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In June, Stampin'Up is switching to a new print vendor in North America. We are excited about this new relationship and their high quality product offering!

Because of this transition, Stampin'Up needed to make a few changes to their product mix—including discontinuing some items, changing prices and options on a few carryover items, and introducing several items. These changes will also require Stampin'Up to temporarily shut off ordering starting on May 31. (They anticipate that ordering will be down for two weeks.)

Discontinuing Items

On May 30, the following items will be discontinued. If you are working on any of these project types or want to order additional copies of previously completed projects, you have seven days to place your orders before they are gone at 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

Item

Size

Reasoning

Linen Photobooks

11" x 8-1/2"

Our new printer doesn’t currently offer linen photobooks, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.

Leather Photobooks

5" x 5"

8" x 8"

11" x 8-1/2"

8-1/2" x 11"

12" x 12"

We’ve had low order quantities and would have incurred significant price increases to keep these.

Board Books*

8" x 8"

Our new printer doesn’t currently offer these, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.

Hard Cover Photobooks

5" x 5"

We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We will continue to offer a 5" x 5" Soft Cover Photobook at a competitive price.

Hard Cover Journals*

6-1/4" x 8-1/4"

We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. Instead, we decided to move to a Soft Cover Journal with two binding options.

Tags*

3-1/4" x 3-1/4"

2-1/2" x 4-1/4"

We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We suggest using new Project Life cards (see below) for tags.

*As you know, we have a variety of digital downloads with these specific project type templates. We are working on a fix in the software so that your previous projects will convert to a new project offering. For example, a  6-1/4" x 8-1/4" Hard Cover Journal project would convert to the new Soft Cover Journal. We’re working on fixes for the other discontinued project types.

Changes to Carryover Print Products

We worked with our new vendor where possible in order to keep costs low. Unfortunately, we need to make some small price and option changes to several of our carryover items. Watch for more information with all the new prices soon.

Item

Change

Reasoning

All Hard Cover
Photobooks

Black and white endsheet options only

Our new printer does not offer the same variety of endsheet options. We examined ordering trends and found that the majority of the books ordered had black or white endsheets, so we’ve decided to continue forward with those two options.

 

White fly sheet, same
as our Soft Cover
Photobooks

The vellum fly sheet would have caused an additional increase in the cost per book.

All Photobooks and Additional Pages

Price increases

There are increased manufacturing costs.

Individual Pages

Price increases

There are increased manufacturing costs.

 

Minimum order quantity
of 10

The majority of orders exceeded our previous minimum of five. Our prices would have increased even further if we kept the minimum at five, so we felt this was a good compromise.

Calendars

Price increases

There are increased manufacturing costs.

Cards

Printed on heavier
weight cardstock

Our new printer offers higher quality cardstock at a comparable price.

New Print Products

We are excited to introduce the following items soon:

Item

Size

Perfect Bound Soft Cover Journals

5-1/2" x 8-1/2", 80 double-sided lined pages

Spiral Bound Soft Cover Journals

5-1/2" x 8-1/2", 80 double-sided lined pages

Project Life Cards**

3" x 4" and 4" x 3"

4" x 4"

4" x 6" and 6" x 4"

 **Optional rounded corners for additional cost

 

Print Ordering Downtime

Watch for more information, prices, and pictures for these new items in the coming days and weeks. As you can imagine, this shift will require some work on the back end before we roll out the new products. We need to make changes in the software and get everything set up with our new printer which will require us to turn off print ordering. We anticipate that the changes will take us about two weeks, starting on May 31.

Again, if you are working on any discontinuing project types or will need an order during the downtime, please place your orders before 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

Call Us at (608) 237-7103 or e-mail us HERE!

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