+ Turnaround Time
All Orders - Custom Flipbooks are carefully handmade in batches, and take approximately 3-4 weeks to produce. Prior to checkout, you will be provided with an estimated delivery date for your order based on the shipping method selected. Rush orders (less than 10 business days) can sometimes be filled with a 50% rush surcharge, if production capacity is available (inquire).
U.S. Orders - myFLIPPS are made in the USA, and ship via USPS First Class mail, which usually takes about 3-4 days after production, so expect your myFLIPPS to arrive about three weeks after you place your order. Express Shipping will speed that up by 2-3 days.
International Orders - myFLIPPS ships globally via USPS Priority Mail International, and our experience is that it takes about a week to reach destinations in Canada, and 2-3 weeks elsewhere, depending on local carriers, so expect your myFLIPPS to arrive about 4-5 weeks (30 days) after you place your order.
+ Video Production & Submission Tips
Length - Submit to 15 seconds of video.
Content Tips - Motion is what makes flipbooks look amazing, so make sure there's plenty of action in the clip you submit. Also, try to get up close. A long shot of your subject won't be nearly as interesting as a close-up in a flipbook... remember, it prints smaller than it looks on your phone.
Shooting & Framing Tips - Shoot your video horizontally (landscape). Frame your subject towards the right of the video - because the right side of the printed image is more visible (the side you flip), and the left side is less visible (inside the book). Be sure to shoot in 4:3 aspect ratio instead of 16:9. iPhone generally shoots 4:3 by default, but check into it if you are using an app or different device. Most standalone video cameras and other video devices allow you to to choose between different aspect ratio options
Lighting Tips - Sunlight is the best for illuminating your subjects, and videos shot indoors or at night tend to print blurry and very black, even if they look "pretty good" on your camera or phone.
Get Inspired - Check out some flipbook examples
+ Image Submission Tips
Zip files - myFLIPPS.com accepts a zip file of numbered jpegs for your content, but when uploading please be absolutely sure that your zip file is no more than 60MB in size, and contains exactly 64 images.
Upload Progress - Before proceeding to the shopping cart, be sure your upload completes successfully (100%) otherwise we may need you to resend your file, delaying the processing of your order. If your file is over 50MB, drop us a line at hello@myFLIPPS.com, and we'll send you a DropBox link.
+ Custom Covers
You can upload a custom cover design along with your video (upload both files together) by indicating in the "Cover Design" input field that we should use your custom cover.
Use the link below to download an Adobe Illustrator Template File: myFLIPPS Custom Cover Template
Be sure to outline all text and embed placed artwork before saving as a CMYK PDF.
+ Large Orders (100 Flipbooks or More)
myFLIPPS requires approval of a free proof before production begins on large orders of 100 flipbooks or more (sample cost will be deducted from your final bill).
+ Extra Customization
Book dimensions, page counts and cover stock can all be customized even further, with a setup fee of $300. Minimum order for a custom book size is 250 books. Inquire at hello@myFLIPPS.com or give us a call at 1-800-969-9062