General Info

American Artisan wants nothing short of you and your client’s total satisfaction and we pride ourselves on being second to none when it comes to our products and services (see testimonials). We also value your feedback - whether it’s good or bad - for that's the only way we'll ever know if we're doing our job well.

Our Policies


For best results we require “Process Ready” Art which means in order of preference:

 - PC Vector formatted files such as .eps, .ai or .cdr – preferably Black & White, or Grayscale. Please save fonts as curves or outlines before sending vector artwork to avoid possible distortion or substitution of fonts. Also please FAX a composite reference copy for us to cross check for accuracy

 - 300 dpi or higher bmp, jpg and TIFF files – preferably Black & White, or Grayscale relatively close e.g. +/- 10%, to the size intended to be imprinted.

 - Camera Ready STAT/Smooth art - preferably Black & White or Grayscale
Digital Art may be emailed or submitted on CD or DVD Disks, or memory stick and must include art contact’s name, phone and email address, and reference the PO Number (which should be emailed or Faxed with or before the artwork is submitted unless otherwise agreed).

If the artwork does not meet the above requirements and needs to be edited/reworked or created/recreated, you may incur extra charges @ $75 (G)/Hour (after the first half hour which is free) and you will be requested to approve any additional charges BEFORE the work begins.


American Artisan reserves the right to reject any content that may violate copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of any third party, or that may be obscene or offensive. Customer indemnifies and holds American Artisan harmless from any damage, loss or expense arising from or related to Customer's content.


“Paper” Proofs are normally completed within 24 hours of receiving artwork and included in the Setup Fee. Proofs will be emailed in PDF Format for quick/easy review and approval. Paper proofs must be approved via return email or Fax before we will start working on an order.


 - Laser Engrave $50 (G) 5-7 Workdays unless otherwise noted at time of order

 - Silk Screen $50 (G) 5-7 Workdays unless otherwise noted at time of order

 - Deboss/Hot Branding $99.99 (G) 25-30 Workdays unless otherwise noted at time of order

 - 4 Color Sublimation $50 (G) 10-15 Workdays unless otherwise noted at time of order.


Preproduction Samples cost $25 (G) plus of course the cost of the item and Set-Up Charge; though 50% of the Sample Charge is credited towards approved/confirmed orders. As a far quicker & no cost option we offer emailed or texted photos of 1st off of the line production samples for sign off before continuing to finish an order. PO and pre-approved paper proof required.


$4.50 (G)/line of up to 16 Characters

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING (Collectibles and “Raffle Numbers”):

Depends on the item - call for quote


We recognize that some orders must be completed and shipped sooner than our normal lead times and we will do our best to meet any special time requirements. Rush charge will vary from $25 (G) to $50 (G) depending on the product, order quantity and amount of time we have to complete and ship the order. Oftentimes that's far lower than the cost of expedited/air shipping. Please call ahead to discuss your options if you think your order may need to be Rushed.


We ship most orders UPS Ground (or LTL where it will save money for larger orders). Freight will be added to invoices unless otherwise agreed. $7.50 Service Fee is added to shipments on customer or 3rd party accounts, other than for free samples.


$4.50 (G)/Address (after the first address).


Prices are FOB Factory located in Bend OR, unless otherwise noted when order is placed.


Every effort is made to ship the exact quantity ordered however for imprinted Utensils and OptiCloths we reserve the right to ship and bill up to 5% over or under the quantity ordered.


Call for details.


See product listings or call for details.


All charges incurred before cancellations must be paid.


Must be made within 30 days of receipt of shipment. We warranty our products and will repair or replace any which are either defective or on which we are responsible for an imprint error.

TERMS: First and Special Product Orders to be prepaid or secured by deposit or credit card provided. Terms offered to qualifying customers upon receipt of acceptable credit references and ratings.

WEB & CATALOG PHOTOS: American Artisan does not offer for resale any product displayed in this catalog with the corporate logo or image shown. These are illustrated merely to demonstrate each product’s use and method of imprinting and do not imply any endorsement.


AMERICAN ARTISAN does not sell direct to the public. Our products are available through Promotional Product and Advertising Specialty Distributors/Dealers, Gourmet & Gift stores, mail order and web based catalogs and other wholesalers and retailers. The purpose of this web site is to provide information on our products & services, and to enable interested parties to inquire where they might be