not contacted within one business day, please call us: 800-701-7013. Our in-house graphics department can help you with artwork that is not considered camera-ready for an extra fee of $20. Email artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org if the file size is at or under 1 MB. The preferred format is Adobe® Illustrator® saved as an EPS file. Any other files emailed and saved as a PDF, JPG, or TIFF will incur the $20 art charge. Files may also be sent on a CD along with a hard copy.
All copy or other material submitted will be accepted as being in full compliance with all applicable laws regarding trademark, service mark, copyright, right of privacy, patent, or similar protection.
Please indicate delivery date required on your order. Impress II®, AdRiteTM, and Microfoil® orders will be shipped within ten working days after the written confirmation and prepayment are received. QX Express latex orders will be shipped within five working days after the written confirmation and prepayment are received. Please allow extra time for shipping! Call for information on rush orders.
Balloon + Ink Colors
QUALATEX® BALLOON COLORS
Refer to our Master Catalog 2012-13 for a full listing of Qualatex® balloon colors. Included are Standard colors, Jewel colors, Fashion colors, Metallic colors, Pastel Pearl colors, Radiant Pearl colors, and Neon colors. When choosing balloon and ink color combinations, consider the effect of the balloon color when combined with the ink color, particularly on balloon assortments.
For Impress II® and AdRiteTM, you may choose four single balloon colors per 1,000 balloons and unless otherwise specified, colors are assorted. If additional single balloon colors are requested, there will be a charge of $4 for each subsequent balloon color.
LATEX INK COLORS
Black, White, Red, Yellow, Royal Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Burgundy, Teal, Gold, & Silver. Black ink is recommended on the Standard assortment. White ink is recommended on the Jewel assortment. Ink colors can be custom-blended. The cost for special ink is $29 for each color on latex balloons (minimum of 1,000 balloons).
There is an additional $19 charge every time ink color is changed on latex balloons. Special ink color is not available on QX Express orders. The Pantone Matching System (PMS) color numbers are used as a point of reference only. Exact PMS matches cannot be guaranteed.
MICROFOIL® BALLOON COLORS
Standard Qualatex® Microfoil® colors: White, Emerald Green, Pale Blue, Sapphire Blue, Dark Blue, Quartz Purple, Ruby Red, Orange, Yellow, Teal, Metallic Gold, Silver, Onyx Black, Rose, Lime Green, Periwinkle, Magenta, & Burgundy.
MICROFOIL® INK COLORS
Black, White, Silver, Gold, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Dark Green, Royal Blue, Dark Blue, & Burgundy. Ink colors can be custom-blended. The cost for special ink is $32 for each color on foil balloons. There is an additional $29 charge every time ink color is changed on foil balloons.