Imprint Information

Imprint Charges

Exact art repeat orders within 2 years will not be charged set-up charges. All additional charges will apply. Repeated jobs after 2 years will require a new set-up charge.

$50.00 v Set-up for one color, one location.
$30.00 v   Set-up for each additional color and/or side.
$0.75 v   Run Charge for additional color and/or side.
$30.00 v   PMS match charge per color (exact match not guaranteed).
The silk screen process offers the best color match.
$25.00 v   Ink change charge.
$75.00 v   Less than  minimum charge. Absolute minimum 50 pieces except for Laser Engraving orders, which have a 25 piece minimum.
$75.00 v   Pre-production sample charge plus setup and run charges.
$10.00 v   Paper proof charge (for each proof after first two)
$10.00 v   Drop ship charge (per address after the first two)
$150.00 v   Custom Calibrations

Additional tubes for triangular products at $1.00/v each. (Doesn't apply to Pocket Scales - tube packaging included)

Cancellation policy: 10% of total order after proof approval.
Additional side imprints available with photo anodized process only.
Inquire for information regarding self promotion.
Orders are F.O.B. Fort Collins, Colorado USA 80524

* Dealers: Inquire for information about Custom Jobs or Self Promotions.

Art Requirements

E-mail art to artwork@alumicolor.com. Please put company name and PO number on subject line of e-mail. Exact layout preferred, vector line art drawing (no bitmaps please), all text converted to "Curves" or "Outlines." Black & white art regardless of color of imprint; separated art if more than 1 color imprint.

File types accepted: Corel Draw version 17 or earlier, Adobe Illustrator version CS5 or earlier, vector PDF or vector EPS files.

No charge if electronic art to specifications is provided. One line of straight line type at no charge. Scanning and cleanup, additional typeset or other manipulation will be charged at $30.00 /v per hour. Smallest printable type size is a 6 pt font. Colors in multi-color jobs cannot be close or touching registration; a minimum of 1/16" is required for registration between colors.

Imprinting Process

Photo Anodizing

  bulletImprint becomes part of the finish on the aluminum.
  bulletLooks like silk screening, but is more durable and resistant to cleaners and solvents.
  bulletAll Alumicolor® products have photo anodized calibrations.
  bulletStandard imprint colors on silver and gold products are black, reflex blue, process blue, fire red, and dark green.
  bulletStandard calibration color is black but can be imprinted to match your imprint color. Inquire for more information.
  bulletOn our colored products, choose between silver or gold imprint with matching calibrations (white not available).
  bulletTwo-color imprints available on silver or gold products only.
  bulletProduction time is 15 to 20 working days from date of approved paper proof. Paper proofs are provided within 2-5 working days from of receipt of your order and art. Quantities over 1,000 pcs may take additional production time. Production time may vary depending on volume and season. Please inquire.

 

Product Color Imprint Color Calibration Color
Silver, gold Black, reflex blue, process blue, fire red, dark green standard colors Black, or can match your imprint color
Red, blue, black, purple, green Choice of silver or gold Silver or gold matching calibrations

Heat Set Silk Screening

  bulletSpecial inks bond to anodized finish.
  bulletDurable imprint will not rub off easily and usually lasts for years.
  bulletCheck catalog pages for specific product color availability.
  bulletStandard imprint colors on silver and gold products are black, reflex blue, process blue, fire red, and dark green.
  bulletCalibrations are photo anodized in black.
  bulletOur colored products are silk screened in white only (silver is NOT available) and have silver photo anodized calibrations.
  bulletProduction time is 7 to 10 working days from date of approved paper proof. Paper proofs are provided within 2-5 working days of receipt of your order and art.

 

Product Color Imprint Color Calibration Color
Silver, gold Black, reflex blue, process blue, fire red, dark green standard colors Black photo anodized
Red, blue, black, purple, green White Silver photo anodized

Laser Engraving

  bulletCuts into aluminum to show true aluminum color through the finish.
  bulletAppears silver or white on all products. There is no color fill available.
  bulletProduction time is 5 to 10 working days from date of approved paper proof. Paper proofs are provided within 2-5 working days of receipt of your order and art.

PLEASE SEND ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, along with associated vector artwork, TO artwork@alumicolor.com. Thanks!