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Detailed Turnaround & Shipping Info

There are two separate components or choices, that determine when you will have your print order in hand at the destination you entered.

PRINT TIME: (aka production turnaround)

Is located on most product pages within the "Configure and Price". It is based on the current day/time or "real time" and based on your selection, will display the Day and Date, your order will be Ready To Ship.

SHIPPING METHOD:

Located in CHECKOUT where the shipping address is confirmed or entered. We offer various methods and the times you see there are SYNCNED or based on the PRINT TIME Selection you chose initially.

Quick Info To Keep In Mind:
  • Print Time for valid orders are based on a Cutoff time of 3PM EST. Orders received after, will defer to the next business day.
  • All days referred to are Business Days.
  • Default SHIP TO is billing address or enter a valid ship to address to see options and rates.

Common Scenarios for fast print & deliver needs:

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If it is Monday-Thursday and before 3PM EST and you need your order in hand - or to arrive at you destination The Next Day.

We recommend:
PRINT TIME  Select  > Same Day 
SHIPPING METHOD Select > Next Business Day - Your package will arrive by the end of that next day. 

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If it is Monday-Thursday and before 3PM EST and you need your order in hand - or to arrive at you destination before NOON - The Next Day.

We recommend:
PRINT TIME  Select  > Same Day 
SHIPPING METHOD Select > Next Day Early - Your package will arrive by noon of the that next day. 

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If it is After 3PM EST Thursday or is Friday Before 3PM EST and you need your order in hand - or to arrive at you destination Next Day (Saturday)

We recommend:
PRINT TIME  Select  > Same Day 
SHIPPING METHOD Select > Next Day Early - Your package will arrive Saturday by the end of that next day. 

**SAME DAY maybe an option. Availability based on the SHIP TO address. If you do not see as an option it means it is not available 

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More Detail on Print Time & Shipping Method

We get a lot of questions about printing turnaround times, especially from customers on a tight deadline or who need orders expedited or rush service. “Print Time” or "Turnaround" isn’t an idea everyone has to deal with daily, so some confusion is understandable.

First you have to understand, every property brochure is a custom printed product. These are not blue shirts or red open Sunday riders that are picked/pulled from a self and shipped from Amazon. We also know that the times when these orders are placed is not always during a work day between 9 to 5. Waiting on photos or owner approvals or other items happens and is just a part of the business.

For brochures, we believe our online platform with its' late cut off time and no minimum quantities can bring every agent value, piece of mind and reliable high quality printed material in hand when you need.

To accomplish this we use two components:

First is the time it takes, after your order is placed, to set up, print, trim or cut, fold or bind and then pack your order so it is READY TO SHIP.

Then time from that point to when you receive in hand is the shipping time it takes, the second component. This is determined by the SHIPPING METHOD you select at checkout.

These are not the same and are both, separate selections you need to make when ordering.

PRINT TIME: Is located in the on most product pages within the "Configure and Price" It will display in Real Time and will provide Day and Date, based on what serve you select when you order will be Rady To Ship.

SHIPPING METHOD: Is located in CHECKOUT where the shipping address is confirmed or entered. We offer various methods and the times you see there are SYNCNED or based on the PRINT TIME Selection you chose initially.

Print Time or production turnaround for valid orders and/or are all based on a Cutoff time of 3PM EST. All days referred to are Business Days. So any order received on a Tuesday at 4:07PM to considered a Wednesday Order. Any order received on a Saturday is considered a Monday order.

Keep in mind the options/selections varies from product to product. You can find more detailed information regarding the product you are ordering, on that same product page by scrolling down in the description (main) tab.

 

All Detail Explained on Print Time & Shipping Method

PRINT TIME

What is “Print Time”?

Simply put, it’s the estimated time necessary to complete a print job so it is READY TO SHIP (not delivered to you). It includes: Pre-Press (file review, pre flight, prep and/or proof if requested) printing, cutting, binding, and other finishing services needed and packing your orders for shipping. Remember we are not picking product off a shelf. Each job is custom and involves a manufacturing process.

Print Time is located in the top right on most of our product pages within the "Configure and Price" section. Keep in mind the options/selections varies from product to product. You can find more detailed information regarding the product you are ordering, on that same product page by scrolling down in the description (main) tab.

We state Print Time times in Business Days. This estimate presumes there are no extraordinary circumstances that would stop production.

What Print Times Do You Offer?

We offers some of the fastest services available for real estate agents and brokerages - nationwide. Often leading others by a large margin. We invite you to check any competitor to validate our claim.

Depending on the product, we generally offer Same Day, Next Day and Standard 2-3 Days to choose from. Some products may not offer same day and/or next day choices or may limited the quantity for those options. Some options within a product, might also not be available, when selecting same day or next business day, however they will be inactive, hidden or "grayed out" in those cases.

Property Flyers and most Folded Property Brochures and our signature property booklets all have Same Day and Next Day options. Many of our other agent marketing items do as well - Notecards, Door Hangers, Riders.

Please remember that printing turnaround times are always stated on business days.

What’s the Difference Between a “Day” and a “Business Day”?

“Business days” are MONDAY- FRIDAY and exclude days our facility is closed. So we exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from our printing turnaround estimates. Request a quote if your project or campaign might need production on those "off days". We often schedule for those clients waiting on photos or requiring the sellers review etc.

What’s is Cut off Time?

Cut off time is the latest time in our business day that we can begin to process your order. After the cut-off time, orders are considered received on the next business day. Most products currently have a 3PM EST Cut Off Time - One of the latest in the industry!

