Frequently Asked Questions


May I have a print estimate?

To review a print estimate or quote, click on our "Order Now" page and enter information in the required fields. A "Total Cost" plus shipping will be generated once all required fields are entered. A file upload is not necessary to review costs. Feel free to utilize our order form to review cost estimates for all of your print projects before submitting an order.

What is your turnaround time?

Our processing/printing turnaround time is currently 1-3 weeks, as of October 2021. Most orders ship within 10 days of receipt, but some orders take longer to process than others. Once your order is complete, you will receive a shipping notification from our shipping retailer PITNEY BOWES. This is not junk mail; this is your shipping notification with tracking number. All shipments are via USPS; their shipping timeline is 5-10 business days for Medial Mail and 2-3 business days for Priority Mail. At times, USPS may experience shipping delays. Shipping times may vary. Please refer to for more information. It is our goal that you receive your prints in a timely fashion. We will update our site to reflect any changes in our turnaround time.

Do you ship USPS, Fedex or UPS?

We use USPS Medial Mail or USPS Priority Mail for all our shipments. - USPS Media Mail typically delivers within 4-10 business days. - USPS Priority Mail typically delivers within 2-3 business days and includes insurance for lost/stolen packages. I recommend choosing USPS Priority Mail for prompt devlivery of packages. At times USPS experiences shipping delays due to Covid-19 and/or weather events. To review their current shipping schedules, please visit Once your order has processed, you will receive a shipping notification from our shipping retailer PITNEY BOWES. This is not junk mail; this is your shipping notification/tracking number. If a package is marked "delivered," but not received, then please follow these steps: - Contact neighbors to see if an order was misdelivered - Contact your local post office to find out if/when the package was delivered and by who - Contact USPS to file a claim Watson Family Press cannot reimburse or re-ship orders that were misdelivered by the post office or stolen from a property.

Do you ship internationally?

Unfortunately, we do not offer an international shipping option at this time. We would like to offer an international shipping option in the future. If you would like us to ship internationally, we can process orders on an individual basis. Please email Gabrielle at

Do you offer discounts?

When we offer discounts, we will announce them on social media and through email. Fill out the form at the bottom of our site to be added to our email list.

What paper weight option should I choose?

For single-sided prints, I recommend choosing 24lb premium paper. It is premium quality, copier paper and typically used by most commercial print shops. For double-sided prints, I recommend choosing 24 or 28lb paper. Twenty-eight lb paper is professional quality, copier paper with a buttery smooth finish. For laminated worksheets, printables and busy binders, I recommend choosing 28lb paper or cardstock. Cardstock is a great alternative for sturdy unit study materials. I like to use cardstock on flash cards and anatomy posters.

What finishing options are available?

We offer several finishing options. Three-hole punch is the perfect choice if you plan to put your prints or curriculum in a binder. Spiral bound, long edge means the spiral is on the long side of the paper. It is the perfect choice for a notebook style curriculum. It will typically open on the left like a textbook. Spiral bound, short edge means the spiral is on the short side of the paper. It is the perfect choice for left-handed writers in your home. This usually opens at the top like a notepad unless the curriculum is horizontal like some The Good and the Beautiful. Spiral bound products come with either a clear or laminated front cover and black back cover. Lamination is a great option for printables and worksheets, and it can be combined with three-hole punch as needed. I do not recommend combining three-hole punch with coil binding.

What file formats may I upload?

You may upload most common file types. We especially like PDF, DOCS, JPG, XLS, PNG files, but we accept many more. Feel free to message us at to confirm files that we accept.

What is your cost breakdown?

Black & White Print Options

-- Single-sided ($0.09/page, includes 24lb paper)

-- Double-sided - ($0.16/page, includes 24lb paper)

Color Print Options

-- Single-sided ($0.15/page, includes 24lb paper)

-- Double-sided ($0.28/page, includes 24lb paper)

Paper Options

-- 24lb (Included in print price)

-- 28lb (Add $0.04/page)

-- 110lb cardstock (Add $0.08/page)

Finishing Options

-- Three Hole Punch ($0.02/page)

-- Coil Bound with Clear Vinyl Cover ($4.00)

-- Coil Bound with Laminated Front Cover ($7.00)

-- Lamination ($0.90/page)

USPS Priority Mail Shipping

-- Media Mail Flat Rate ($7.00)

-- Priority Mail Flat Rate ($16.00)

-- Shipping for orders over $150 (FREE)

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

We have a 2-hour cancellation policy, which means you have 2 hours from the time you place your order to cancel with a full refund. If you wish to cancel your order, please send an email to within 2 hours of placing your order. Cancellations after the 2 hour time frame will not be refunded. If you have a question regarding this policy, please send us a message, and we will be happy to chat with you. Custom print orders cannot be returned.

What should I do? There is something wrong with my order.

Oops! You received a damaged or incorrect order. Let's get that taken care of. Please send us a photo of the order that you received to within 7 days of receipt. We will replace the damaged parts of your order or full order at no cost to you, depending on the circumstance. Replacements requested more than 7 days after delivery will not be eligible for replacement.

What is binding on the long edge versus short edge? What should I choose?

A piece of paper is 8.5" x 11" so when we refer to binding on the long edge, we mean binding along the 11" side of the paper. When we refer to binding on the short edge, we mean binding along the 8.5" side of the paper. Most curriculum is printed portrait/vertical like Blossom and Root. I would recommend binding on the long edge if you want it to open and lay flat like a notebook. Some curriculum is printed landscape/horizontal like The Good and the Beautiful. I would recommend binding on the short edge if you want it to open and lay flat like a notebook. Often, left hand writers have issues with binding on the left side of their notebooks. In these special cases, you may want to bind on the "top" of your document. For a parent of a left-hand writer, I like using this option for some of our curriculum. If you have a special case like this, feel free to shoot me an email after you place your order, so I can accommodate this for your student.

My file upload is too big! What should I do?

Nothing to fear, is here! Our file upload portal can only accept files up to 150MB. There are some files that are just too big (example: The Good and the Beautiful). If you are unable to upload your file because it is too large, feel free to use (100% free service) and send the file to Send us a message if you have any questions about this process.

May I have a color cover even if my prints are black & white?

Oh yes! All of our print jobs come with a color cover automatically. When you choose black & white prints, you will receive a color cover at no additional cost, so long as the cover is full color.

Do you ship to military/APO/FPO?

Absolutely! Please choose USPS Priority Mail if you have an APO/FPO address to ensure a timely and approriately tracked shipment. We will take care of customs forms for your order as well. Please email Gabrielle at if you have addtional questions regarding your APO/FPO shipment.