Last year a customer approached me and asked me to create a Wedding Program Fan.. I said, “a what?”. I did a little research and found what I thought to be a great idea. “Sure, I can do that” Little did I know this would soon become the bane of my existence. I did not put a lot of thought into how to put them together or the best way to print them. WOW did that take a long time. The first set of 50 took me almost 2 days to make. I made them on a letterpress by hand, die cut them and glued them together with a very small paint brush.. – Do the math.. starving children in sweatshops were probably making more per hour. I had posted these on my Etsy Shop and not too long after got another request for them. I started to dread people asking for them.
One year later I now have in house : conventional printing, die cutting and a professional gluing machine. I can now make and assemble 100 in about half a day. I am always amazed at how beautiful these look when finished.
THE WEDDING PROGRAM FANS
By default the fan portion is 5×7 inches and die cut with rounded corners
• Die cutting insures each side is exactly the same size and allows for the colours to bleed off the edge of the page.
• I can make any shape or size but will probably need to have a special die made if I do not already have it ( $100 – $200 )
• The handles are straight and 6″ in length. I do have curvy handles, and can get other shapes.
• I have a lot of practice putting these together and am pretty good at it, there can still be a slight overlap from front to back.
My pricing is VERY competitive because everything is done in house. You can purchase the fans assembled or unassembled.
$3.25 each with a plain handle
$4.25 each with a printed handle – one colour
$5.25 each with a printed handle – two colours ( printing is only available on the straight handles )
$2.00 each with a plain handle
$3.00 each with a printed handle – one colour
$4.00 each with a printed handle – two colours ( printing is only available on the straight handles )
I will send you a guide to fill out ( word or pages doc ), from this I will design your fan. We go back and forth until you are happy – easy peasy!