When Does "Print Time" Start?

Print Time starts after you have placed a valid order and we can begin the printing process.

A Valid Order:
You have placed your online order and agreed to terms and conditions.
All print-ready artwork/pdf furnished file(s) are uploaded or your design templates are finished and were submitted with your order.
Full payment is received or you have selected your "active" Billing Account for payment.
This will be consider a Valid Order.

If you select No Proofs:
We can get started! if all the above are fulfilled and you select No Proof. We strongly recommend you review your files thoroughly prior to placing your order. Unlike other printing companies, we do all we can to keep your order moving. We understand many of our clients do not deal with "print ready specs" on a daily bases, this some confusion is understandable.

To ensure we are printing the very best file we can we have a pre-press specialist manually review each file.
*If they see no bleed, and they can add - they will and - at no charge
*If your important content area is in the Safe Area, and they can, they will adjust - at no charge
*If and image or two is Low Res and our software can improve for print quality we will - at no charge

Of course we cannot assume any responsibility for any final product errors arising from the lack of your print proofing however, if we can correct something we will and 97.3% of the time it has no effect on "Print Time"

If a proof is requested,
Additional requirements need to be met before "Print Time" will begin:
E-Proofs are normally available or sent within 15 min - 4 hours (during a business day) from receipt of your valid order. .
The returned proof has to be approved by email as instructed or online through the customer’s account.
If a hard proof is requested, production starts when we receive your signed proof (scanned or mailed back to us).

Is Shipping Time Included in Printing Turnaround Times?

Though we answered this in the first question, the answer bears repeating. Shipping turnaround is completely separate from Print Time (printing turnaround).

Other Considerations:
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What Can Affect Turnaround Times?

We have built our business on service, however from time to time unforeseen delays in supply delivery, accidents, inclement weather, and equipment failure are just some of the things that can negatively affect production turnaround. While we try our best to work around these issues, there’s always a chance that we may not be able to meet our estimates. Our

Service Guarantee

If you have selected a "Print Time" with an additional cost associated with it and we cannot meet that timeline, regardless of the delay, we will not charge you for that associated additional cost or if already paid we will issue a store credit that portion.

Your Expectations & Needs

If your needs require expedited turnaround in any manor or if you need your item by a specified time, we suggest you keep this in mind when and make the most expedited choices for both Print Time and Shipping Method.
Know when the turnaround period begins.

Leave time for shipping and mailing.

Include weekends and holidays in your delivery estimates.

Don’t wait until the last minute.

What Shipping Options are Available?
UPS and Fed Ex are our main shipping partners. We offer some shipping as well via our trucks/vans and local courier partners. All Shipping Methods are in Checkout. Learn more about Shipping Methods Below.

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Things to keep in mind:

Your Billing Address is your default SHIP TO address and must contain a valid address.

You Can change the SHIP TO address by simply checking the "Ship To Another Address" box and entering (or selecting from a saved address in your account)

Please note all days unless specified are "Business Days".

They initiate when your order has competed production and is READY TO SHIP (not when you initially place your order)
Please see Print Time - Print Turnaround, for more details.

Most Days/Dates displayed in Shipping Methods are synced to the Print Time selection you made when configuring/building your product.

The actual time/hour of arrival for all methods unless specified, is by the end of the day as determined by UPS or FedEx.
Normally, you will receive these packages at your usual arrival time for these firms.

CURRENT SHIPPING METHODS:

Standard (1-3 Business Days)

Arrival in 1-3 days via ground transportation in most cases. Guaranteed delivery by the end of the (EOD) third business day. This method relates for packages shipping the mainland United States of America.

Next Business Day

Guaranteed delivery by the end of the next business day (EOD) to the mainland United States of America

Next Day Early

Arrival the next day EXCEPT SUNDAY. The time is by 12pm unless that day is a Saturday, then the time of arrival maybe up to 9pm that, Saturday evening. This method relates for packages shipping the mainland United States of America

Same Day

Arrival that Same Day. This is a limited service for more local based customer or along the North East Corridor of the U.S. from Richmond, VA to NY, NY. It will only appear for those areas services. Valid orders must be received by 9am -11AM EST (cutoff determined within each product) Same Day "Print Time" must be selected at time of order.
-Order received after the "Cutoff Time" may still be able to arrive that same day or we may require the following day up to 12PM - We will advise if so.
-If you have selected Same Day and we cannot meet this deadline we will credit back those shipping fees associated with Same Day, less the cost of the alternative method

Local Pick Up

If you are located locally (determined by zip codes) you and pick up your order at our facility. We have an After Hours Pick Up Box as well so you can retrieve your order at anytime in that next 24 hour period. You will receive an email notification when your order is ready along with the address and location for reference our default is

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Inmark Media, LLC
9333 Fraser Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910
- Fraser Ave side of our building to the left of the overhead doors, in an unmarked plastic container.

**Not all shipping methods above may appear to you. Only those available based on the BILLING OR SHIP TO address will appear.

 

OUR SHIPPING COMMITMENT

We Guarantee your shipping services. Although the selection and cost is your responsibility, if the shipping firm does not meet the specified delivery we will credit you the "shipping fee portion" you paid for that order. If you also incurred an additional cost for expediated "Print Time", we will credit that portion of the cost as well.

We also monitor all shipped packages. We take a proactive approach. We will contact the shipping firm on your behalf to resolve the issue as fast as possible. If we can reprint and re-delivers faster the shipping firm's resolution - we will.

Our commit on every order is an "End to End" regardless of the process. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any shipping questions or special needs you might have.

 

 

 

 

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