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  • Weekdays 8:00a-6:00p CT

Alphabet U Guarantee

We stand behind our products and services. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact us and we will work with you to find a solution to ensure customer satisfaction.

Four Easy Ways to Order

Order Online
Shop online for 24-hour convenience. Place your selections in the shopping basket until you are ready to check out. Then, complete the billing information and submit your order.

Order By Mail
Fill out the order form(s), giving all necessary information for each item ordered. A faculty/staff member or other authorized adult must sign the order to authorize shipment and guarantee payment.

Mail orders to: Alphabet U P.O. Box 1151 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1151

By Fax
Our fax line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just fax us your order at 1-800-213-8166. For fax orders, a faculty/staff member or other authorized adult must sign the order to authorize shipment and guarantee payment.

Order By Phone
Your order may be phoned in by a faculty/staff member, principal or other authorized adult. Simply call our toll free order line: 1-877-800-4665.


General Information

Ordering Custom Products
Custom products can be ordered using any of our four easy ordering methods. When ordering online, select your design, typestyle, imprint color and layout on the product page. When ordering from the catalog, fill out the Custom Order Form, completing the 4 easy steps as directed. Be sure to include an item number, design number, typestyle number, imprint color, layout number and clearly typed or printed imprint text.

Ordering Products With Original Art or Photos
To provide you with the best possible imprinted products, submit original art or photos by e-mail to after you have placed your order. Please provide only your 7-digit order number in the subject line.  There is a one-time charge of $25 (per piece of original art) for original art unless otherwise specified.
Accepted File Formats for Original Artwork:

  • EPS, PDF, Adobe Photoshop PDF or TIFF format, Adobe CS4 or earlier Illustrator(AI) or In-Design(ID)
  • Please convert text to outlines or curves if possible.
  • Photos should be largest size and highest resolution possible; 5x7 for smaller items; 8x10 for larger items.
  • Photos and large files must be compressed to a ZIP file before sending.
  • Office programs must be saved as PDF.  Faxed artwork is not acceptable.
  • Please keep e-mail file size under 10MB. If over this size, compress folder or file into a ZIP or SIT file.

Ordering Personalized Products
All items with names are automated.

Handwritten or faxed names do not work with automation
Name List guidelines:

  • Please type your names SINGLE SPACED one name under the other.
  • Please do not number the names or separate them by grid lines.
  • Please type the names exactly as you want to see them printed.
  • For example in all caps, upper and lower case, first name first, followed by last name, etc.
  • Email list in 1 of the following 3 options:
Excel file, please type first and last name in same cell.
Word document, names in a single column.
Type names in body of email-single column.
  • The size of the font will be determined by the longest name or school name.
  • Put your order # on the subject line.
Please email the names to:

Payment Options

  1. Open Account
    We will ship open account to schools providing the order has been signed by the principal, faculty member or other authorized adult. Terms are net 30 days. A 1½% monthly carrying charge (18% annual rate) will be added to past due balances. A $15 service charge will be applied to any returned check. Credit balances not claimed or used in 90 days of invoicing become the property of Anderson’s.
  2. Credit Card
    We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  3. Purchase Orders
    Purchase Order payments must be accompanied by a completed Order Form, including item and imprint information and contact name, phone and e-mail. You may also scan your catalog order form or purchase order and email it to Note: Do not mail the order form or purchase order to us if you phone in the order or order online. This will result in a duplicate shipment.

Bid Proposals
Anderson's wants to partner with you! If you would like Anderson's to become an approved vendor for your school or district, please send us your bid proposals. Find out more.

Production Time
Production time varies and is usually stated for each item. Themes and kits are 5 school days unless otherwise noted. Please allow for production and shipping time starting when your order is received by us. Our production schedule sometimes allows us to ship orders in less time than stated. Call toll-free 1-800-338-3346 for information on rush service.

