Standard Conditions and Recognised Customs of the Printing Trade as
issued by the British Federation of Master Printers
Work produced whether experimentally or otherwise, at customer’s request will be charged for.
Author’s corrections on and after the first proof, including alterations in style, will be charged extra. Proofs of all work may be submitted for customer’s approval, and no responsibility will be accepted for any errors in proofs which may be passed by him.
Delivery and Payment
In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, goods will be delivered when completed and payment for the goods shall be made against delivery.
Should delivery work be required sooner than the normal time requisite for its proper production, every effort will be made to secure freedom from defects, but reasonable allowance must be made by the customer in such cases. Should such delivery necessitate overtime being worked or other additional cost being incurred, a charge will be made to cover the increased cost.
Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but owing to the difficulty in producing exact quantities, quotations are conditional upon a margin of 5% (in colour work 10%) being allowed for overs or shortage, the same to be charged for or deducted.
Any complaint must be made within ten days of receipt of goods.
Standing Matter and Printer’s Materials
Type may be distributed and/or lithographic, photogravure, or other work affected immediately after the order is executed, unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event, rent shall be paid unless any other specific arrangement has been made.
Customer’s property when supplied will be held at customer’s risk. Every care will be taken to secure the best results where materials are supplied by customers, but responsibility will not be accepted for imperfect work caused by defects in or unsuitability of materials so supplied.
The printers shall not be required to print any matter which in their opinion is of an illegal nature.
In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, quotations are given upon the condition that not less than three months notice is given to terminate the contract for the printing of monthly pubilications, and not less than one months notice in the case of weekly publications.
Responsibility will not be accepted for consequential loss or damage occasioned by errors or by delay in delivery.
Every effort will be made to carry out any contract based on a quotation, but the due performance of it is subject to variation or cancellation owing to an Act of God, War, Strikes, Lock-outs, Fire, Flood, Drought or any other cause beyond control, or owing to inability to procure materials or articles except at increased prices due to any of the foregoing causes.
Quotations are based on the current cost of production (materials, working hours and wages), and are subject to amendment on or after acceptance to meet any recognised rise or fall in such cost.
Value Added Tax
The printer shall be entitled to charge the amount of any value added tax payable whether or not included on the quotation or invoice.
Without prejudice to other remedies, the printer shall in respect of all unpaid debts due from the customer have a general lien on all goods and property in his possession (whether worked or not) 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 any proceeds towards such debts.
These Conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of Scotland.
Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
1. Nett monthly payment is due on the last day of the month following month of invoice.
2. Interest will be charged on overdue accounts at 2% per month on the outstanding balance from the due date until payment.
3. Discrepancies in deliveries or damaged goods must be notified to us verbally within 24 hours of delivery and in writing within 5 days.
4. Title–Title to the goods shall not pass to the customer until full payment has been made, and in the case of non-payment by the due date the supplier
shall (without prejudice to his right to seek payment of the price and interest) be entitled to repossess the goods without notice.