The Ogden, Utah Project

The Client: Stacy and John, physics professors at Weber State University, commissioned these cards for personal use and as gifts. They live on a farm and love their town and the college where they work.

The Project: They wanted to highlight Stacy’s favorite place to ride her horse, a favorite spot on the campus, and two of the iconic sites in Ogden itself.

The Process: Because Stacy and John live in Ogden and I’ve never been to Ogden, this was done through photographs. John sent me photos of Stacy’s favorite place to ride her horse, the campus clock, and a number of iconic Ogden views. I learned that Ogden is a pretty place.

The Highlight: For me, the highlight was being able to capture what the clients wanted and to discover how full of color and light Ogden is.  John posted the cards on Facebook with the following: “Look everyone, it’s our town! Thank you Katherine Starkey! They are amazing!”

Signature Notecard Pricing:  Boxed Collections

STANDARD BOX details:

  • 4 designs, 8 notecards & envelopes included
  • 1 design, 8 notecards & envelops included with Christmas & Hanukkah cards
  • WHOLESALE price is $16.00/Box + Shipping. 10 Box Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $30.00/Box + Shipping

A DELUXE BOX includes:

  • 1, 4 or 6 designs, 12 notecards & envelopes included
  •  WHOLESALE price is $24.00/Box + Shipping. 10 Box Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $45.00/Box + Shipping

Signature Notecard Pricing:  Individual Cards

SHEATHED OR NAKED INDIVIDUAL NOTECARDS: Individual notecards arrive in clear sheaths to keep them pristine. Naked notecards come without the sheaths, but are boxed for protection. 

INDIVIDUAL SHEATHED NOTECARDS:

  • WHOLESALE price is $2.25/Sheathed Notecard + shipping. 48 Notecard Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $4.50/Sheathed Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

INDIVIDUAL NAKED NOTECARDS:

  • WHOLESALE price is $2.00/Notecard + Shipping. 48 Notecard Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $4.00/Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

 

 

There are 4 components to pricing your custom project:

  • Custom Design Creation. Factors affecting this include the number of desired designs, the design complexity, and needed preview designs.
  • Logo Placement if desired.
  • Quantity of Notecards Ordered. There is no minimum order size and you can re-order additional quantity of your design at any time.
  • The Cost of Card Materials. 

Costs, deposits, and deadlines are agreed upon before work begins.

To discuss your project, contact info@starkeycards.com.

Ordering  Signature Starkey Cards:

  • Scroll through the available Signature  Designs.
  • Make a note of which individual cards or which boxed collections you would like.
  • Email us at info@starkeycards.com. Ask questions if you have any.  If you'd prefer a phone call, let us know. If you know what you want, list individual card titles or collections.  We will send a confirmation before your order is printed.
  • Pay the PayPal invoice you receive and your cards will be shipped. I also take checks. Retail dealers may use direct deposit. 

Ordering Custom Design Cards:

  • Scroll through the available Custom  Design samples.
  • Email us at info@starkeycards.com.  Ask questions. If you'd prefer a phone call, let us know.
  • Katherine will contact you to discuss the design, costs, and timing.
  • You'll get a chance to review all cards before printing.
  • A deposit will be required.
  • Pay the PayPal invoice or opt for a check payment and your cards will be shipped.

 

In creating Starkey Cards, we  learned about business plans, business models, and mission statements. But the truth is that we focused on the paper. The images would not look like woodcut prints without rich and thick paper. 

In addition to the rich quality of the paper, we wanted our notecards to be American made and renewable and unique in shape and acid free. We found it.

  • The card stock, envelopes, and business cards are all American made and hail from California, the Carolinas, and Rhode Island.
  • The card stock is heavy.  It weighs 220 grams per square meter. That’s a lot.
  • All the paper is 100% renewable cotton. The business cards are made from old t-Shirts and that tickles me.
  • The notecards are square and not the usual rectangles. Each card is a 5.25 inch square.
  • The card stock is archival and acid free.  The notecards are done on museum quality paper that will last.  The images will endure. You could frame them.