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 reasonable rise or fall in such costs.
Value added tax (currently an additional 20%) may have to be added to the price in line with the current policy of H M Customs and Excise.
All work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise, at customer's request shall be charged.
A charge may be made to cover any additonal work involved where artwork/copy supplied is not clear and legible or electronic files supplied are damaged or otherwise unsuitable.
Proofs of all work may be submitted for customer's approval and the printer 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 the printer's judgement, changes therefrom made by the customer shall also be charged extra. See also Delivery below...
If required, in whole or in part (e.g. as samples), delivery is chargable extra to the price. Our minimum postage and packing charge for sending proofs is currently £3.00 within the UK and £5.00 outside.
Unless a full or partial (50%) credit account has been setup and authorised by the printer, all work must be paid for in advance of delivery or collection.
Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but estimates are conditional upon margins of 5% for work in black and 10% for work involving colour being allowed for overs or shortage to be charged or deducted from the price.
Advice of damage, delay or partial loss of goods in transit or of non-delivery must be given in writing to the printer and the carrier within three clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 28 days of dispatch of the goods) and any claim in repect thereof must be made in writing to the printer and the carrier within seven clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 42 days of dispatch). All other claims must be made in writing to the printer within 28 days of delivery. The printer 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 (a) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (b) advice (where required) was given and the claim made as soons as reaonably possible.
The printer shall not be liable for any loss to the customer arising from delay in transit not caused by the printer.
Standing material owned by the printer and used by him in the production (e.g. plates, film etc., or as electronic files created to complete the job) shall remain his exlusive property. Such items when supplied by the customer shall remain the customer's property. Unless otherwise advised by the customer, the printer will (as a service to the customer) retain all such materials (electronic or otherwise) associated with the job for a reasonable length of time for which there is usually no charge.
The printer may reject any paper 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. Where materials are so supplied or specifed, the printer 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. Quantities of materials supplied shall be adequate to cover normal spoilage.
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, the printer without prejudice to other remedies shall: a) have the right not to proceed further with the contract or any other work for the customer and be entitleed to charge for work already carried out (whether completed or not) and materials purchases for the customer, such charge to be an immediate debt due to him, and (b) in repect of all unpaid debts due from the customer 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.
The printer shall not be required to print any matter which in his opiion is or may be of an illegal or libellous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights of any third party. The printer shall be indemnified by the customer in respect of any claims, cost and expenses arising out of any libellous matter or any infringement of copyright, patent, design or of 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.
The printer shall be under no liability if he shall be unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond hs control including (withouth 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 printer elect to terminate the contract and pay for work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.
These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, Spartan Press Music Publishers Limited being a company registered in London № 2493809.
We also offer Music Typesetting.