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Frequently
Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  1. How does MakitOnline.com work?
  2. How do I contact Customer Service?

ORDERS

  1. Is there a setup fee?
  2. What is the minimum quantity required to order?
  3. What is the difference between standard and expedited shipping?
  4. Can I change my order after it has been placed?
  5. What is your policy on returns?
  6. What is your refund policy?
  7. Where do I return my product to?
  8. Can multiple items be processed from one drawing?
  9. Do I get my order faster when I scan and upload my center’s own art templates?
  10. What if there is a problem with an order?

ACCOUNTS

  1. Do I have to create an account in order to shop?
  2. Why do I have to log in to place an order?
  3. How long do my uploaded images remain online?
  4. Can anyone else see my uploaded photos?
  5. What if I forget my password?

ART

  1. What are the supported file types?
  2. Can I use Black and White images?
  3. What does "dpi" mean?
  4. Can we use our own paper?
  5. Do I need to leave a border around the edge
    of the 8.5" x 11" circle template?
  6. What happens if the names are cut off on the products?
  7. Will colors on products match the artwork exactly?
  8. Why should the artist sign their artwork?
  9. Why can’t I use glitter?
  10. Why can’t all the items in the product collection have colored backgrounds?

PRODUCTS & FORMS

  1. How can I print another order form?
  2. Where can I find instructions for my project?
  3. Do you have a letter teachers can send out to parents describing the project?
  4. Where might I find your product near to me?
  5. Can I choose more than one background color when I order multiple items from the product collection using the same artwork?
  6. Can Makit products be washed in the dishwasher or microwave?
  7. Are Makit tableware and drinkware items BPA free?

FUNDRAISING

  1. Do I need to collect the money and order forms?
  2. How far in advance should I plan my fundraising activity?

TROUBLESHOOTING

  1. What is a cookie?

How does MakitOnline.com work?

MakItOnline.com is a convenient location to create, preview, and order a wide variety of items able to be personalized with your picture

Is there a setup fee?

No setup fee is required to order from MakItOnline.com! Simply create an account and you're ready to order! No setup fee is required for any of our personalized products. There are no hidden charges. You pay for all the personalized products you want, plus the applicable shipping charge. That's all.

What is the minimum quantity required to order?

Due to our advanced digital process, there is no minimum quantity required to order. You can order one of each of our products, or you can order a thousand of each of our products. It's entirely up to your needs.

How can I print another order form?

You may do so by clicking one of the following:

Order Form - US Shipping

Where can I find instructions for my project?

The following instructions can be found below:

Instructions

What are the approved markers?

The following approved markers can found here

Do you have a letter teachers can send out to parents describing the project?

Yes we do, it can be found here

What are the supported file types?

The basic file type you can use for your photo gifts is following: .jpg

JPEG (can be .jpg or .jpeg)- JPEG's support over 16 million colors, but can "distort" the image to compress the file size. The amount distortion is directly related to the 'quality' setting the image is saved with. We also recommend that you use the least amount of jpeg compression possible. (This is a setting on cameras that is sometimes called "quality" or "compression".) While high resolution and low compression will increase transfer times, they will produce the best results.

Can I use Black and White images?

YES! In fact, black and white images can give your photo gifts a "timeless" feel that will give them a special feeling to you many years from now.

Feel free to use black and white images, sepia ("old-fashioned") images, or even just designs your kids have drawn using Paint or some other computer-graphics program.

What does "dpi" mean?

When a computer displays a digital image, what it does is take the data in the file and display thousands of tiny dots on your screen. The more dots an image has, the more detailed the picture can be. Image quality is measured by dots per inch, or "dpi".

For best results, we recommend that your digital pictures be at least 200 dpi when printed on the Photo Gift.

