I wanted to bring people up to speed on what's happening with the Charlie Cramer print sale that ended last Friday.
Before the sale started, Charlie and I figured it was a safe guess we'd sell at least 100, so Charlie laid in supplies for that many orders, and he got a good drop on the printing before the sale was even announced—I think he had more than 50 done before the very first order was placed. So he was able to ship the first orders almost immediately, and the next 50 shortly thereafter. So some people have actually already received their prints.
As it happened, the sale was more popular than either of us guessed. I still have not got the accounting all done—working on it—but the total number of prints sold will end up well north of 350. So right now we're in a bit of a lull while Charlie orders reinforcements—more shipping boxes, cardboard, print envelopes, interleaving sheets, and of course, his new favorite paper, Canson Platine. The first 100 are all shipped, and Charlie will resume shipments as the new supplies arrive over the next two weeks.
We're promising delivery in six weeks from the end of the sale, which means that, if you ordered from anywhere in the world, you ought to have your print by April 2nd. If you haven't got it by then, don't worry—please just be in touch. We'll be sure to keep a few extras in reserve to send out as replacements if need be. (In past sales we've lost anywhere from none to four packages, if memory serves, although two of those four eventually did turn up.) So you will absolutely get your print(s) even if some mail or shipping service somewhere slips up.
And if you haven't gotten an acknowledgement of your order, don't worry about that either—we are learning how to do this, and things went very smoothly this time, but one thing I forgot to set up was the automatic acknowledgment of receipt of payment. Sorry about that. (I needed to leave room to improve for next time, I guess.)
So please be patient. Charlie's a fast worker, and very conscientious, but fine prints in this volume are a lot of work to produce and package, believe me.
Oh, and when I get the final numbers, I'll report them here.
If anyone has any questions you can leave a comment. (If you happen to have received your order already, we wouldn't mind hearing what you think.) And thanks again to everyone!
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