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E-MAIL OR CALL with your project description for a custom quote

Minimum charge $40

Your calligraphy project is unique.  Each project is individually priced.

Some elements of the price are predetermined.

Describe your job as clearly as possible and you will receive a detailed estimate usually between 13 business days.

Pricing changes as the specs for the job change.

All elements of the project are negotiable and will affect the price. 

Envelope Addressing $2.00/line

Table Cards $2.00 each with name and numeral on the same side

Provide a minimum of 10% additional envelopes or cards

Additional charges apply for custom color, metallic ink, less than 10% extras provided, difficult surfaces, etc. 

BASE PRICE: Number of Words X $2.00/word

Count up the number of words. Don't worry about whether they are long or short.

If you have a Word Document, you can do this by clicking Tools. Then click Words.

WHAT INCREASES THE PRICE?

Several of these categories might apply to a single project.

Centering

Critical Spacing

Only one chance to get it right

Bound item such as an old family Bible

Oversized (over 1" x-height) or undersized (under 1/8") lettering

Unknown or difficult surface with nowhere to test it

Written in a language with words of above average length. German for example.

Metallic Ink

Gold Leaf

Custom color mix

Multiple pen changes

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Paper
My default paper is d'Arches 140 lb. Watercolor Paper.  If you request a different paper or provide your own, I will always need additional material for testing.
140 lb. d'Arches 22 x 30"
$12 sheet ,$7 half sheet, $4 quarter sheet
300 lb. d'Arches 22 x 30"
$30/sheet, $15/sheet, $7.50/sheet
Logo    Priced in conversation with $250 minimum
Borders, Ornamental Capitals and Illustrations Individually priced based on complexity and amount
Decorative Capital beginning at $30
Intrinsically complicated, Colored, Extra Flourished, Drop Shadow
Ornamental Capitals beginning at $40
Boxed, Painted or Illustrated
Custom Color Mix may add up to $20
Signature Lines: Up to 50 lines $30, Up to 250 lines $45
Watercolor priced in conversation
Document Board   
Holds your finished document with ribboned corners in a matboard folder for safety in handling and confidence in presentation
Up to 14 x 18"  $45      
Up to 20 x 30" $60      
Up to 32 x 40" $75
On location $200/hour
Travel time $35/hour plus gas