Band Today Props Information
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREMIER AND BASIC PACKAGES?
The Basic Package includes Joints, NEW and improved set of Clear and Corner Clamps, Galvanized Steel Wheel Frames WITH wheels for Movable props, and Blueprints with detailed instructions including cutting lengths to have your pipe sourced locally. The Premier Package includes everything in the Basic Package PLUS cut-to-size pipe with snap buttons.
WHERE CAN I FIND STOCK PHOTOS?
Band Today is able to provide you with high resolution stock photos from Dreamstime.com and Pixabay.com through our account. The best way is to browse images through YOU Design using our templates. If you want to use another stock image supplier we ask that you license and download the image yourself. You can then share the image with your designer. We do not recommend using images found on search engines because of low resolution quality and potential copyright infringements.
WHAT IS GRAPHIC SUPPORT? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We have a team of skilled designers ready to help ensure your artwork is not only beautiful, but print-ready. Whether you have specific ideas or no ideas we can help you get started. There is a fee for this service. The cost will depend on the size of your order and how many revisions you will need. Design fees generally vary from $35-$300. Design fees are included in most estimates.
I MADE MY OWN ARTWORK, CAN I JUST USE THAT?
YES! Go to our YOU design studio and under "images" on the left, choose "Upload". Our graphic department will review your image to be sure it will print well and we might recommend a different image if there isn’t enough resolution. Copyright research is the responsibility of the customer.
HOW CAN I PURCHASE THE PIPE MYSELF?
Our Basic packages require customers to purchase pipe locally. You can save money this way. Our props are designed to use 1.315 galvanized top rail pipe available are your local hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot. We provide detailed instructions including number of pieces of pipe needed to purchase and cutting lengths for all of our basic packages. Premier Packages include cut to size pipe.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FABRIC AND VINYL?
Once you have chosen your design, you will need to choose whether to have it printed on Vinyl, Blocker Fabric Mesh, or Fabric. Fabric makes colors “POP” for a much richer presentation. Fabrics will not bleed, and is machine washable. If you can afford the extra cost, it’s well worth it. Vinyl is more cost-efficient and is used by bands all over the country.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PROPS?
Once you finalize a design, you’re two weeks out from having your props in hand! If you’re using our designers for Custom Design, most customers receive their first draft within 24 hours Monday-Friday. If you use our YOU Design studio, your draft is considered “approved” once you send it to us. Let us know if you are trying to meet a deadline and we will do our best to accommodate you.
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
Props and printed large format media are heavy. Shipping is $25.00 minimum or approximately 15% of total order.
WHAT ARE CLEAR CLAMPS?
Clear Clamps and Corner Clamps are exclusively provided by Band Today! We recently improved the design for better durability. These nifty little clamps secure your printed media to your frame without hassle! They fit perfectly and can twist to provide a smooth and wrinkle-free fit. Our frame systems include Clear Clamps. Contact us if you would like to order more.
PAYMENT METHODS AND ORDERING
We accept Official School Purchase Orders, PayPal, Credit Cards and Checks.
ART SUBMISSION TERMS & CONDITIONS
Most images which have been downloaded from the internet are not of a sufficient resolution for print and could potentially infringe on copyright laws. For this reason we recommend properly licensed stock photos from Dreamstime.com. Responsibility for copyright research for images downloaded from the internet fall upon the customer. Clients assume all copyright responsibility when supplying their own art files for printing.
Band Today has a corporate account with Dreamstime and Pixabay. We can use stock photos from these sources at no additional charge to you. If you prefer a stock photo from a different source, you may license and download the image of your choice and share it with your designer.
All images submitted for print will be converted to CMYK color mode. Your final proofs will be in CMYK, please note royal blue and neon colors are the most difficult to duplicate in CMYK. We do offer neon inks for solid color props, but you must specify that you want the ink to be neon. When color fidelity is critical, Band Today recommends that you order a proof before final approval of your artwork. Band Today will not be held responsible for color matching if a sample proof is not ordered before final approval. Colors may vary from computer monitor to print. Therefore, the best way to insure a color match is through the approval of a sample proof.
You Design artwork is not considered Print Ready and art fees may apply. Custom designs are billed by the hour.