the photocard process:

 

1. Pick the design you want, the options available (see under design) and add to cart.

2. Tell us any modifications and or personalizations in the forms that appear when you add the product to your cart.   

3. If the card is a photo card, follow the link on your confirmation email to email the photos to us. You can always just email the photos to photos@mangoink.com with your order number as the subject as well. 

4. Work with a friendly, creative, personal designer to make the card exactly what you want. We'll only print after you say "Yes, that's it!"  

5. Send out something beautiful to your friends and or family and be so so happy!

6. And guess what, if you want something completely unique, unlike any other card, we promise we can do that for you. Chose a card you love and we will keep the essence of it, but make it totally different than anybody else. 

the wedding invitation process:


What does the starting cost include?

We will send you a quote based on what you selected on the form. You can add additional items such as envelope addressing, maps and accommodation cards when filling out the form in your desired suite.

Can I change the color on the invitations you have listed in your shop?
Yes! All color on fonts, lettering and text is customizable. If there are any additional fees for a color change, they will be clearly explained in the proposal.

Will I see a proof of my invitation?
Of course! The information (how many rounds, timing, etc.) will be provided after your initial inquiry. We only provide a digital proof and are not able to provide hard copies at this time (unless arranged for a special circumstance. However, we have sample packs that you can purchase to see different paper types, printing types and envelopes.

Do you have different hand-lettering styles?
We currently work with several local calligraphers to best fit the style you are going for. This option is available for anything you need for your wedding day.

How does printing work?
In the Semi-Custom Suite listings, you will see several options. We offer digital printing, letterpress (on our own 1895 Chandler & Price Press), vellum, acrylic, and even metal. Let us know the preferred printing method and we will send you a quote.

For Custom suites, we offer all types of printing and will prepare a custom quote after we have enough information from you about your design.

Do you hand letter every single invitation?
No, your details are lettered and illustrated several times. Once we finalize (internally) the best option for your suite, it is turned into a digital file and laid out in our design program. This way we can easily update colors, font sizes, placement, etc. Once approved, we send this to print. 

Only items including variable data like outer envelopes and place cards are hand lettered individually.

Do you offer envelope printing?

We work with amazing calligraphers who can handletter all of your envelopes. We also offer digital printing of your RSVP envelopes and guest addresses on the outer envelopes. You tell us what you want and we can make it happen.

How long does this process take?
Lead-times for suites will vary greatly depending on the amount of hand lettering, your quantity, the printing method and if you have added on envelope addressing. For a standard digitally printed suite, you can expect a lead-time of 2-3 weeks. For something more complicated, letterpress for example, lead-times range at about 8-10 weeks.

Can I rush my order?
Please email us first, in some cases rush orders can be accommodated for an additional 25%.

Are envelopes included?
Yes! All pricing in our semi-custom listings includes blank outer and reply envelopes. You can add guest addressing, return address printing and reply envelope printing for an additional cost.

Design changes: 

our philosophy:

You are busy. Let us serve you. We will design your card while you get other things on your list checked off.

So, we don't ask you to place your photos and crop them or to type out your greetings. We don't ask you to make the card for us.

We got you, we see you, let us love you. 

Once you order we'll be in contact with you and you'll start working with us to make the perfect card. All Joy, no stress.

And we are super Fast.

We are here (and have been since 2005) to help you create something beautiful, something that matters and something unique to you, and to make the holidays (and sending out cards) fun again!

Correct. This is not automated. We are not automated. We’re creatives & artists... just like you are. 

You have enough on your plate. So we are that friend that says, don’t worry, we got this one. We’ll take care of it. Just let us listen, let us work, let us create. trust us.

We’re here here to make things easy and personal and to make sure that we end up with something that we're both proud of. Something that is all you and easier than you thought it could be.  

We are your personal designer, as in person-al. As in less machines.

Welcome to mango ink. 

modifications: 

Every cards has them, even if it's just changing names. You are welcome to put them in the notes field during checkout or just let us know via email once we start talking to you about your order.  We are always happy to add photos to the front or back, just ask.

photos:

Email the photos to photos@mangoink.com with your order number as the subject. Or you can set up a Drop Box or Google Drive link for us. Sometimes that is best.

customizations:  

Color changes, font changes, and text changes are on us. We'll also crop photos and fit them as we see best. You are welcome to put these in the notes field during checkout or, again, just let us know as we start talking.  

If you want a fully custom card (a new design, different than anything we have already) we charge $10/hour with a minimum 1 hour charge. Email info@mangoink.com with any questions you have.

the options:

cardstock: 

130 pound smooth. Cardstock. The 130 refers to the weight of the paper. A heavier weight means the paper is actually heavier, usually thicker. This paper is a smooth (not matte) paper and prints beautifully. It also feels really nice in the hands. It photographers favorite and ours!

NEW heavier 130# matte green. 100% recycled paper, uncoated, fabulous.

Double Thick, 220 lb, 100% cotton. This sophisticated paper is perfect to the senses. Wonderful to touch and see the quality of the pure cotton. Savoy is tree free, archival, acid free, recyclable, biodegradable and elemental chlorine free.

Triple Thick 48 pt. will not bend. Points are another way to measure the thickness of paper and are a little more precise. Trust us, this paper is unbelievable. Photo's print fabulous on it and it's incredibly heavy and thick and feels absolutely beautiful. No extra postage required. 

Double thick 48pt. cardstock.

Double thick 48pt. cardstock.

rounded corners vs square corners

corners: 

Do you love rounded corners? Let us know and we will make it happen.

Envelopes:

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Each card comes with a crisp white, square flap envelope. 

But sometimes you want colored envelopes, or even some with a little bit of coordinating design

Custom liners are also available. Designed to match your cards, or have them be a photo, or a special message. Let us know what you love.

We have all these options and love them all.

size: 

5 inches by 7 inches. Full bleed. Images takes up the entire card on both sides. 

4 inches by 5.5 inches.  Full bleed. Images takes up the entire card on both sides. 

5 inches by 5 inches.  Full bleed. Images takes up the entire card on both sides. 

4 inches by 8 inches. Full bleed. Images takes up the entire card on both sides.

Four sizes, 5x7", 4 x 5.5", 4” x 8” and square 5 x 5". available in folded as well, not shown.

Four sizes, 5x7", 4 x 5.5", 4” x 8” and square 5 x 5". available in folded as well, not shown.

type: 

Flat. The standard flat card, printed on front and back.

Folded. A card you "open", printed on the inside/outside, front/back. Since on most designs there isn't an example, we will of course design it for you and send proofs of inside and outside of the card. Please note the 5 x 5 and the 4 x 8 are not available in folded.