Terms and Conditions


COST VARIATION - Quotations are based on the current costs of production and are valid for sixty days. Thereafter they will be subject to revision and confirmation.

VALUE ADDED TAX - Abbot Print shall be entitled to charge the amount of any V.A.T. payable whether or not included in the quotation or invoice.

PRELIMINARY WORK - Work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise, at customer's request will be charged.

PROOFS - Author's corrections, including alterations in style, and the cost of additional proofs necessitated by such corrections will be charged extra. Proofs may be submitted for customer's approval, and in that event no responsibility will be accepted for any errors in them not corrected by the customer.


(a)  Delivery of work shall be accepted when tendered and thereupon or on notification that the work has been completed payments shall become due. Should expedited delivery be agreed and necessitate overtime or other additional cost, an extra charge may be made.

(b) Should work be suspended at the request of or delayed through any default of the customer for a period of 28 days Abbot Print shall then be entitled to payment for work already carried out and material specifically ordered.

(c) Disputes arising from any invoice must be made in writing to Abbot Print within ten days of receipt of that invoice.

OWNERSHIP - Until payment in full to Abbot Print, the goods shall remain the property of Abbot Print but the risk therein and all liability to third parties in respect thereof shall pass to the buyer on delivery.


(a) Abbot Print shall not accept returned goods for Credit unless such return has been authorised in writing and the goods are received by Abbot Print in good condition and Abbot Print reserves the right whether to accept the return of the goods or whether to rectify the goods or whether to issue a Credit Note in respect thereof.

(b) The Purchaser shall unless otherwise stated be responsible for the cost of Carriage and insurance in respect of all goods returned by the Purchaser to Abbot Print for service or Credit which goods shall be at the risk of the Purchaser until actual receipt thereof by Abbot Print.

(c) Abbot Print reserves the right to make a handling charge for returned goods of up to 20% of the value of the goods returned.

CLAIMS - Claims arising from damage, delay, or partial loss of goods in transit must be made in writing to Abbot Print and the carrier so as to reach them within three days of delivery and claims for non-delivery within 28 days of despatch of the goods. All other claims must be made to Abbot Print within ten days of delivery.


(a) Abbot Print shall not be liable for indirect loss or third party claims occasioned by delay in completing the work or for any loss to the customer arising from delay in transit.

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

STORAGE - Customer's white and printed stock not required for delivery will be charged storage unless otherwise agreed.


(a) Metal, computer files, film glass and other materials prepared and used by Abbot Print in the production of type, plates, moulds, stereotypes, filmsetting negatives, positives, and the like shall remain the exclusive property of Abbot print.

(b) Copies of artwork, logo, or files may be supplied at customers request, electronically or in hard copy. In all cases a charge will be levied for this service.

CUSTOMER'S PROPERTY - Customer's property and all property supplied to Abbot Print by or on behalf of the customer will be held, worked on, and carried at customer’s risk.


(a) Abbot Print 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.

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

(c) Quantities of materials supplied shall be adequate to cover normal wastage in printing and processing.

GENERAL LIEN - Without prejudice to other remedies, Abbot Print 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 on 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. The goods shall remain the property of Abbot Print until they are paid for in full.


(a) Abbot Print shall not be required to print any matter which in his opinion is or may be of an illegal nature.

(b) Abbot Print shall be indemnified by the customer in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of any libelous matter printed for the customer or an infringement of copyright, patent or design.

AVAILABILITY OF GOODS - Abbot Print will use his best endeavours to comply with the date named for despatch or delivery which date is given and intended as an estimate only and is not to be of the essence of the Contract.

FORCE MAJEURE - Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by Abbot Print 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 Abbot Print's control.

LAW - These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Law of England.

OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS - An account will be defined as outstanding after a lapsed time of 28 days from date of invoice. Abbot Print reserves the right to charge compound interest on any outstanding accounts at the rate of 2 per cent per month for each month or part month that remains outstanding.

LEGAL COSTS - Abbot Print reserves the right to charge any legal and other costs incurred in placing any outstanding accounts into the hands of our Trade Collection Agency or solicitors.

PLACEMENT OF AN ORDER is taken as implicit acceptance of these terns and conditions, no other terms and conditions may be taken to apply to transactions with Abbot Print unless explicitly agreed to in writing by Abbot Print.

DISHONOURED CHEQUES - Bank charges incurred by Abbot Print when cheques issued in payment to Abbot Print are dishonoured due to lack of funds will be charged on to the issuer with an administration charge of £10.00.

MINIMUM MONTHLY PAYMENT - In any month in which goods or services are supplied by Abbot Print on a credit account a minimum billing of £25 plus VAT may, at the sole discretion of Abbot Print, be applied if the total value of the goods purchased is less than £25 plus VAT.