3 Bees Paperie is a wedding and social event stationery company that provides high quality paper with contemporary, South Asian inspired designs. 3 Bees Paperie currently offers three collections: Couture Weddings, ready-to-order wedding stationery; Baby Bee, ready-to-order baby announcements; and Made for You, for custom stationery.
Do you have a store I can visit?
No, we are only available online.
How green is 3 Bees Paperie?
Quite, we think! At 3 Bees Paperie, we are committed to ensuring that we offer products that can be eco-friendly. And we will continue to find new ways to provide green products. After all, at the end of the day, as beautiful and unique as our stationery is, it is paper!
3 Bees Paperie offers the following in being eco-friendly:
Our Couture Wedding line is printed on FSC certified paper along with recycled envelopes, using at least 30% post-consumer waste.
We can offer recycled papers for our Made for You line.
Our printing plant is powered 100% by wind technology.
Both Couture Wedding and Baby Bee products are printed using HP Indigo technology, which is known to have a significant reduction in the emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) compared with other printing technology.
What kind of printing techniques do you use?
3 Bees Paperie offers three types of printing techniques:
1. Digital offset (Couture Wedding and Baby Bee):
A relatively new technology, digital offset is a top-of-the line printer that mimics the quality of traditional offset presses. Whereas most digital printers use toners, digital offset uses liquid ink that dries directly into the paper. The result is flat printing but done quicker and cheaper than traditional offset printers. However, digital offset is limited by its paper choices and prints on weights no larger than 110 lbs. These presses cannot print on envelopes either.
2. Letterpress (Made for You):
Letterpress has been around for hundreds of years, and hopefully hundreds more! This printing process creates images that are indented into the paper. The result – stationery that not only looks good but feels good too! Letterpress is best used on thick and soft paper. Letterpress, however, is not the best method for printing photographs.
3. Offset (Made for You, envelopes for Couture Wedding and Baby Bee):
Offset printing (or lithography) is a traditional printing method where ink sits flat on the paper. The presses transfer images from printing plates to a rubber blanket and then to paper. Unlike digital offset, offset printing can be used on any type of paper with any type of weight.
Can I get samples of your ready-to-order collections?
Of course! Fill out the samples form online to order any samples you want. If you choose to order stationery with us, we will deduct the cost of the samples from your stationery order. All samples are priced per item (card & envelope). From our Couture line, you can order samples of any of the products – invitations, inserts, RSVP cards, Save the Date cards, and/or Thank you cards. We charge a shipping flat rate of $3 for mailing samples in the United States.
How do you ship orders and can I get a tracking number?
We ship orders through UPS and samples through US Postal Service. For UPS shipments, we will send a shipment confirmation e-mail along with a tracking number.
Do you accept international orders?
Yes, but please note the shipping internationally will increase the turnaround time.
How do I pay for my order?
We currently accept payment by major credit cards only through PayPal. We will send you an invoice via e-mail after confirming your order.
Cancellation and refund policy
What is your cancellation and refund policy for your ready-to-order collections (Couture Weddings and Baby Bee)?
Once the payment is received, no refunds are given for our ready-to-order collections. If you need to cancel your order after purchasing the stationery, we can give you store credit for future purchases, only if your order has not been printed or shipped.
What is your cancellation and refund polity for your Made for You line?
For Made for You, if you need to cancel after the first deposit is made, there is a $200 cancellation fee and the balance of the deposit will be returned to you. Once the balance payment is received, there are no refunds.
I found damages on my shipped items. Can I get a full refund?
3 Bees Paperie is committed producing high quality products with attentive customer service. We thoroughly check all our orders after receiving it from the printing plant and before sending it to you. Though we do not offer full refunds, if you do see damages to your stationery due to our negligence, we can discuss the damages involved and we will try to rectify the situation by either printing the items again on us or allotting some compensation based on the damages involved. However, we cannot offer a full refund.
I made a spelling mistake on my order! Can I return the products and get a refund?
Sorry, no. Errors on the customer's part are not eligible for any damage compensation. It is very important to thoroughly check your proof before giving it an O.K.. Get your family and friends involved in proofing your stationery to make sure you didn't make any errors.