Why? 75 dpi is usually acceptable when an image is viewed on a computer screen. However, unless you have a very expensive, high-quality monitor, there's a good chance that your screen doesn't display much more than 75 pixels in an inch. When you see an image in person, you expect it to be clearer. For the most part, we expect images to be at least 100 dpi when we see them in person, or we notice that edges appear a little fuzzy. Professional photography quality is usually around 300 dpi or higher! Here's an example of two images that look similar when viewed on a screen, but look very different when seen at printed image size:

1000x800 640x480
When printed as an 8x10, here's what they'll look like (only part of the image is shown):

What is the difference between standard and expedited shipping?

Standard Shipping will usually arrive 3 to 5 business days from the time the order is shipped*.

Expedited shipping will arrive up to 2 business days from the time the order is shipped

*Most orders are shipped within 2 to 3 weeks.

Do I have to create an account in order to shop?

No. Although there are advantages to creating an account and logging in before you start to create your Photo Gifts, you are only required to create an account when you actually check out.

Why do I have to log in to place an order?

We allow you to shop completely anonymously up until the point where you go to check out. When you place an order, we need to have some basic contact information about you so that we can get in touch with you in the unlikely chance that there is a problem with your order.

How long do my uploaded images remain online?

If you have logged in before uploading images, you will be able to use those images to create your Photo Gifts for at least 30 days. We clean all accounts regularly in order to keep the performance of the website high, and so it's always easy for you to see the most recent images you've uploaded.

If you have not created an account, you will need to upload your images each time you visit MakItOnline.com

What is a cookie?

What is a cookie? A cookie is a piece of information that your web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) places on your computer so that web sites can identify you. We use cookies so that you can conveniently re-use your images to create different Photo Gifts without logging in. We DO NOT contain any account information in cookies. In order to make sure that your computer is accepting cookies:

Internet Explorer:

  • Select "Tools" from the toolbar at the very top of the screen.
  • Scroll down and select the "Internet Options..." option û it will be at the bottom of the Tools Menu.
  • Select the "Privacy" tab.
  • Make sure your setting is NOT set to "Block all Cookies".

Netscape:

  • Select "Edit" from the toolbar at the very top of the screen. 
  • Scroll down and select the "Preferences" option û it will be at the bottom on the Edit menu. 
  • Select the "Privacy & Security" line from the menu at the left. 
  • Select the "cookies" sub menu. 
  • Make sure that "Disable Cookies" is NOT selected.

Can anyone else see my uploaded photos?

If you have uploaded your pictures into an account, the only way someone else can see your images is if you share your username and password with them. Other than that, you are the only person who can see your images.

If you have not created an account and you upload images, nobody will be able to see them unless they sit down at the same computer you used, and your session is still valid. If you want to make sure this doesn't happen, just close your browser when you're done.

What if I forget my password?

  1. On the Login page, click the "Forgot Your Password?" link. It's right under the space to enter your username and password.

  2. Enter the email address you use to log in.

  3. Click Continue.
Your password will be sent to the email address you entered in step 2.

Can I change my order after it has been placed?

First of all, always make sure you check over all details in your Photo Gifts thoroughly to make sure that what you are ordering is correct.

If you decide you want to change something after you've added your Gift to your shopping cart, but before you check out, there is no problem. Simply click to edit the item in your cart, and you'll be able to make any changes you want.

Once you've completed your order, our automated manufacturing process immediately schedules your Photo Gift for production. Because we strive to deliver high-quality Photo Gifts to all our customers as quickly as possible, we are unable to accept changes to an order after an order has been placed.

How do I contact Customer Service?

Contact Makit:
   Use our contact form at our Customer Service page.

Where might I find your product near to me?

To find a nearest Makit Products Authorized Retailer, please enter in your zip code and press the search button. If you are unable to find a location near you, please feel free to give us a call at 972-709-1579 and place your order with our Customer Service Department.

 

What is your policy on Returns?

Due to the personalized nature of our products, returns are accepted within 30 days of receipt of product only if the item is damaged.

