1The first step is to gather the images, logos, and text that you want to use for your calendar.
Wall calendars have room for thirteen months inside (or you can print twelve months plus one 2-page spread with any text and/or photos that you want), and desk calendars have 12 months. You’ll need a photo for each month and a photo for the front cover. For wall calendars, you can also add a photo and/or text to the back cover.
For wall calendars, we can include extra small photos in the blank spaces of each calendar grid. We are also happy to include advertising in these spaces, or we can make room under the calendar grid for advertising, or we can put advertising on the back cover or the extra 2-page spread. Don’t forget your logo, too — we’ll put it on the front cover, back cover, or anywhere you choose.
Finally, you will need to gather the text information for the calendar. This includes captions for images, text or other info for the back cover or the extra 2-page spread, and custom date text (text to mark special events within the calendar grid).
If you have a large number of custom dates, click here
to download a spreadsheet so that you can enter them in before you place your order.
2When you have everything ready, choose a calendar style and place your order online using the “Order Now!” button for your calendar.
Once you have entered in the billing and shipping information, there will be a button that says “Continue to Photo Upload.” Click through and you will be able to upload the logo and images for the covers and for each month.
For wall calendars, you will first see a long list of holidays that you can choose for your calendar. Then you will have the opportunity to enter in custom date text. You can enter as many custom dates online as you need, but if you have more than about 20 dates, you will find it easier to enter the dates offline using the spreadsheet available in column 1.
After you have completed the photo upload and confirmed the order, you wil receive a confirmation e-mail. If you have any advertising, extra images, extra text, or special instructions, please e-mail them to us by replying to the confirmation e-mail.
3Check your e-mail! Once we receive your complete order, we will begin working on the artwork. Usually in about three or four business days, we will e-mail you a link to your electronic proof.
If you have any questions about your calendar, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us. Likewise, if we have concerns about your order (maybe the resolution on one of your photos looks substandard, for example), we will contact you.
The proof e-mail that we send you will have a link to a web page showing the entire calendar. Please review it carefully and reply to your proof e-mail with any corrections. We will gladly make revisions and send a new proof as many times as necessary — we’re not happy until you are!
Once you have approved the online proof, we can send you a paper proof (this adds a few days to the turn-around time), or we can send your calendar straight to the press. Depending on the quantity, we will ship your calendars to you about four to seven business days after your final proof approval.