Prices for Custom Calligraphy Services
The prices for custom calligraphy varies by each piece. There are many moving parts to determine the prices! Much of it depends on the length of the text, but that’s not the sole consideration. I know that many people intend to frame their own artwork, and would like the text to fit in a standard size frame. Unfortunately, I cannot always make your finished quote fit into a standard size. Calligraphy has to find its own dimensions. For a better understanding of choosing your custom calligraphy dimenions visit our Custom Sizing Page so you can why.
Minimum Fee & Text Size
Although you may have a very short quote, the price will not be below $125, which is my minimum fee. And sometimes a piece with fewer words can cost more than a longer text. That’s because there’s more design element with a short quote.
I don’t specifically use a word/line count to determine a price. However, the price may be close to $1 per word. But other consideration in pricing is the number of lines of text and Photoshop Magic design work time necessary. These are considerations in determining a final price for your custom calligraphy.
Large Pieces & Digital Media
If you are choosing a photograph from existing pictures, there’s no extra charge. But if you are choosing a new photograph from Stockfresh there’s a charge for using the photo, dependent on the size necessary to accompany the calligraphy.
Very large pieces necessitate more time, and have an additional charge. Smaller pieces are the same price for the calligraphy, although printing charges are lower.
I do my best to offer options that will reduce the price on very long texts. One option is to create the text in an appropriate computer font, add personalization, titles or other parts of the text in hand calligraphy, and then use the photograph of your choice. The only additional charge is for printing and shipping.
Surfaces & Texture
I’m very happy to offer wonderful options for printing on a variety of surfaces. These options will deliver the calligraphy to you ready to hang. You will not have to take the paper print and have it professionally framed, which can often cost more than the price of the calligraphy! The prices are reasonable, and again based on the final size of the calligraphy design.
Do check out these alternatives (see pictures). Prices start at about $45 (for 8x10 size) and go up according to size.