Frequently Asked Questions for
Julie's Imprinting services:
What is Foil
is a process that uses heat and pressure to create a permanent, foil imprint
on an item such as an album. Imprinting is a great way to personalize and
enhance your scrapbook albums and pages.
does imprinting take?
The length of time it takes to imprint an item depends on the amount of text
or the graphic to be imprinted and the color of foil. Once the text or
graphic is type set, it must be heated to 250 – 300 degrees F. Some foil
colors require a higher temperature than others. It can take 15 minutes per
imprint to complete this process.
does it cost?
Order Page for pricing
Imprinting orders will be completed and shipped back to you within 10 to 14 business days of receipt by Julie's Imprinting. Rush orders (shipment
within 3 business days) can be accommodated.
types and sizes are available for imprinting?
Six font types are available (in various sizes): Cursive (18-, 24-
and 36-point fonts);
Block (24- and 36-point fonts); Stellar Bold (36-point font); Flash
Engravers Bold (24-point font, CAPS only) and News Gothic (18-point font). Click here
to view available font types and sizes.
How many characters
of text can be imprinted? How long can a line of text be?
Space is most limited when imprinted horizontally across a spine. As a
general rule, there is approximately 2 to 2-1/4 inches available for
imprinting horizontally across the spine of a full album (40 or more pages).
So, the average number of characters that can be imprinted across an album
spine would be as follows:
18 point font - 16 - 21 characters
24 point font - 10 - 13 characters
36 point font - 6 - 8 characters
For imprinting vertically down an album spine or on a front cover, a line of
text can be up to 7 inches in length, so the above limitations (typically)
do not apply.
What is a
graphic stamp and what images are available?
A graphic stamp is an image that can be imprinted on your album or other
item. Over 120 graphic
stamps are available in the following categories:
*Baby / Children
*Love / Wedding
*School / Activities
*Sports / Outdoors
*Sun / Travel / Vacation
Click here to view available graphic stamps.
of the album can be imprinted?
The cover, the back and the spine of most albums can be imprinted.
"Do some albums
imprint better than others?"
Yes, I have
found many brands to imprint well (including, but not limited to): Album
Memories, Colorbok Perfect, Dalee, Die Cuts with a View, Forever Yours,
Generations, Kolo Linen & Mrs. Grossman. General rule: tapestry, denim and
waxy/vinyl albums do not imprint well.
"How can I
personalize an album that does not imprint well?"
Plates are recommended to personalize on tapestry, denim and vinyl albums. A
Flex Plate is a thin, flexible, self-adhesive plate available in a variety
of sizes in brushed gold or silver. Black foil is used to imprint on flex
plates. The pricing for imprinting text or graphics on a flex plate is the
same as the pricing for imprinting on an album.
colors are available for imprinting?
Over 35 foil colors (shiny and matte) are available. Most often the foil
color for imprinting text and graphic stamps is matched to the album etching
foil color (if already imprinted on an album). Many colors are available for
white albums. Click here to view available foil
items can be imprinted?
In addition to scrapbook albums, Julie’s Imprinting can personalize many
other items. These include photos, photo frame mats, napkins, Christmas
cards, note cards, stationery and envelopes. Please inquire on my website or
Is your work
Yes, as owner of Julie's Imprinting, I strive to provide the highest quality
imprinting possible and take the utmost care in completing each order. My
greatest reward is that you are completely satisfied with your order!
Although I try my very best to make your album as perfect as possible, an
error may occur during the imprinting process. If an error should occur on
my part during the imprinting process, I will replace your album (parts)
with the exact or similar album and imprint it again for you at no charge.
Please note that some
albums do imprint better than others. This may not be considered an error in
the imprinting process. If you have a question about the album you would
like to have imprinted, please
contact Julie's Imprinting before shipping your order.
questions? Please ask!