General Information

ASI/93130         PPAI 113227       SAGE 54118

Camera Ready Art/Graphics:

Artwork that is not camera-ready such as photocopies, faxed art, business cards, un separated art or art that needs to be laid out, touched up, or typeset etc, will be charged $25.00(G).

Complex art is subject to art charges at a rate of $50.00(G) per hour. This will be noted prior to acknowledgement of your order.

E-mailing Artwork:

Camera-ready art may be e-mailed in jpeg, tiff, or eps file format to


$6.00(G) for fax or paper proofs will be added to all other charges. Revision of proofs will be recharged.

Note: Responsibility for design and imprint lies with buyer when a proof is approved or if no proof is requested.

Please note. Fax, paper or virtual proofs are only an indication of
placement, size and representation of artwork on the product.
Actual product color, logo color or electro etch shading will vary
with the marking of the product.

Speculative/Preproduction Sample:

$50.00(G) per time in addition to die, stencil, screen or laser set-up charge.

Over/Under Runs:

Due to the nature of our manufacturing process we reserve the right to under/overship any order by 5%

Less Than Minimum:

There is a charge of $50.00 (G) for orders less than the quantity minimum.

Unimprinted Production:

Non imprint items will be billed at end quantity price.
Minimum quantities apply. We will accept no returns.

Production Time:

Normal production time on most orders is 2 to 3 weeks.
Rush orders are available and will be billed at $50.00(G).
Factory authorization is required.


All imprinted samples billed at end quantity pricing,
no returns will be accepted unless authorized by the factory.


• All orders are FOB our factory in Utica, NY
• Orders will be shipped the most convenient
way unless otherwise specified
• For overnight or 2-day service, please furnish
us with your carrier’s account number
• Goods lost or damaged after leaving our
facilities are the responsibility of the carrier
• For drop shipments or split shipments add
$15.00(G) per each additional address
• No C.O.D. shipment will be accepted


All claims must be submitted in writing within ten days
of receipt of goods. No merchandise will be accepted
without prior authorization and a return number issued
by the factory.

Trademark Usage:

Artwork, designs, logos, and trademarks imprinted
on products in this catalog have been reproduced
as an example of the quality of printing available from
Utica Cutlery Company. They are not intended to represent
or constitute an endorsement of Utica Cutlery Company
or its products by any other company. Acceptance of copy
or other material submitted by the customer for use by Utica
Cutlery Company in producing the products ordered will be
accepted by the factory as being submitted in full compliance
with all applicable laws regarding trademark, service mark,
copyright, right of privacy, patent contractual limitations
or similar protection.

Marking Methods:

Consult factory.
Utica Cutlery Company uses 4 marking methods to mark their
products. Below is an explanation of each.
1. Electro Chemical Etch:
This process creates a dark brown/black image on the metal surface
of the blades or handles of our product. The image is transferred
through a stencil with electrolyte solution and an electrical charge.
The final product is a dark brown/black mark which is burned into
the surface layer of the metal.
2. Laser Engraving:
This process entails the use of a gas mixture, CO2 laser which creates
a cutting beam into our wood, plastic, anodized and various types
of metal surfaces. The final marks color or shading varies and
is largely based on the make up and consistency of the wood,
plastic and anodized surfaced that it is marking.
3. Pad Printing:
This process uses a flexible silicon rubber transfer pad that picks
up a film of the ink from a photo-etched printing plate and transfers
it to a 3 dimensional part surface. We can transfer up to 4 colors
to our wood, plastic or metal products.
4. Heat Transfer:
The technique of printing fabrics by transferring a printed design from
paper to fabric via heat and pressure. It’s derived from the art
of decalcomania, which is the process of transferring pictures or designs
from specially prepared paper to other materials such as glass. HTP paper
is the starting point for heat transfer printing. Transfer printing is used
mainly on fine knit fabrics and lightweight fabrics and is rapidly gaining
in importance in textile circles.

Exact Repeat Set up Charges:

Laser Engraving $37.50(G)
Pad Printing $37.50(G)
Electro Etch $0.00
Heat Transfer $43.75(G)

Second Location Charges:

Laser Engraving $70.00(G), Run Charge $1.57(G) per knife/tool
Pad Printing $46.25(G), Run Charge $.43(G) per knife/tool
Electro Etch $86.25(G) Run Charge $1.19(G) per knife/tool
Heat Transfer $68.75(G), Run Charge $3.15(G) per item.
Pad Printing
2 color set up $92.50(G), Run Charge $.43(G) per knife/tool
3 color set up $138.75(G), Run Charge $.86(G) per knife/tool
4 color set up $185.00(G), Run Charge $1.29 (G) per knife/tool

No Charge for PMS Match Standard Pad Print Colors:

White Red 032 C
Black Forest Green 355
Gold (Metallic) Green 347
Reflex Blue Yellow C
Orange 021 C