Quotation/Estimate Terms and Conditions
Variations within the printed job are normal; these variations include ink density and hue, color, depth of impression, registration, paper size, paper color, sharpness of steel rule cutting, position of round cornering or drilling, and many others. The printer will control these parameters to the best of his ability, but printing is a dynamic process subject to fluctuations.
Experimental Work performed at customer’s request, such as artwork, composition, ink tests, paper tests or material tests will be charged for at current rates.
Drawings, dummies, negatives, reproduction proofs, line castings, and other preparatory materials supplied by the printer will remain his exclusive property, unless otherwise agreed to in writing.
Repairs or changes to materials such as artwork, negatives, plates or dies furnished by the customer will be charged for at current rates. Delays caused by such work are not the responsibility of the printer.
Alterations to the original specifications of this quote may result in extra charges. If work must be redone due to customer’s error or change of mind, the extra work will be charged for at current rates.
Quotes that include materials that must be shipped to the printer, such as paper or dies, include standard turnaround and shipping from the vendor. Rush service and shipping must be requested of the printer by the customer and will be charged for.
Printing plates and dies (foil, embossing, debossing or steel rule) become the property of the customer once they are paid for. If they are stored by the printer for the convenience of the customer, the printer will assume no liability for damage or loss due to fire, heat, humidity, theft, etc. The plates or dies will be destroyed if the customer goes out of business; they will be returned to the customer if the printer goes out of business.
Other property of the customer stored by the printer, such as paper, boxes or ink, is similarly stored at the customer’s risk. The printer assumes no liability for damage or loss because of events beyond his control.
Standing type forms, negatives, and digital files created by the printer will be held for no more than one year, except by special agreement.
Proofs and correction forms will be provided if typesetting has been done by the printer. Corrections, if any, must be indicated on the proof and returned to the printer. The printer is not responsible for errors if the job is printed per the customer’s OK.
Press proofs will be charged at current rates unless the customer is present when the job is made ready on press, so that no press time is lost. If the press must stand idle waiting for a customer’s OK, the lost time will be charged for.
Paper stock furnished by the customer must be flat, square, and in otherwise good condition. Extra time spent because of poor quality paper furnished by the customer will be charged for.
Over-runs and under-runs not to exceed 15% of the amount ordered will constitute an acceptable delivery. An excess or deficiency will be charged or credited to the customer proportionately.
Free pickup and delivery by the printer is provided as soon as possible. Special pickups or deliveries or a second trip will be charged for at current rates.
Cost of Shipping by mail, UPS, FedEx, etc. is not included in the quotation and will be added to the invoice after the cost of shipping has been determined. An appropriate handling charge for packing, crating, palletizing, etc. may be added.
Shipping will be by the least expensive method unless otherwise requested by the customer.
Standard turnaround time is usually 4-6 weeks for complex jobs with new printing plates may take two or three weeks. Turnaround is partly determined by the backlog of work already in progress.
Rush jobs may result in charges for disruption of the normal workflow. These charges will be determined at the time the job is run.