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Ordering letterpress supplies from us: what you might want to know.

shipping & turnaround | sales tax & payment terms | guarantees & returns

Shipping and turnaround

turnaround: orders ship from our warehouse within 1-2 business days of receiving your order.  If you have a tight deadline or urgent need, please indicate that in the notes / comments section so we can try to accommodate your time frame.  Orders received on Saturday or Sunday, when we are not open, are considered to be orders received on Monday.

shipping options: we ship supply orders via UPS Ground, UPS overnight, UPS 2-day, and UPS 3-day shipping. You’ll receive a tracking number from UPS on the day your order ships. For Canada, we offer Standard UPS or Worldwide Saver. We can ship Worldwide Saver to any international location. Please call for a shipping quote if your region isn’t shown below. Our international shipping rates, please note, don’t include tariffs, import taxes, or customs fees. Generally the shipping company collects these fees directly from you when they deliver your package.

domestic USA shipping for letterpress supplies

order amount ground 3-day 2-day 1-day
0-$100 $13 $21 $25 $45
$100-$300 $16 $27 $32.50 $60
$300-$1000 $25 $45 $55 $105
$1000 plus $35 $65 $80 $150

international shipping in north america for letterpress supplies

the rates below don’t include tariffs, import taxes, or customs fees

order amount Canada
standard UPS
(2-6 days)
worldwide saver
(1-3 days)
worldwide saver
(2-6 days)
0-$100 $21 $53 $60
100-$300 $27 $71 $73
$300-$1000 $45 $125 $105
$1000 plus $65 $185 $115

international shipping outside north america for letterpress supplies

Note: Inks cannot be shipped to Russia.
the rates below don’t include tariffs, import taxes, or customs fees

order amount Western Europe
worldwide saver
(4-6 days)
Central Europe
worldwide saver
(4-6 days)
Australia/New Zealand
worldwide saver
(4-6 days)
0-$100 $69 $85 $93
$100-$300 $93 $115 $126
$300-$1000 $165 $205 $225
$1000 plus $245 $305 $335

Sales tax and payment terms

New York sales tax: charged on all items shipped to a New York address (unless we have a resale certificate on file for you—then we just need to update your online account and you’ll be good to go). New York sales tax varies by county: if we charge you sales tax, we would charge your New York county’s rate.

payment terms: we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. If you’d like to work with us Net 30, please fill out and send in our account application. We begin review of credit applications immediately, though the process can take a few days depending on how quickly your vendor references respond. If you’re a large institution or company paying by PO, please contact our accounting staff to set up payment terms for your online account.

Guarantees and returns

Supply returns (other than unexposed polymer): we offer a 30-day return policy. Items must be returned in new, unused condition. Please contact us if you need to return an item. We will e-mail you a return authorization number that needs to be included with your package. If returning items, please insure your items and package securely and protectively.

Unprocessed photopolymer returns: because it’s photo sensitive, unprocessed polymer is neither returnable nor refundable. That said, we offer free troubleshooting if you’re having any problems with your plate processing: just email, call 315-473-0930 ext 112 or 134.

Boxcar Base guarantee: we guarantee that your Boxcar Base will do good things for your printing life. If you’re unhappy for any reason, call us! We’ll guide you through different ways of adjusting your press to receive optimum printing from your plates and base. If our base still can’t make you happy, contact us for a return authorization number, and then return the base to us for a refund.  Custom cut bases are non-returnable, ask us about custom cutting.