Turnaround Times

Being an e-commerce business with no brick and mortar retail store at this time, we ask that you please place your order by using our secure online shop. We consider orders placed once the transaction has been completed online, or the e-invoice has been completed.

The below timelines are for products purchased through our website. Order inquiries placed via email will take additional time.


Custom Designs:

After placing your custom design request, we typically provide an initial proof within five (5) business days (or less!)



If a proof is requested, you will receive an electronic proof from proofs@theessentialmkt.com within 1-2 business days of placing your order. Please note, this adds to the turnaround times below.


Production (after proof approval):

cups, napkins, koozies

ships 7-10 business days (full-color prints ready to ship in 15 business days)

letterpress & foil stamp printing
(gift tags, stationery, invitations, birth announcements)

ships in 20 business days

flat printing

ships in 7-10 business days

raised ink & embossed printing

ships in 7-10 business days

return address stamps ships in 7-10 business days


ships in 5 business days

playing cards

ships in 7-10 business days


Rush production options are available on almost all items for an additional fee. If you do not request a proof, your order will automatically begin production.



Standard shipping on all items is $10, with upgrade options available for selection at checkout. Delivery in Texas will typically be within 1-3 business days. If you have a specific delivery date, please include that with your order notes so we can be sure the appropriate rush options are chosen if necessary.