** Normal production is about 20-25 working days from proof approval **


Alumicolor® products are made from high quality extruded aluminum and are sold in art & drafting stores throughout the USA and Canada. Alumicolor® calibrations and product colors are Photo Anodized, an electro-chemical process that makes the imprint a part of the aluminum surface. This not only makes the imprint permanent and resistant to fading/rubbing off, it also gives all of our products an ultra-smooth edge for drawing straight, clean, “tick-free” lines. Alumicolor® products are made in El Salvador and distributed from the USA.

Art Requirements

Email art to sales@draftingsuppliesdew.com. Exact layout preferred, vector line drawing (no bitmaps please), all text converted to “Curves” or “Outlines”. Black & White art regardless of color of imprint; separated art if more than 1 color imprint.

No charge if electronic art to specifications is provided; one line of straight line type at no charge. Scanning and cleanup, additional typeset or other manipulation will be charged at $30.00/v per hour. Smallest printable type size is 6 pt. font. Colors in multi-color jobs can not be close or touching registration; a minimum of 1/16” is required for registration between colors.

File types accepted: Corel Draw version 17 or earlier, Adobe Illustrator CS5 or earlier, vector PDF or vector EPS files

Imprint Colors

Standard imprint colors on SILVER or GOLD products: Black, Relfex Blue, Process Blue, Fire Red, Dark Green

Imprint colors available on PURPLE, RED, BLUE, GREEN and BLACK products: Silver or Gold with matching calibrations

Imprint Charges

Exact art repeat orders within 2 years will not be charged set-up charges. All additional charges will apply. Repeated jobs after two years will require a new set-up charge.

$50.00 (v) Set-Up for one color, one location
$30.00 (v) Set-Up for additional color and/or location
$0.75 (v) Run charge for additional color and/or location
$30.00 (v) PMS Color match per color. Silk Screen process offers best match
$25.00 (v) Ink Change Charge
$75.00 (v) Preproduction Sample Charge plus setup and run charges.
$10.00 (v) Paper Proof Charge (for each proof after the first two)
$10.00 (v) Drop Ship Charge (per address after the first two)
$150.00 (v) Custom Calibrations
Minimum Order Quantity - 100 pieces

  • Cancellation policy: 10% of total order after art approval
  • Orders ship FOB Fort Collins CO 80524
  • Tubes for rectangular scales are $1.00 (v)/each (doesn’t apply to Pocket Scales – tube packaging is included)
  • Additional side imprints are available with Photo Anodized products only
  • Inquire for information about Custom Jobs or Self Promotions