Terms and Conditions

1. COST VARIATION

Quotations are based on the current costs of production and are subject to amendment by the printer on or at any time after acceptance to meet any rise or fall in such costs.

2. TAX

The printer shall be entitled to charge the amount of any value added tax or similar tax payable whether or not included on the quotation or invoice.

3. PRELIMINARY WORK

Work carried out whether experimentally or otherwise, at the client's request will be charged.

4. PROOFS

Author's corrections on and after first proof, including alterations in style, will be charged extra. Proofs of all work may be submitted for client's approval, and no responsibility will be accepted for any errors in proofs passed by him or where, in the interests of speed and for straightforward work, the client authorises the printer to print without his prior approval of a proof.

5. DELIVERY

a) Delivery of work shall be accepted when tendered and thereupon or on notification that the work has been completed the ownership shall pass only when the account has been settled.

b) Should expedited delivery be agreed and necessitate overtime or other additional cost, an extra charge may be made.

c) Should work be suspended at the request of or delayed through any default of the client for a period of 30 days the printer shall then be entitled to payment for work already carried out and materials specially ordered.

d) Upon notification that the completed job is ready, the client will collect the goods and pay for them unless he holds an account with the printer.

6. VARIATIONS IN QUANTITY

Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but quotations are conditional upon margins of 5% for work in one colour only and 10% for other work being allowed for overs or shortage, the same to be charged or deducted.

7. CLAIMS & INVOICING

Claims arising from damage, delay or partial loss of goods in transit must be made in writing to the printer and the carrier so as to reach them within three days of delivery and claims for non-delivery within 10 days of despatch of the goods. All other claims relating to the goods or the associated invoice for those goods must be made in writing to the printer within 10 days of receipt of the invoice.

8. LIABILITY

a) The printer shall not be liable for indirect loss or third party claims occasioned by delay in completing the work or for any loss to the client arising from delay in transit.

b) Where work is defective for any reason, including negligence, the printer's liability (if any) shall be limited to rectifying such defect.

9. STANDING MATTER

a) All Media used by the printer in the production of type, plates, moulds, stereotypes, electrotypes, film setting, negatives, positives and the like shall remain his exclusive property.

b) Type may be distributed and lithographic, photogravure or other work effaced immediately after the order has been executed unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event, rent may be charged.

10. CLIENT'S PROPERTY

Client's property and all property supplied to the printer by or on behalf of the client will be held, worked on, and carried at client's risk.

11. MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY CLIENT

a) The printer may reject any paper, plates or other materials supplied or specified by the client which appear to him to be unsuitable. Additional cost incurred if materials are found to be unsuitable during production may be charged.

b) Where materials are so supplied or specified, responsibility for defective work will not be accepted by the printer unless this is due to his failure to use reasonable skill and care.

c) Quantities of materials supplied shall be adequate to cover normal spoilage.

12. GENERAL LIEN

The printer shall in respect of unpaid debts due from the client have a general lien on all goods and property in his hands and shall be entitled on the expiration of 14 days' notice to dispose of such goods or property as he thinks fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts.

13. ILLEGAL MATTER

a) The printer shall not be required to print any matter which in his opinion is or may be of any illegal or libellous nature.

b) The printer shall be indemnified by the client in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of any libellous matter printed for the client or any infringement of copyright, patent or design.

14. PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS

A contract for the printing of periodical publications may not be terminated by either party unless written notice is given as follows: Weekly - One Month

Fortnightly - Two Months

Monthly - Three Months

Quarterly - Six Months

Nevertheless the printer may terminate any such contract forthwith should any sum due thereunder remain unpaid.

15. FORCE MAJEURE

Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by the printer or to such variation as he may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies, or as a result of any Act of God, War, Strike, Lockout or other labour dispute, Fire, Flood, Drought, Legislation or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the printer's control.

16. LAW

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

17. PAYMENT TERMS

Trade Customers

Thanks for your business; payment is due now.

Account Customers

If you have an agreed credit account with us, we ask that you settle this invoice withing 21 working days of the invoice date.There will be interest of 1.5% per month charged on late payments.