You must call first and request an RMA number. Please call our customer service department at 800-248-9443. Any package without an RMA number will not be accepted.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition in which it was received. If your item was received damaged, please keep the original packaging.

If we are unable to find your order in our system we will require a receipt or proof of purchase.

What is your refund policy?

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and if your return was approved.

Once approved, your refund will be processed within 5 business days. If you paid by credit card, a refund will be applied to your account. If you paid by check, we will mail a check to you.

Haven't gotten your refund yet? Try these steps then call us:
     -Contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
     -If you’ve not received a check within 10 business days of approval of refund, please contact us at info@makit.com.

Where do I return my product to?

To return your product, please ship to:

Makit Products RETURNS
3901 Pipestone Road
Dallas TX USA 75212

Unless we provide you with a shipping label, you will be responsible for paying the shipping costs for returning your item.

Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Do I need to collect the money and order forms?

Yes. Teachers will need to collect the completed template order forms sent home to parents, along with checks or money orders for each child’s items.
The total amount of your group order should be paid by the school or fundraising chair with a single credit card when submitting your order online.

Can multiple items be processed from one drawing?

Yes! Makit’s new digital process means you can order as many items as you desire from a single piece of artwork. Parents should indicate the quantities desired of each item on the parent order form.

Can we use our own paper?

Yes! Makit’s new digital process uses standard 8.5" x 11" paper. This enables you to print off as many template copies as needed for your group activity.

Do I get my order faster when I scan and upload my center’s own art templates?

Yes! Makit’s new digital process allows you to scan and upload your own templates and place your order online. This saves about 2-4 days from the time you send your art until your order is processed by our team.

Do I need to leave a border around the edge of the 8.5" x 11" circle template?

Yes. Make sure that all important information, like names and dates is located, close to the center of the plate. Many products require us to overlap edges, and any important detail close to the edges may be partially or completely cropped off.
Please see instructions for details and art requirements.

What happens if the names are cut off on the products?

Makit is not responsible for misplaced signatures, words or important parts of the picture. No refunds or replacements are provided for artwork that does not comply with our art requirements.

Will colors on products match the artwork exactly?

Some variations should be expected. Color variances may occur due to varying product material.

Why should the artist sign their artwork?

Seeing the child’s first name and year on the artwork is a great way to personalize the artwork, as well as see your child’s talent grow year by year. It will also ensure directors and teachers can identify and match artwork to the correct child once the finished products are delivered and ready to be distributed.

Why can’t I use glitter?

Glitter does not translate as glitter once scanned. Glitter tends to show as a greyish, dirty color.

Why can’t all the items in the product collection have colored backgrounds?

Not all items have enough space to build a colored background within the template. Some items have no space; these are usually the round template items.

Can I choose more than one background color when I order multiple items from the product collection using the same artwork?

No. At this time, Makit’s system only allows for one colored background to be chosen for a single piece of artwork.

Can Makit products be washed in the dishwasher or microwave?

Hand washing is recommended. Bleach-enhanced detergents and very hot water may cause fading. Tableware can be used, but do not use sharp utensils or cut on the image surface. Do not use products in the microwave or oven.

Are Makit tableware and drinkware items BPA free?

There is no bisphenol (BPA) in the Makit products. Our products are food safe and very durable.

What if there is a problem with an order?

Please do not have parents call the vendor (Makit Products). We ask that you designate one person from your school to contact Makit about your order or product information for all questions or problems. You can contact Makit customer care at 972-709-1579 within 30 days of receipt.

How far in advance should I plan my fundraising activity?

We recommend promoting your fundraising program at least 4-6 weeks prior to hosting your event. This includes sending out communications to parents via the provided materials, posting flyers around your school, and collecting orders and payments. Once your order has been submitted online and approved, allow 10 business days to receive your finished products. Please keep this in mind if your event is targeted towards a specific event or holiday, and plan accordingly.

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