Merchandise must be returned within 30 days of receipt of order. Products must be returned in good, usable condition and in original packaging. If an item is defective or damaged, please call us to evaluate all the options for an exchange or full refund. All returns* are subject to a minimum 15% restocking fee. Due to health concerns, wearable’s, headwear and food items cannot be returned. Other non-returnable items include: glow products, custom imprinted items, seasonal and/or dated items after the event date. All closeout sales are final and cannot be returned. NOTE: A Return Form must be included with returned item to receive credit. Products received without a Return Form may not be accepted. If the returned Products are not accepted, no refund or exchange will be granted. Return shipping cost is the responsibility of the sender.

Return Form (pdf)

The restocking fee will not apply to returns resulting in immediate exchanges for items of equal or greater value. Please contact our Customer Care Center to begin the exchange process.

Imprint Designs
The display of any design or logo in this catalog is for demonstration purposes only and does not indicate or imply that any such design or logo may be reproduced without the authorization of the owner of the trademark, copyright or other right in such design or logo. The submission of any order constitutes a representation and warranty by the individual or entity submitting the order that such individual or entity is the owner of all trademarks or copyrighted material contained therein or has obtained any required consents or authorizations from the owner(s) to print such material.

Overruns & Underruns
Due to the variation in manufacturing of custom imprinted items, quantity shipped may vary from the quantity ordered by 5% over or under. This will be considered fulfillment of your order and you will be billed for quantity shipped.

Cancellation of custom imprinted items cannot be accepted once production has begun. NOTE: Artwork changes will apply for all art design spent at the rate of $25.00 per hour if your order is cancelled prior to production. Minimum charge is $25.00.
Proofs An e-mail proof will be sent at your request prior to production. Proofs require 3 days production time. There is no charge for initial proof. Production will start once customer has approved proof and returned it to us. There is a $6.00 charge on reproofs.

Shipping Orders
Orders are shipped UPS ground service whenever possible. Please allow six business days for shipping within the contiguous U.S. Orders over 100 lbs. may be sent via truck. Shipping by truck may take 7-10 business days. If your order must be sent by air to make your need date, you will be billed the expedited shipping cost. All shipping charges will be billed on your invoice. See below for shipping charges. Extra shipping charges will be applied for orders shipped to AK and HI. Extra shipping charges may be applied for residential delivery, increased fuel service charges and remote area surcharges in accordance with UPS ground service standard rate premiums. Due to the heavy and bulky nature of our themes and kits, an additional shipping charge equal to 10% of the total price of the theme or kit will be added to your order. Orders less than $15 will incur a $3 small order handling fee.

$ Amount of Order Shipping Charge
$0.01 - 25.00 $11.99
$25.01 - 50.00 $16.99
$50.01 - 75.00 $21.99
$75.01 - 100.00 $26.99
$100.01 - 150.00 $33.99
$150.01 - $200.00 $38.99
$200.01 - 250.00 $44.99
$250.01 - 300.00 $51.99
$300.01 - 350.00 $56.99
$350.01 - 400.00 $63.99
Each additional $100.00 $18.99

*A $5.99 handling fee will be added to every order

Same Day Shipping
To serve you better, we’ve extended our Same Day Shipping cutoff time. Your order will ship the same day when you place your order by 1:00 pm EST! This does not apply to imprinted items, banners, themes, decorating kits, international orders, back orders and credit card declines. We ship orders Monday through Friday during regular business hours. We do not ship orders on weekends or holidays. (Example: An order placed on Saturday will ship out on Monday with overnight service and an arrival day of Tuesday).

ShatterGuard™ Packaging
ShatterGuard™ is an exclusive packaging designed to protect glassware during shipment. We use ShatterGuard™ packaging on many of our glassware favors to ensure every piece arrives in perfect condition for your Prom, Homecoming, or any other important event! Learn more about ShatterGuard™.

Imprint Resources

Click on the links below to see all of the artwork available to print on many of our products. To use one of the designs, choose your product and select a design from the drop-down menu.

Want to use your own artwork? No problem! Simply choose your product and upload your artwork.
(A $25 charge will be applied.)

Imprint Designs
Background Designs
Anderson's Art Guidelines