Frequently Asked Questions
Scan your photos at 300 dpi — and don’t pre-crop your photos. You may need the full image.
Can we include our logo/monogram?Yes. Scan your logo and save as a JPEG file. Then simply upload it as with any image or photo. Or send us the logo in EPS/AI/PDF and we will prepare it for you.
What background colors or textures do you offer? And, can you match our event invitation?
We can provide just about any background color or texture that you request (as long as it doesn’t fight with the readability of the text). We will try our best to match your bencher to your event color theme.
What are the sizes of your benchers?
The closed bencher cards are 11 cm x 15 cm (about 4.5 x 6 inches). The closed bencher booklets are slightly smaller at 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm (about 4 x 6 inches).
What kind of paper do you use?
We use high quality photo paper. The inside weight is 135 g and the cover is 250 g. Booklet bencher covers and all bencher cards are also beautifully laminated. You can choose between matte or glossy lamination.
How is the booklet bencher bound?
Our benchers are saddle stitched (stapled) or perfect bound (hot glue). Benchers that are under 44 pages are saddle stitched as we have found they are too small for the perfect bound process to work well. Benchers that are over 44 pages are usually perfect bound but, not always. Some users prefer saddle stitched for any size booklet so that it opens flat.
When ordering a booklet under 44 pages the price reflects the saddle stitched binding. Should you choose to add one or more 4-page spread and thus, go over 44 pages, you can also choose to upgrade to perfect binding for an additional $1.30/booklet.
For perfect bound benchers we generally place a title on the spine. Our graphic design department will lay that out for you based on what you have placed on the cover title.
How do I resize a photo to fit the Let's Bench picture placeholder?
You don’t have to resize anything. Just upload the photo and drag it into a picture placeholder. Once it is in place, you can crop the picture by clicking the ‘+/-‘ signs and then you can move the photo using your cursor to the part of the photo that you want displayed.
The app is only allowing me to upload one photo at a time. Can I batch upload?
Yes, you can batch upload. You need to make sure that Flash is allowed on that page. Please contact us if you need help with this.
Can I delete a photo from my library that I don't want to use?
Yes. Hover your mouse over the photo that you don’t want in your library and click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner to delete it.
I placed my order and now I want to change something. Is it too late?
Contact Let’s Bench customer service here as soon as possible and if the bencher has not yet been sent to print, changes may be possible.
Is the Let’s Bench web app hard to use?
We made our web app simple and user friendly for everyone to use. Just click ‘Online Booklet Bencher Creator’ and you can be on your way to producing the perfect bencher for an event in minutes. Once you upload your pictures, the whole process can be completed very quickly.
Can I customize the background?
Yes. Choose from an array of backgrounds to match your event. Can’t find the background you want? Tell us what you want and we’ll try to add it to the options.
How was the booklet app designed?
Special care was taken in every detail of creating the Let’s Bench template. We chose a modern, yet classic font that is clear and easy-to-read. The layout is built on a grid so that your photos will not compete with the text. Linear transliteration punctuation matches its Hebrew counterpart. This is a high quality product that is functional as well as a highlight of your event.
How long will it take to get my benchers?
We estimate that the entire process after you order will take about two weeks. Expedited Shipping (see below) is available by request but not guaranteed.
Where do you ship to?
We ship worldwide.
How much is shipping?
Booklet benchers: $20 flat rate international delivery will be automatically added to cover the costs of shipping and handling.
Card benchers: $20 flat rate international delivery will be automatically added to cover the costs of shipping and handling.
Expedited shipping is available at additional cost. When you request expedited shipping, we will send you an invoice reflecting the additional charge. You may contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in this service for more information.
The following are examples of approximate costs for FEDEX 2-day International Priority service to the United States and Canada. Expedited shipping is available to most locations worldwide (you will be billed according to your specific order):
100 2-panel or 4-panel Bencher Cards – $60
150 2-panel or 4-panel Bencher Cards – $75
200 2-panel or 4-panel Bencher Cards – $95
100 Hebrew Benching Booklet – $75
150 Hebrew Benching Booklet – $95
200 Hebrew Benching Booklet – $105
100 Hebrew Benching + Shabbat Zemirot or Hebrew/English Benching Booklets – $105
150 Hebrew Benching + Shabbat Zemirot or Hebrew/English Benching Booklets – $160
200 Hebrew Benching + Shabbat Zemirot or Hebrew/English Benching Booklets – $170
100 Hebrew/English + Shabbat Zemirot Benching Booklets – $140
150 Hebrew/English + Shabbat Zemirot Benching Booklets – $190
200 Hebrew/English + Shabbat Zemirot Benching Booklets – $225
Prices are in addition to the $20 flat fee already included in the original invoice.
*For certain locations, FEDEX Next-Day International service is also available at a higher rate. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.
What if I don't have a paypal account?
You do not need a Paypal account to use the service.
Are there any taxes?
There is no tax on orders outside of Israel. For orders picked up in Israel, 17% VAT is added.
Rush orders (orders within 2 weeks of the event) will incur an additional fee $50.
Special Orders Don't Upset Us...
If you want to customize your bencher booklet or card beyond what is standard or what the Let’s Bench web app can offer, we are happy to assist you. Furthermore, if you would like us to put together your booklet bencher after sending us (or uploading) your photos, we can also do that – as a premium service option. Special orders have an additional fee.
Customizing Specific Bencher Booklet Pages
We are happy to customize up-to four bencher booklet pages free-of-charge. Customization of additional pages will be billed at our hourly rate.
Several nusach options are available. Let’s Bench currently offers the following nuschaot:
Edot Hamizrach (Sephardi / Mizrachi)
Sfard (Chassidic Ashkenaz) *
Nusach Ari (Chabad) Bencher *
French Ashkenaz Translation and Transliteration (Traduction française et translittération phonétique) *
Yemenite (Temani Baladi) Birkat Hamazon *
Kolot (text in both Hebrew and English uses combination of masculine and feminine termonology)
*Not every nusach is not available on our BencherBuilder™ web app.
Most of our nusachim are available in English and Transliteration.
If you don't see a nusach listed - please contact us here - we will try our best to accommodate your request.
What Event is Best for Let's Bench?
You can create a beautiful one-of-a-kind custom bencher for any event. Let’s Bench benchers are perfect for weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, fundraisers, synagogue dinners, Israel missions, group events and more. It's the best souvenir for your simcha!