is Nautical Stationery?
Stationery is a distinguished line of stationery products developed
for people who have a passion for everything nautical. Whether
you have a career in the nautical industry, own a water vessel
or simply live near the shore, we can design your custom
stationery products featuring authentic NOAA charts of your
homeport. Nautical Stationery offers Captain's Cards, memo
pads, greeting cards, postcards, holiday cards and
invitation packages for weddings and special ocassions. For
a complete description of our product line, visit our Product
Description page. To view sample charts and designs, visit
our Design Gallery.
has received permission from the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Association to use their charts for design & printing
purposes. Although we may not have every NOAA chart for inland
waterways, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We
also will print your logo or graphic on your stationery when
you provide it to us in a high resolution digital format.
What is NauticaLyn Designs?
NauticaLyn Designs is a by-product of Nautical Stationery.
When our creative director decided to expand the product line
beyond stationery, we decided the reference to "stationery"
was not all that appropriate. Therefore, NauticaLyn Designs was
born! NauticaLyn Designs products include coffee mugs, mouse
pads, t-shirts (long & short sleeve), coasters, drink coozies
and the beautiful satin neck pillows. Check out NauticaLyn Designs
products in the Design
is a Captain's Card?
Stationery Captain's Card (AKA Boat Card) is similar to a business
or Social card except we offer the option to print it
on a durable and waterproof synthetic material. Furthermore,
the custom card design features your choice of NOAA chart backgrounds
printed on a standard 3 1/2" x 2" format with a title
and your personalized information. The bold title can be the
name of your boat, business, beach house or family. The contact
information can include your name, address, telephone numbers,
club memberships, GPS coordinates, hailing port, web site,
e-mail address and even your dog's name! (Please don't forget
to include your wife's name!) Icons can be added to represent,
among others, your water-vessel-of-choice, yacht club burgee
or membership logo. If your contact
information list is more than a fathom long, we offer double-sided
These uniquely designed cards are sure to leave a lasting impression
on whoever you share them with.
if I'm not a captain and the only boat I own is a gravy boat?
Am I eligible to have a Captain's Card?
You don't need to be a captain or own a boat to have a Captain's
Card. You merely need friends, family or colleagues that you
want to share your contact information with. Your memorable
card will be easy to locate in a pile of business cards on
you design my card with my homeport's chart?
Of course that
depends where your homeport is! If you are located on one of
the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain or any US Coastal region,
then yes, we most likely have the NOAA chart available to
design your stationery or card. Many of our designs are based
on large bodies of water and we can add a star to identify
your home port. Visit our Design
Gallery to view our chart
Please let us know what boundaries you want to include
on your stationery or card. Custom fees may apply for specific
ports, bays or harbors.
don't see the font on your list that matches my boat's stern.
Can we match it?
Most of the time, yes. We have several fonts available to us,
and it's difficult to list them all. (Visit the Design
Gallery for our suggested fonts.) We ask that you fax or e-mail us
a photo of it or locate it's likeness on the Internet. There
are several sites on the Internet that create graphics for
your vessel, such as Boatus.com.
Please point us in the right direction to save us time & you
you include my [specify
on my stationery?
(i.e. yacht club burgee, membership logo, cruise route,
boat, lighthouse, fishing reel, dog, etc.)
Yes, we can include the image but we first must obtain
a digital copy and sometimes permission to print it. Many
associations will send a digital image to the Nautical Stationery
design team upon request and usually on behalf of a "member
in good standing".
We ask the client to either provide a digital image or lead
us in the direction to easily obtain it. If we cannot obtain
a reasonable graphic for printing purposes, we may have to
recreate it and charge a design fee.
you want to include the route of your event's cruise,
we can add a dashed line similar to the shipping line graphics.
If you prefer an image of your boat, we will need a digital
copy of it in order to create it or select from one of several
icons we offer. If you want a silhouette of your dogs, let
us know...we've done that before too! Depending on the time
involved in adding the image to your card/stationery and the
size of your order, custom fees may apply.
personally think the charts are too busy looking, but I love
the color scheme. Is there a more simple design that you
Our designs are based on the graphics illustrated on NOAA
charts. Yes, some are busier than others and may compete with
your contact information. To get around that, we change the
opacity of the chart to create a faint watermark design and
attempt to position the copy in clear spaces. We will work
with you to get the design right.
interested in an application featuring your nautical chart
designs that you don't have listed. Can you design and produce
Nautical Stationery is constantly adding new products for our
customers. Please contact
us with your inquiry and we will determine if we can
fulfill your request. Please visit our Design
view our many options.
if I'm not satisfied with the design?
Nautical Stationery prides itself in customer satisfaction.
And we have the letters to prove it! Our Creative Director
will work with you until you are completely satisfied with
your design and order.
We understand that many of our clients are private individuals.
Nautical Stationery has great respect for your privacy and
will not share your personal information with anyone without
your written (or electronic) permission. This information will
only be used by Nautical Stationery staff to fulfill your order.
love Nautical Stationery designs! How do I place an order?
That's easy! Simply...
Determine what product(s)
you would like us to design for you from our Product
Description page or Design
Select the Order Form for that particular item at the
bottom of each page and you will be redirected to its design/order
Complete the product's
design form, including all pertinent information and click
on the Submit button. The more specific & complete
the information you provide, the more accurate we can
be with your proof & quote.
You will then be directed
to our secured Payment Page. We accept checks mailed to
us or credit cards. If you prefer to pay with credit,
simply complete the Payment page and submit your information.
We will process the payment the day we mail your order.
Once submitted, a
Nautical Stationery Representative will respond to your
request within 24-48 hours via e-mail with a preliminary
proof, approval form, quote and payment information.
Upon receiving your
approval and payment, we will print your order.
payment methods do you accept?
We accept process using PayPal. We also accept personal
check or money order mailed to:
Nautical Stationery & Designs
14679 Lakeshore Rd.
Kent, NY 14477
is your Payment Plan?
When you provide payment, we ship your order. For custom
orders, we require your credit card information after you
receive your samples. We will not process payment until the
order is ready to ship. If you cancel your order after final
approval has been received, we will charge your account $75
for design fees.
Why doesn't your website
include a shopping cart where I can place an order & pay
are wonderful tools for ordering stock items. However, since
Nautical Stationery specializes in custom designs, we prefer
a more personal and flexible approach to conduct our business.
can I expect to receive my order?
After we receive your approval and payment, we begin processing
the order. You can expect to receive your order within 5-10
days from that time. If, however, you require a faster
turnaround time, you can opt to have them shipped overnight
and receive your order sooner.
By all means, please indicate on the design form if you need
your order by a certain date. Additional fees may be required
for rush orders (less than 1 week.)
want to purchase Nautical Stationery as a gift, but not sure
of the recipient's personal information. What do you recommend?
Complete the Design/Order form for the product that you
would like to give as a gift and check the Gift Certificate
box. Our design team can design & print samples based on
guess" and send them to either you or the recipient along
with a Gift Certificate/Order Form. That way, the recipient
can insure the contact information is to his/her specification.
Payment is required prior to sending the samples and certificate.
you offer discounts?
discounts for 5 or more will receive a 10% discount and
custom fees will be waived. This applies to yacht clubs, family
members, businesses and sailing crews to name a few. Requirements
to receive the multiple order discount are:
be for the same product (i.e. captain's cards, greeting cards)
have same background graphics
have same icons
of 5 orders to be placed initially. After the initial order,
additional orders will receive the discount as well.
Repeat Customers will receive 10% off of reprints of
the product from a previous order. Minor copy changes will
be edited at no additional costs.
you have a question not presented here?
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