We love to create custom designs! Please click below on the item(s) of interest for custom artwork. If a custom design fee is not in your budget, please click here for our "DYO: design your own" options for all products that will allow you to choose your own colors, motif and fonts. Please shop around our site - we are always adding new designs! 

birthday parties | showers | engagement parties | bachelorettes | & more



weddings | special events | corporate events | branding


letterpress invitations | birth announcements | save the dates | custom paper




The custom design deposit for party essentials (cups, napkins, koozies, etc.) to coordinate with a party's theme or colors is $20. This includes one (1) initial concept based on design direction, and one (1) revision.

Design deposits act as a placeholder for your custom design. This allows us to begin designing. Any custom designs created for you can be re-ordered at any time without incurring any additional design fees, of course!

For very special events and weddings, please click through to fill out our inquiry form. We will create a custom design package for you, which includes an initial phone call to get started.


Orders will only be printed with proof approval and a completed invoice to place the order.

We will carefully proofread all items during the design phase, but the final inspection of all spelling, details and information is the client's responsibility. If the proofing process runs past the suggested order date given at consultation, the ship date will change accordingly. If rush fees are required, this will be an additional cost.

Proofs are all created in CMYK/PMS colors, but colors can vary between color computer screens. An actual sample of almost all items (excluding letterpress orders) can be ordered starting at $40/item and take about 2 weeks.

Orders cannot be cancelled after proof approval has been given; Orders cancelled after proofs have been provided will only incur the design fees. 


Most items are shipped UPS or FedEx Ground. The tracking number will be issued once the items are in the hands of the carrier. At that point, the customer assumes responsibility and all shipping times and terms are subject to the respective carrier.


Assembly, mailing, stuffing, stamping and postage weight/costs for invitations, save the dates and birth announcements are the Client's responsibility. 

Letterpress and foil stamping are artisan processes completed by hand. Ink colors may vary slightly between print runs and can differ among samples.

The turnaround time for letterpress printing is 3-4 weeks from proof approval. A guaranteed completion date cannot be given without a rush fee (order ships 7 days from proof approval with a +50% rush fee.)

All custom artwork created is property of The Essential Market, LLC and should not be modified or reproduced without consent.