The skinny on Cranky Bucks.
Please read the following information when planning to order Cranky Bucks gift certificates. The old crank wants everybody to be happy!
Cranky Bucks Basics
Cranky Bucks come in four denominations, $10, $50, $100 and $250. You let us know how much you want to spend and we will bundle up that amount and send it to you or directly to the person receiving the gift.
Of course, letterpress printing production costs vary depending on the scope of the project. If you like, we can help you figure out the amount that is needed for a certain type of project that you have in mind.
For example, say you would like your gift to cover the cost of simple single-color letterpress printing of 250 business cards on a cotton stock. We will calculate and let you know the price of that type of project before you purchase the Cranky Bucks.
Alternatively, you can decide to order a specific amount of Cranky Bucks, $100 worth for example. We can do this. The gift recipient can then use this amount towards the cost of their letterpress production and pay the balance of the cost themselves. See more details on using Cranky Bucks below.
Email us or phone 330-337-3341 to discuss your gift idea.
Included in the package.
The Cranky Bucks notes themselves are meticulously designed and letterpress printed pieces. The fussy old printer likes to do a good job on everything!
When the person who receives the Cranky Bucks is ready to cash them in, they can keep notes as letterpress print examples. Each note has a unique serial number and only this number (not the actual notes) are needed to redeem towards the custom letterpress printing job.
A gift card will be included at the back of the banded bundle of notes. There are two versions of the gift card to choose from.
The first version (shown above) is intended for when the Cranky Bucks will be mailed to you, the gift giver, and you plan to present the notes to the lucky recipient yourself.
The second version (also shown above) is for when we will be sending the Cranky Bucks directly to the recipient. Just let us know your name as you would like it to appear on the card and we will scribble it in!
For custom letterpress printing only.
Cranky Bucks can only be used towards Cranky Pressman custom letterpress printing services. These include normal services which can be produced in our shop.
The person redeeming the notes will need to supply all finished design and artwork files needed to complete the letterpress printing project.
The notes cannot be used for any design work, artwork services, typesetting services, physical products or outside services such as lithography printing.
How to use the Cranky Bucks.
When preparing to use note(s), the customer should contact Cranky Pressman via email or telephone with the complete production specifications of the project. Cranky Pressman will supply a normal quotation for the project with the value of the note(s) being redeemed shown as a credit.
The customer is responsible for the entire cost of the project and shipping, as quoted, minus the value of the note(s) being redeemed.
The customer must include the serial number imprinted on the front of the note(s) being redeemed when submitting the quote request.
Normal turnaround time for production is 10 to 12 working days from receipt of any payment due and the finished artwork files. Customer will be advised in advance if the project requires more production time than normal.
If the quoted total price for the project is more than the value of the note(s) being redeemed, a PayPal invoice will be emailed to the customer for the additional cost of the project before the production will begin. Any balance due can be paid with a PayPal account or credit card.
The customer is responsible for supplying finished design and digital artwork files from which the printing plates will be made.
Cranky Bucks notes are non-transferable and have no redeemable cash value.