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Last updated on October 30, 2012
Hi, I'm Alissa Harvey, the designer, illustrator, owner, operator, packer, shipper, mess-maker and cleaner-upper behind Mew Paper Arts. Thanks for visiting my shop--feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding...well, anything. I'd love to hear from you.

All of my products are completely handmade by me, many of which feature my original illustrations. I do all of the cutting, scoring, folding and assembly of my products, and I also do all of the printing. I use a monstruous laser printer to achieve intense, flat printing on a variety of materials. Many of my invitations can be printed using recycled materials--just ask!

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Existing Designs
Three rounds of revisions to the text and layout are included. Additional revisions will incur a $10 fee per round.

Custom Design
After our initial consultation, you’ll be presented with a preliminary concept. Three rounds of revisions to the text and layout are included. Additional revisions that alter the scheme of the design will incur a $25 fee per round.

Save-the-dates should be mailed 6-8 months prior to your wedding. Invitations should go out 8-10 weeks prior to the wedding. Additional items such as escort cards, programs, menus, table numbers, favor tags and thank you notes should be considered 4 weeks prior to the event.

The Mew Studio requires 3-5 weeks design and production time to complete your project. Custom design may take between 4-6 weeks to complete.
Proofing Process, Payment and Shipping
A 50% deposit is required to begin work on your invitation suite. Payment is accepted via paypal, where you can use any credit card, or by personal check. If you prefer to use a personal check to pay, work will begin after the check arrives and clears.

Once the deposit (and custom design fee, if applicable) is received, the proofing process will begin. You’ll receive an e-mail form requesting the details for your invitation ensemble.

Final approval in writing (via e-mail) is required to begin printing. At this time, your 50% balance will be due. Printing typically begins immediately after approval is issued, and at this time no further changes can be made without incurring re-design costs. It is of utmost importance that you thoroughly read your proofs prior to signing for approval. Once approval is given, Mew Paper Arts waives responsibility for any errors including typesetting, format, grammar, spelling, punctuation or otherwise. If you should choose to reprint after final approval is given, you will be responsible for all costs for production and printing.

You will be notified when the shipment is ready, and provided with a tracking number. Our standard shipping service is via USPS: Priority, Insured, Delivery Confirmation. If you prefer another shipping method, we’re happy to accommodate at your expense.
Purchase Requirements
The Mew Studio is happy to accommodate orders for all types of events—from an intimate backyard BBQ for your close family and friends, to the grandest ballroom affair. There is no minimum purchase amount, except for pocket fold style invitations which require a 25 piece minimum.

To calculate how many invitation sets you should order, it’s typical to count one per couple, single or family, plus about 20 extras.

Custom Design Work
Mixing and matching paper and ink colors on designs existing in the Mew portfolio is a common part of the process, and most often does not incur additional fees. Upgraded paper, ribbon and envelope selections can always be accommodated, and will result in additional fees.

In the event that you would like to work together to build an entirely custom invitation suite, based on your unique vision for your special event, there is a one time, non-refundable, $150 custom design and illustration fee payable at the onset of the design process. You’ll provide your ideas via magazine clippings, web links and personal sketches, and we’ll consult to create a couture stationery suite. Mew reserves the rights to all designs created on a custom basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the custom nature of the work done at Mew Paper Arts, all sales are final and nonrefundable.

Printing Methods
Here at Mew, our standard method is digital flat printing. This results in bold, rich color on a variety of different paper types.

We’re happy to offer printing services such as thermography, offset lithography and letterpress. Please inquire for a quote on non-standard printing methods.

Envelope Addressing
Here at Mew, we have a vast bank of resources for creative lettering services for your invitation envelopes. We’re happy to provide you with a referral. We also provide digital addressing services at a rate of 1.95
per envelope.