It is important to understand that not every print job should be considered for overseas printing. Overseas printing is not well-suited for: - Projects requiring less than a 9 week turnaround or short print-run projects (Under 500 hardcover books, 5,000 paperback books.)
How long will an overseas printing job take from start to finish?
Press proofs typically will take 15-21 days to arrive for your approval. Once we receive your approval of the press proofs, the printing, binding, finishing, hands-on labor, and packaging can all be done within 4 weeks. Ocean freight will take approximately 14 days and rush delivery by air will take 3-5 days. Customs clearance and delivery to specified addresses take an extra 4-6 days. On many occasions partial air-shipments have been included into rush projects. Fulfillment of an initial shipment would include either shipping from our overseas factories via air freight or through DHL.
Is there a minimum order for overseas printing?
500 hardcover books or 5,000 paperback books. Usually jobs that require more hands-on labor(spiral & double wire-o binding, custom cutting & finishing, etc...) save the most with overseas printing due to inexpensive labor costs; regardless of the quantities.
Can Fontaine Press deliver the job to a destination I specify?
We offer door-to-door service - we look after all taxes, legal documents and fulfill all customs forms and legalities. Or, if you are on a tight budget, you can pick up from a our depot at all capital cities.