FAQs

Stock Orders refers to merchandise ordered through our online retail store that we have printed and stocked on an ongoing basis (such as Beto for President yard signs, Bernie Sanders t-shirts, etc.)

Custom Orders refers to made-to-order merchandise and must be ordered through a sales rep.

ORDER INFORMATION

Custom merchandise cannot be placed through our website. If you want something customized please fill out our Contact Form or call us at 866.313.1512.

We try our best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.  

Most stock orders will ship the following business day. If a product is currently back-ordered it will say so on the product page. This applies to stock items only. We use UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service for stock orders. Orders that qualify for Free Shipping will be shipped the most economical way possible. Please allow 2 - 5 business days for transit. We do offer expedited shipping. If you need your products sooner please choose an expedited shipping method during checkout. Because all of our merchandise is sent factory direct, The Blue Deal is not responsible for orders that are lost or delayed by common carrier. We will provide you with tracking numbers so you can check on your order as it is in transit.

Custom products have a specific production time and shipping is decided on a case by case bases. For custom orders you will receive a customer acknowledgement detailing this information. Weekends do not count as transit time for UPS.

All cancelled orders are subject to a minimum cancellation fee of $45 provided production has not begun. No cancellations permitted after production has begun. No refunds are issued for logo and graphic design services. Returned checks are subject to a $35 fee. This applies to orders for custom products only.

We appreciate your business and want you to be satisfied with your order. We accept returns for stock orders only. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return the item within 14 days of receiving it for exchange or refund. The return period begins the date you receive the order. Please fill out our contact form or call us at 866.313.1512 for authorization and the correct return address. Refunds are usually processed within two business days after a product return has been received.

ARTWORK

The preferred file format is a print-ready PDF.

Graphics (this would be your campaign logo and any illustrations): Vector (outline) art. Text, logos, borders, etc. should be created in a drawing/layout program such as Illustrator or InDesign. Convert all text to paths, curves or outlines. Use proper color code (CMYK not RGB.) Save as a PDF, EPS, or AI file.

Images (photographs): Hi-res photos: 300 dpi CMYK & grayscale. No RGB/72 dpi graphics. For best print quality, images must have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher at final print size. Resolution cannot simply be increased in the program if working from a low resolution file. This just spreads the original pixel information across a greater number of pixels and does not improve image quality. Most internet images are a low resolution of 72 dpi. We CAN print low resolution images but CAN'T guarantee the quality. Anything lower than 300 dpi may end up looking pixelated and blurry. Scanned images cannot be manipulated. Save as PSD or TIFF format. If sending a Photoshop file, leave the art in layers (do not flatten or merge layers).

Artwork that needs to be recreated will incur a fee and may delay production time. Artwork can be confusing and we will always inform you if we receive the wrong file type and allow you to submit a revised file format should you have one.

No worries! Our graphic design team will be more than happy to assist you in creating a high quality logo/design for your promotional needs.

Recreating a logo in the correct format for printing will incur a flat fee of $35.

Design services for literature such as palm cards, brochures, door hangers, etc. require a $45 deposit and are then billed at $30/hour.

Offset printing: Process graphics must be in CMYK and not RGB or PMS. We are not responsible for color shifts that may occur when PMS colors in files or RGB files are converted to CMYK. Refer to the Pantone® 4-Color Process Guide and Pantone® Color Bridge for assistance with process color builds. Never rely on color monitors for accurate color representation.

Digital printing: Digital printing is more cost effective on smaller quantities and has shorter turn-around times. It also gives you the opportunity to print variable text or images. Since digital printing simulates PMS colors using four color process toner based inks, color matching to the Pantone® Matching System is less accurate. Large solid areas and screen tints produce better on an offset press. Digital printing will not match offset printing.

We make every effort to match PMS colors when specified. However, we cannot guarantee exact color matching on all items. Please refer to the Pantone Color Guide and specify PMS colors to be used on your order. PMS color matches may incur extra charges and will be specified on your purchase order. Standard imprint colors are not the same for each product. Refer to the product description for standard colors. 

Lucky for you we do not count white as a color on most items so, for example, a red and white imprint would only be priced out as 1-color.