The Custom Studio at PhotoWeights makes it easy to order custom paperweights for any occasion.
Since 2001, we've created hundreds of paperweight designs for museum stores, Fortune 500 companies, clubs, schools, churches, non-profit organizations, event planners, and more. We gladly accept orders from individuals, as well.
Quality and Detail
Our glass paperweights are beautifully handcrafted in the United States . Because we handle all aspects of personalization, from graphic design to printing and production. we have a hands-on approach to quality and detail.
Artwork (Image Files)
The quality of your printed artwork will depend upon the quality of the image file(s) you provide. We recommend a minimum 200 dpi. We accept the following file types: .jpg, .gif, and .png.
For more information on Artwork, including upload instructions, visit our Artwork Page.
Your paperweight will be personalized with artwork that's created with one or more of your image files. We can also add text to your design layout.
Once we've completed a draft of your artwork, usually within one business day, you will receive an Artwork Proof by email for your review and approval. In some instances, the Artwork Proof will include two or more examples for you to choose from. [View a Sample Artwork Proof]
Revisions to the Arwork
If you'd like to make changes to the Artwork Proof, we'll gladly make two sets of revisions. (In the rare event additional revisions are necessary, you may be assessed a fee based on the scope of the requested changes.)
After the Artwork Proof has been approved, your artwork will be printed in full color on premium photo paper, mounted onto artist board, and individually die cut.
Artwork is displayed from underneath the paperweight so it's visible through the top surface of the glass. The bottom of each paperweight will be finished with a black velour pad that has the look and feel of velvet. (Black felt is used to cover the base of the Dome, Heirloom Dome, and Heart.)
Finished paperweights will come in individual, white gift boxes. We also offer velour presentation bags in our accessories catalog as an additional option.
Volume pricing is available when you purchase 10 or more paperweights. The pricing table may be found on each product page, beneath the Add to Cart button.
Production & Turnaround Time
Once approved, your order will ship in 3-5 business days. Orders for 25 or more paperweights may require additional production time.
If you need to receive your order by a specific date, please let us know by including a note in the comments field of your cart. Click "Add a note to your order" below the photos of the item(s) listed in your cart.