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FAQ

Answers to extra-common questions


RETAIL + WHOLESALE

What kinds of retail products does Alaina sell? Readymade extras are always available in the Extras by Alaina Etsy shop – there you’ll find lettering + illustration art prints, greeting cards, + apparel (I’m lookin’ at you, Indoor Cats + Picnic Haters of the world!)

I’m interested in carrying your prints/cards in my cute shop! That makes me smile extra-wide! Please use the contact form to receive wholesale pricing + information.

Custom Artwork

Can Alaina create custom artwork? Alaina takes on a limited number of custom projects per quarter – please reach out via Etsy or Contact for pricing + availability.

Signage

Who provides the signage surface? Extras by Alaina provides cardstock for all signage 11×14 inches + smaller. All wood boards, mirrors, and chalkboards must be provided by the client.

What size board should I get? This depends on the length of text required for the project. Feel free to ask for a recommendation!

Does Extras by Alaina offer shipping for signage? Smaller paper signs can absolutely be shipped! At this time, larger wood/mirror/chalkboard signs are only available to clients within the Boston area.

How much will it cost? Each custom project is unique. Factors that affect pricing include: Size, text-length, number of revisions, rushed orders, and the use of the project (personal, commercial, licensing, etc.). Please also keep in mind that pricing is based on Alaina’s years of cultivated skill – many hours of disciplined self-teaching, a foundation of eight years of undergraduate + graduate level arts education, in addition to the hours it takes to complete each project.

Does Alaina have a minimum for custom projects? Alaina has an $100 minimum for all custom projects. Even one-word projects require multiple communications and time to process before the actual making begins – this minimum covers Alaina’s time in both office + studio.

Can you lower pricing just this one time? Work for free? Extras by Alaina prices are non-negotiable, and Alaina believes fiercely in compensating artists (and all people!) for their time. Alaina has spent years in + out of art school cultivating her artistic abilities in order to do this work, and her cats like to eat. She likes to eat, too. We thank you in advance for your understanding!

What forms of payment does Extras by Alaina accept? Alaina accepts payment via Etsy or Square.

Copyright

Extras by Alaina maintains the copyright to each work of calligraphy/artwork Alaina creates. Although custom work is created specifically for each client, Alaina reserves all rights even after artwork is delivered. All calligraphy projects and artworks are for personal use only, unless otherwise noted via a licensing agreement. That said, Alaina loves it when clients share images of her artwork on social media and asks only that she is tagged and credited for her work!