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--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 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 $15 for a single set up that can be as long as 8" x approximately 2.25" (or adjusted with strap taper) anywhere on the strap.
The silk screening, single color only, is $20, 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 for 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.
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 will receive a partial refund.
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I only use your address for shipping, and only contact you regarding your order (usually per Etsy convo), or from conversations that you have initiated.
I respect your information, and do not share it with anyone, outside of what is necessary to create your order's shipping label--and nearly all are via Etsy labels, so it's information you have already placed in the Etsy system.
I do retain hard copies of order and label receipts for a time necessary for my tax processing, but I then do obliterate these hard copies.
Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.
Most guitar straps & even other items can have a name, image or some small message added to them via silk screen, laser etching, or stamping. Please convo me if you're interested in this option.