1. PRICE VARIATIONS – 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 such costs.
2. TAX – We reserve the right to charge the amount of any value added tax payable whether or not included on the estimate or invoice.
3. PRELIMINARY WORK – All work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise,at 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 may be submitted for customer’s approval and we shall incur no liability for any errors not corrected by the customer in proofs so submitted.
Customer’s alterations and additional proofs necessitated thereby shall be charged extra.
When style, type or layout is left to our judgement, changes therefrom made by the customer shall be charged extra.
6. DELIVERY AND PAYMENT – (a) Delivery of work shall be accepted when tendered and thereupon or, if earlier, on notification that the work has been completed, payment shall become due.
(b) Unless otherwise specified the price quoted is for delivery of the work to the customer’s address as set out in the estimate. A charge may be made to cover any extra costs involved for delivery to a different address.
(c) Should expedited delivery be agreed, an extra may be charged to cover any overtime or any other additional costs involved.
(d) Should work be suspended at the request of, or delayed through any default of the customer for a period of 30 days we shall then be entitled to payment for work already carried out, materials specially ordered and other additional costs including storage.
(e) The ownership and property in all work or materials not being materials supplied by or on behalf of the customer which are the subject of this Contract whether subsequently worked on or not shall remain our property until all monies under this or any other
Contract between us and the customer are paid in full by the customer.
(f ) The customer shall be fully responsible for any loss or damage to work or materials which are the subject of this Contract from the moment of delivery by us until such time as the ownership and property passes to the customer in accordance with the preceding sub-condition.
(g) The customer shall make payment in full on or before the due date. Credit terms will be agreed at the time of opening the account.
We reserve the right to charge interest at the rate of 2% above bank base rate on all overdue amounts. Further, the customer will be liable for all costs incurred in the collection of overdue amounts on a full indemnity basis.
7. VARIATIONS IN QUANTITY – Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but estimates are conditional upon margins of 10 per cent being allowed for overs or shortage the same to be charged or deducted.
8. CLAIMS – Advice of damage, delay or partial loss of goods in transit or of non-delivery must be given in writing to us and the carrier within three clear days of delivery (or, in the case of nondelivery, within 28 days of despatch of the goods) and any claim in respect thereof must be made in writing to us and the carrier within seven clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 42 days of despatch). All other claims must be made in writing to us within 28 days of delivery. We shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with except in any particular case where the customer proves that (i) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (ii) advice (where required) was given and the claim made as soon as reasonably possible.
9. LIABILITY – We shall not be liable for any loss to the customer arising from delay in transit not caused by us.
10. STANDING MATERIAL – (a) Metal, film, glass and other materials owned by us and used by us in the production of type, plates, moulds, stereotypes, electrotypes, filmsetting, negatives, positives and the like shall remain our exclusive property. Such items when supplied by the customer shall remain the customer’s property.
(b) Lithographic and other 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.
11. CUSTOMER’S PROPERTY – (a) Except in the case of a customer who is not contracting in the course of a business nor holding himself out as doing so, customer’s property and all property supplied to us by or on behalf of the customer shall while it is in the possession of us 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.
(b) We shall be entitled to make a reasonable charge for the storage of any customer’s property left with us before receipt of the order or after notifi cation to the customer of completion of the work.
12. MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY THE CUSTOMER – (a) We may reject any paper, plates or other materials supplied or specified by the customer which appear to him 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 printer in ascertaining the unsuitability of the materials then that amount shall not be charged to the customer.
(b) Where materials are so supplied or specified, we 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.
(c) Quantities of materials supplied shall be adequate to cover normal spoilage.
13. LIEN – The Company shall in respect of all unpaid debts due from the customer under the same or any other contract have a general lien over goods and property of the customer in its possession although such goods or some of them have been paid for and shall after expiration of 14 days notice to the customer be entitled to dispose of such goods and property as it deems fi t and apply the proceeds towards such debts.
14. INSOLVENCY – If the customer ceases to pay his debts in the ordinary course of business or cannot pay his 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 him, we will 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 his 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 he thinks fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts.
15. ILLEGAL MATTER – (a) We shall not be required to print any matter which in our opinion is or may be of an illegal or libellous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights of any third party.
(b) We shall be indemnifi ed by the customer in respect of any damages, penalties, claims, costs and expenses arising out of any libellous matter or any infringement of copyright, patent, trademark, design or of any other proprietary or personal rights, or which constitute the tort of passing off , 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.
16. PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS – A contract for the printing of a periodical publication may not be terminated by either party unless 13 weeks notice in writing is given in the case of periodicals produced monthly or more frequently or 26 weeks notice in writing is given in the case of other periodicals. Notice may be given at any time but wherever possible should be given after completion of work on any one issue. Nevertheless we may terminate any such contract forthwith should any sum due thereunder remain unpaid.
17. FORCE MAJEURE – We shall be under no liability if he shall be unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond his control including (without limiting the foregoing) Act of God, legislation, war, fire, flood, drought, failure of power supply, lockout, 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 us elect to terminate the contract and pay for work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.
18. LAW – These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England.