What year or date will be printed on my ordered items?

There are several different types of items that United Portraits produces. The years printed vary on the type of product.



The Year on the Photo Background:


The years printed on the backgrounds are fixed. We design new backgrounds each season (twice a year)

These backgrounds are designed for a specific 6 month time period. They coincide with the current date of your child’s picture.

For example, if you took a photo in 2019, all of the backgrounds will have text that reads 2019.

If you are ordering in 2020 for a previous session that occurred in 2019, all of the backgrounds will be printed with 2019, as that is when the background was designed and the photo of your child was taken.

We are unable to modify the year printed on the actual background designs. You will be able to see these designs and preview the year printed when ordering online.

The Year on Coffee Mugs/Water Bottles:


The year printed on the template will be the year in which you placed your order. This means if you place your order on:

January 15th, 2019 – Year printed is 2019
July 28th, 2019 – Year printed is 2019
December 31st, 2019 – Year printed is 2019

We are not able to modify the year printed on the mug template.

Keep in mind that if you selected a background with a year, this background will not be affected and you may have two different years printed. Example: If you are ordering a mug in 2020 using a photo from 2019 or 2018.


The Calendar Year on Mousepads:


The years printed on the mousepad vary. We realize that this product is designed to be used for the entire year. To get the most use of the mousepad with the calendar, we will print the calendar year based on the date your order is produced. If your order is produced on January 1st-June 30th we will print the current year calendar. If your order is produced on July 1st-December 31st we will print the following years calendar.

For example, if your order is produced on:

January 15th, 2019 – Calendar Year printed is 2019
July 28th, 2019 – Calendar Year printed is 2020
December 31st, 2019 – Calendar Year printed is 2020

The Year on Certificates:


The year printed on the certificate will be the year that your child graduated or the photo was taken.

Most of these photos happen at the end of the school year, in May.

The year printed will be the year in which the portrait was taken–even if you are ordering at a later time.

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