ideas court offers professional Design Services that will bring your business card design to the next level.
Our talented team of designers are on hand to create designs for you based on your initial concept (Simple Design Service), or they can provide you with 3 original concepts (Custom Design Service). Customers wanting to include their business logo on their business card are required to provide ideas court with a logo file in original editable vector format (ai, eps).
If your logo is not in the proper format, our designers can provide you with logo tracing services for an additional fee (depending on complexity). Before discussing your business card design with our team, we highly recommend that you take a look at our various print products and familiarize yourself with the cardstocks and print features that you would like to incorporate into your design. Please note that if you are printing elsewhere, there will be additional fees for our business card design services.
OUR DESIGN PHASES
CUSTOMER FILE:You will need to provide us your information and files such as logo, photo etc. (we only accept vector format for logos)
IDEA + BRAINSTORM:We gain understanding of your target market, industry, and style you are looking for
WE KNOW BEST:Our designers are trained to create layouts and logos optimized for our printing process
REVISIONS:We will modify the designs according to customer’s request
TURNAROUND TIME:1-3 business days for initial design concepts
Business Card Design Process
Once we have processed your payment, our Service Department will contact you via email within 24 hours during regular business hours (Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time)
Our Service Department will provide a design questionnaire to confirm or further gather all of the necessary information, including your print budget, cardstock and print feature preferences, ideas and style references to forward onto our Design Department.
Following the confirmation of your preferences, our Design Department will utilize the following 1-3 business days to create your initial business card design concept(s) and our Service Department will then send such to you as a PDF for review.
In order to keep the number of revisions within the project scope, please be as detailed as possible in regards to style. The most effective way to do this is to provide ideas court with examples of styles you like, whenever possible. We welcome our clients to send us written instructions, photos of other designs, drawings, screenshots, or any method that will convey your ideas to us via email. Revision requests in excess of the project scope may require the purchase of an appropriate Design Service Add-On.
With each design concept and revision thereafter, please be sure to carefully proof read all of the information and check spelling.
Once the design and print features have been finalized, and with your desired order quantity and shipping address confirmed, you will be provided shipping quotes and asked to choose your preferred shipping method. You will then be sent a PayPal payment link for the total production cost of your order. Once payment has been received, an official PDF printing proof will be forwarded to you along with an agreement via DocuSign for final approval. Once we have received the completed agreement, production of your cards can commence.
Business Card Design Notes
Please be sure to provide us with your logo in an editable vector format (ai or eps format).
If you do not have access to your logo in vector format, we may be able to assist you with a logo trace for an additional fee; the cost of which is determined by the complexity of the logo as well as the quality of the original file.
The standard turnaround time for creation of the initial business card design concepts is 1-3 business days. Revisions thereafter can take up to 1 business day to complete. The total length of a design service is dependant on timely communication in combination with the number and complexity of revision requests.
Please note that it is the intention of our design services to have our designers create initial design concepts based on the preferences/brand guidelines you provide. Whilst proceeding without any specific direction or reference as to your preferred style is certainly possible, such is not facilitated under a Simple Business card Design Service nor is it recommended under a Custom Business card Design Service. If you are unhappy with the resulting concepts we will certainly try to work with you to determine what design direction will better suit your style, however addtional design service costs may be incurred by going beyond the initial project scope.
Design service fees are non-refundable upon commencement of the initial concept(s).
Our design services are intended to be provided to customers who are printing with ideas court. There will be additional charges for customers wanting to receive any files without purchasing printing services.
Any designs which proceed to print will have editable files made available for release upon the client’s request, ONLY after the print products have been purchased and the corresponding proofs approved. For clients not printing with ideas court , each design requested for release will incur an additional fee of $100USD per design.
The client is responsible for ensuring all spelling and information is correct on the proof. Even though it may have been corrected previously or was provided correctly, errors and glitches happen. Once the the final proof has been approved ideas court will take no responsibility for any typos or errors.