FAQ & Pricing

How to order calligraphy or design from Federflug?

Business orders (Designs for agencies, designers, companies …) :: I am looking forward to your to discuss your project!

Private orders :: You can order directly from me via E-mail: . On request, you also have the option of ordering from my Etsy shop – I will create a custom order for you. Apart from Etsy, I handle only PayPal payment for private international clients.

For all non-digital orders :: Please keep in mind that I am based in Germany and shipping to the USA or other non-EU countries can not only take some time, but customs tax procedures can also delay the delivery of your order. So please make sure to contact me with enough room in your schedule! Of course you can chose Express delivery if you wish to speed up the process.

That‘s how it works:
:: 1 :: We discuss your idea(s) via E-mail or by phone (my English is ok, and I also speak Spanish and French). Please tell me as much as you can about your idea, wishes for color, style and mood of your event or design idea! Based on this you will get an rough custom quote.

:: 2 :: Once we have discussed and decided all the details (paper quality and color, ink colors, script style, printing method if you want your calligraphy printed etc.) I calculate the final price. For bigger orders I'll need a deposit to secure your place in my calendar. I can only accept orders for extern (print) production against prepayment. — At this point I will need all your text(s). Please make sure to check all spelling, punctuation and abbreviations!

:: 3 :: Once I have received your payment, I start working on your custom calligraphy design. You‘ll get a pencil and / or digital sketch to approve before I start inking and / or digitizing. Two design revisions of the pencil sketch are included. I will charge any additional revisions depending on the complexity of the project. Furthermore, at this point I will have to charge for any major changes of text – depending on its impact on the design. — Please give me your feedback / design approval in the time we agree upon! If not, any delays that may occur with your project are your responsibility.

:: 4 :: In case of projects that get printed: you will have to approve the design before I send it to the printer.

:: 5 :: Once it‘s ready and approved, you'll get the final invoice and I will ship your custom order!

:: 6 :: In case you decide at any point to cancel your order, I will only charge the amount of work I already invested (minimum: the deposit).

Pricing for calligraphy

Please contact me to ensure that I have time for you. We will discuss your project and I will send you detailed information about the ordering process and additional options like metallic inks, custom color mixing etc.. Please see the list below for basic pricing!

:: Outer envelopes start at $ 4,75
:: Inner envelopes start at $ 3,50
:: Escort cards start at $ 2,50
:: Place cards start at $ 2,35
:: Gift tags start at $ 2,35
:: The set-up fee (for tests, warm-up etc.) is 45 $ for every calligraphy comission of less than 560 $.
:: The minimum order value is 225 $.

These prices are just for the calligraphy – you send me your stationery to write on it, I send it back to you. — I can however recommend and order suitable paper and envelopes for you.

Pricing for Design & Printing

A custom design is highly individual and offers many options in terms of design, script, colors, materials and complexity. For that reason I cannot give an estimate about design prices here. The same applies for printing costs – they depend so much on different factors like the paper quality, the printing technique, extras like embossing or hot foiling, as well as the actual print run, that I can only give you individual quotes.

Please contact me for a custom quote for your project!

Turnaround for calligraphy

I can write place cards, gift tags and envelopes usually within a week after I received your list and stationery. Please ensure that I have time! If you need more than 100 pieces please note that delivery time will need two weeks at least.

Turnaround for design work

For a menu, address stamp or other smaller design jobs turnaround is one to three weeks depending on workload. For a more complex design like a complete wedding suite please expect at least three to six weeks after I received the final wording.

If you want me also to handle the printing process, please expect one to three months from the first conversation until your prints are ready. There are two revision included and according to my experience you‘ll need some time to discuss a design with your dears or to contemplate possible changes. Depending on the printing technique the printer also will need one to several weeks: flat printing is usually ready within a week, more elaborate finishing effects like metallic inks, hot foil stamping etc. will take more time.

I want to print my invitations or cards myself.

Gladly I will design for DIY printing! The design costs remain the same, but you can adjust the shipping and printing costs by choosing a printer in your area or even print your custom calligraphy stationery on your own printer. I will send you a colored PDF document that you can produce in flat print, or a greyscale or black and white bitmap file if you wish to produce letterpress prints. Please check with your printer the exact format he needs. At the moment I don‘t offer conversion to vector nor more complicated finishings as DIY.

I want to learn to write calligraphy!

Great! You will find quite a lot of information on my Resources site. Here you'll find information about my workshops.