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Align's 2017 Holiday Deadlines

Align Album Design 2017 Holiday Deadlines

photo by Jamie Zanotti 
'Tis the season for all things cozy, yuletide cheer....and the mad dash to get everything done before HOLIDAY DEADLINES! Aren't you happy you're a photographer right about now? :) 
Your clients know that albums make amazing Christmas gifts, but do they know how long the album creation process takes? We want to help YOU help THEM have their albums in hand by the holidays, so we wanted to share a refresher on our design turnaround times and announce our holiday print deadlines. 
Turnaround times for DESIGNS:  
Initial designs - Within 4 business days of receiving your order form, deposit, and images  
Revision requests - 2 business days after we've received the comments and any additional images or clarifications needed 
Final file delivery - 1 business day after the album has been approved AND the final balance has been paid** 
Our business days are Monday through Friday except for the following holidays: 
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 
Christmas - Friday, December 22 through Monday, December 25, 2017 
New Years - Monday, January 1, 2018 
Deadlines for PRINTING: 
If you'll also be printing through Align Legacy Books and wish to receive your album in the mail by December 23, 2017, you must send your album to print (i.e. fill out the custom Print Confirmation order form we email you after the design service is paid for) by the following dates: 
Sunday, November 26** for standard production turnaround times 
Thursday, December 7** for rush production turnaround times (extra $75) 
Also note that our production facility will focused on rush orders throughout December and then closed for the holidays. So any NON-rush orders placed in December may not be started until January 2nd, making the estimated ship date January 25th (at the very latest). 
**Important Advice Due to the back-and-forth nature of invoicing, please plan for about 48 hours in between when your design is approved and when you will receive your final files (if you are printing elsewhere) or the link to your custom Print Confirmation order form (if you're printing with us). To skip the invoicing steps and speed up the process, you can:
-Authorize us to automatically charge your saved credit card (find this setting at the bottom your Edit Profile page). 
-Or pre-purchase Align Credit (in any amount) on your Account Balance page which will be automatically applied to your balance.
We're SO excited to help you serve your clients well this holiday season!
Blog post written by: Denise
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