We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover credit cards as well as PayPal. We do not take COD payments.

Empire Inks are available for purchase directly through our site or for pickup at our studio location: 101 W Edison Ave Suite #170 Appleton, Wi.


Most products featured in our store are in stock and available for shipping within 5 business days. 


Orders are processed twice weekly. We do not ship on Saturday’s or Sunday's. Orders received after 12PM CT Tuesday or Thursday will be processed the next scheduled processing day.

*Processing times do not include shipping transit times. Processing begins on the first day the order is fulfilled.


Orders will ship via USPS or UPS. UPS does not ship to PO Boxes. If you choose UPS shipping and have a PO Box, we will automatically ship via USPS.

We ship to all US states and territories, Canada, Australia and other select locations worldwide. 

If you opt for express or expedited shipping, please make a note when placing your order, otherwise your order will be processed in the order in which it was received.

Ground shipment usually takes 2-3 business days anywhere in the continental US via USPS and slightly longer via UPS. International shipments are typically in transit for 10-14 days. 

Failure to provide accurate shipping information to a certified business address will cause a delay in processing and shipping times.

All orders placed outside of the US are subject to customs, duty and reception fees.

If you placed an international order, you are at the will and mercy of customs in your country. They may hold your package for a day, a week, a month or longer. If your package has been held for at least 30 days, contact us directly at to file a claim and have your package resent. Please include your order number with the claim.


Tracking information and shipping details will be automatically sent once the order is fulfilled. USPS and UPS usually update their systems by 6pm or on the next business day.

If you did not receive tracking information for your order, please contact us at and include “Tracking + Your Order #” in the subject line.


We encourage you to open and inspect your package and check for damage as soon as you open the box. If there is damage to your order, we ask that you take a photo of the damaged item and it’s packaging. You must notify us within ten business days of the package being delivered. If you do not contact us to file a report within the allotted time frame, the damaged product becomes non-replacable.


Empire Inks are only available for sale to licensed professional artists working in a shop / studio or to licensed distributors. We do not send packages to residential locations unless arranged prior to the order being placed. Expect a delay in processing time if you ordered to your house instead of your place of employment.

***If you placed an order and are not licensed or your shop/studio cannot be confirmed, your order will be cancelled immediately and your account disabled. You will be charged a 20% or $50 (the smaller amount) service and restocking fee.

We offer wholesale pricing on bulk purchases by qualified suppliers with minimum purchase requirements. We do not sell to third parties. For more information about becoming a licensed distributor, please contact us directly at