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Terms & Conditions

The following terms & conditions govern your use of our services and your agreement to be bound by them.

1. Price Variation

Estimates are based on current costs of production and, unless otherwise agreed, are subject to amendment on or at any time after acceptance to meet any rise or fall in costs. All prices are print costs only, any additional work i.e. artwork design ect. will be charged additional to the print price quoted.

2. Tax

All products are subject to V.A.T. which will be added upon production of Invoice at the rate applicable at time of Invoice. V.A.T. can be amended to meet any rise or fall at any time during production of said products.

3. Preliminary Work

All work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise, at the customer's request shall be charged.

4. Copy

A charge may be made to cover any additional work involved where copy supplied is not clear and legible.

5. Proofs

Proofs of all work including photographs may be submitted for the customer' s approval and shall incur no liability for any errors not corrected by the Customer in proofs so submitted. Not withstanding any error/errors that may appear in the printing, if those errors appear in the final approved proof, the liability shall rest in full with the Customer who will be obliged to accept the said goods and pay the account in full. Customer's alterations and additional proofs necessitated thereby shall be charged extra. When style, type or layout is left to judgement, changes therefrom made by the Customer shall be charged extra.

6. Copyright

Unless negotiated and agreed in writing, the copyright of General Artwork, Commissioned Artwork and Illustrations belong to, may use any artwork or printing produced by itself for the purposes of promoting itself. The customer shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary authority to reproduce pictures, artwork, photographs, etc. The customer will indemnify from any claim arising thereof. Any material produced (and the copyright thereof) by whether speculatively or by specific commission and whether paid for, or not shall remain the property of and shall not in any way be reproduced or otherwise used without written permission.

7. Company Imprint

Unless otherwise specifically requested in writing all work may carry our company imprint which will be positioned at our discretion.

8. Delivery and Payment

  1. Delivery of work shall be accepted when tendered and thereupon or, if earlier, on notification that the work has been completed the ownership shall pass and payment shall become due.
  2. In certain cases reserves the right and without prejudice to insist on payment being received and funds being cleared prior to commencement of work.
  3. Should expedited delivery be agreed an extra charged may be made to cover any overtime or any other additional costs involved.
  4. Should work be suspended at the request of or delayed through any default by the customer for a period of 30 days, shall then be entitled to payment for work already carried out, materials specially ordered and other additional costs including storage.
  5. Full payment of all printed Basestocks lies fully with the customer if aforesaid Basestocks are deemed obsolete or are no longer required for whatever reason.
  6. The responsibility for the collection/delivery of the goods lies with the Customer. Any carriage charge incurred by will be passed on to the Customer and will be added to the final Invoice unless otherwise stated on a written quotation.

9. Completion Dates will endeavour in all cases to meet completion dates. However cannot due to the nature of the process guarantee or accept any liability or consequential loss or claims arising from such a completion date not being met, other than to the extent of the refund of any premium charges which have been levied.

10. Variation in Quantity

Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but estimates are conditional upon margins of 5% for work in one colour only and 10% for other work being allowed for overs or shortage. (4% and 8% respectively for quantities exceeding 50,000).

11. Claims

Advice of damage, delay or partial loss of goods in transit or of non-delivery must be given in writing to the within three clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery within 14 days of dispatch of the goods) and any claim in respect thereof must be made in writing to within seven clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 28 days of dispatch). All other claims must be made in writing to within 28 days of delivery. shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with.

12. Liability shall not be liable for any loss to the customer arising from delay in transit not caused by the company.

13. Standing Material

  1. Metal and other materials owned by and used by them in the production of plates, film-setting, negatives, positive and the like shall remain our exclusive property. Such items when supplied by the customer shall remain the customer's property.
  2. Lithographic or together work may be effaced immediately after the order is executed unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event, rent may be charged.

14. Customer's Property

  1. Except in the case of a customer who is not contracting in the course of a business or holding himself out as doing so, customer's property and all property supplied to by or on behalf of the customer shall while it is in the possession of or in transit to or from the customer be deemed to be at customer's risk unless otherwise agreed and the customer should insure accordingly.
  2. shall be entitled to make a reasonable charge for the storage of any customer's property left in the companies possession before receipt of the order or after notification to the customer of completion of the work.

15. Materials Supplied by the Customer

  1. may reject any paper, plates or other materials supplied or specified by the customer which appear to be unsuitable. Additional cost incurred if materials are found to be unsuitable during production may be charged except that if the whole or any part of such additional cost could have been avoided but for unreasonable delay by the reseller in ascertaining the unsuitability of the materials then that amount shall not be charged to the customer.
  2. Where materials are so supplied or specified, will take every care to secure the best results, but responsibility will not be accepted for imperfect work caused by defects in or unsuitability of materials so supplied or specified.
  3. Quantities of materials supplied shall be adequate to cover normal spoilage.

16. Credit Terms

For invoices not settled within the agreed credit terms of 28 days, reserves the right to charge interest on the overdue debt at 2% above the HSBC base rate at the time and any administration fee to cover the debt recovery costs.

17. Insolvency

If the customer ceases to pay their debts in the ordinary course of business or cannot pay their debts as they become due or being a company is deemed to be unable to pay its debts or has a winding-up petition issued against it or being a person commits an act of bankruptcy or has a bankruptcy petition issued against them, without prejudice to other remedies shall (i) have the right not to proceed further with the contract or any other work for the customer and be entitled to charge for work already carried out (whether completed or not) and materials purchased for the customer, such charge to be an immediate debt due to him, and (ii) in respect of all unpaid debts due from the customer have a general lien on all goods and property in their possession (whether worked on or not) and shall be entitled on the expiration of 14 days' notice to dispose of such goods or property in such manner and at such price as they think fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts.

18. Illegal Matter

  1. shall not be required to print any matter which in his opinion is or may be of an illegal or libellous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights or any third party.
  2. shall be indemnified by the customer in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of any libellous matter or any infringement of copyright, patent, design of or any other proprietary or personal rights contained in any material printed for the customer. The indemnity shall extend to any amounts paid on a lawyer's advice in settlement of any claim.

19. Full Colour and Spot Colour Printing

Every effort will be made to obtain the best possible reproduction on customer's work but because of the nature of the processes involved, shall not be required to guarantee an exact match in colour or texture between the customer's photograph, transparency, proof or electronic graphic file and the printed article. strongly recommends that all work must be approved by means of a colour proof before commencement of any print. The customer must be aware that a colour proof is a guide to the finished print but is in no way an exact match. cannot take any responsibility for artwork supplied that when reproduced in print does not match customers interpretation.

20. Force Majeure shall be under no liability if they are unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond their control including (without limiting the foregoing) Act of God, legislation, war, fire, flood, drought, failure of power supply, lock-out, strike or other action taken by employees in contemplation or furtherance of a dispute or owing to any inability to procure materials required for the performance of the contract. During the continuance of such a contingency the customer may by written notice to the reseller elect to terminate the contract and pay for work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.

21. Law

These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England.