This listing is to add laser etched or silk screened artwork to a plain (smooth) leather guitar strap, and is intended to be used in conjunction with an order for the strap. and should only be ordered on its own if you've already purchased a strap that has not yet shipped, or you have shipped back to me--and in that case, please be sure to reference that in "note to seller".
Two options exist for adding artwork to a plain leather strap--laser etching (as is done for my Acoustic Needle logo) or silk screening. The images shown are on the distressed brown cowhide, and show a variety of fonts. Etching is a good option on nearly every leather, though is harder to see on black.
One image shows silk screening in silver ink and similar font laser etched, but many colors are available for silk screen ink, and ink can be applied over some of the patterned/layered leathers in some cases--or as shown in another image, printed on a "patch" that is then sewn onto the strap. But please inquire before ordering so I can confirm.
The artwork can be most file types, png, svg, pdf or jpeg, and 2 color is best, since etching is either etched area or unetched, and shading does not work on leather (so I'd convert it).
And if you want text, I am happy to work with you to find a font you like if you don't already have one selected.
The price includes a mock up or "proof"--a test print on the same leather as your strap will be, and once you have approved that and the placement/orientation, the strap will have the artwork applied, and if you want, I'll provide a photo of the finished strap for your approval prior to shipping, otherwise I'll ship directly if I feel it matches the proof & location agreed to.
The laser etching is $18 for a single set up that can be as long as 9" x approximately 2.25" (or adjusted with strap taper) anywhere on the strap. One image shows a recent order with a very long image--this was done in multiple set-ups, but can appear seamless!
The silk screening, single color only, and maximum 6" x 2.25" area.
If you want to have two separate images in different areas that exceeds the dimensions noted for each process, please make the Quantity 2.
What will also be key to identify is the location and orientation. Please refer to the image of the grey leather etched with the words, and my drawing to show how I define them for 1) "Lengthwise", 2) "Across" and 3) "Lengthwise Stacked". For #1, let me know if the person does not play right handed--want to make sure any text is right side up as they wear the strap! (image is in direction of a right handed player).
Usually I'll place artwork about "heart" level, between the player's shoulder and the guitar's shoulder so it's in the most visible area. But do let me know if you prefer a different location!
Please note that if you change your mind during the process to add or significantly alter the artwork, this may incur an additional fee, since this service is mostly labor, as well as cause the ship by date to move out.
If you decide to not proceed with putting the artwork onto the strap after the work has started, e.g. after the proof is sent & before your final approval, you may receive a partial refund.
SHIPPING: this listing should itself be "free" and not add any additional shipping charge on top of the shipping charge for the strap that you have ordered. To avoid confusion, I have only set options for priority, which is how the straps that "plain leather" are set up for priority shipping--so this should not increase the shipping fee, or allow you to drop to first class without prior communication with me.