Terms & Conditions
Terms governing the use of our services
Welcome to PrintBig. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THIS WEB-SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS & CONDITIONS STATED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS STATED BELOW, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THIS WEBSITE. “PrintBig”, reserve the right to change, modify or amend these terms and conditions without notice. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions whenever you use this site.
PRODUCTS and SERVICES
Products and services provided by PrintBig are for your personal use only. You agree to abide by these terms of service and not to use these products and services or related messages for any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
The customer is fully responsible for final proof and layout approval prior to the printing process. Any jobs that have been approved and/or or sent to press cannot be altered or changed due to the nature of the printing process, and no refund will be given.
PrintBig,. or its subsidiaries collectively referred to herein as “PrintBig”, shall NOT be LIABLE for errors in a final product caused by any of the following reasons: Misspelling, Graphics, Bleeds, Grammar, Damaged Fonts, Punctuation, Wrong Cuts, Incorrect or Missing Folds, Die Lines, Crop Marks, Transparency, Overprint, Cracks on Folds, Finished Product Size, Poor Orientation or Alignment.
An online or soft proof is available on request. We strongly urge customers to check the electronic proof of their artwork before submitting the order. No job will be sent to press without your approval.
A soft proof is NOT an accurate colour reproduction of your final printed piece but is the final opportunity for you to check the layout, bleeds, crops and final text. Electronic proofs do not show transparency and over print issues. They also do not show the colour change from RGB or Pantone to CMYK. Therefore, PrintBig will not be liable for colour variation between the proof and the printed product. We will try our best to match the colours of the proof and the printed product but please understand that colour variation differences are inherent inconsistencies of the printing process and we will not be held responsible for it. It is the customer's responsibility to determine if the job is colour critical.
The proof should be checked by you against the original file for possible errors in layout, copy, spacing, punctuation or image placement. You, the Customer are fully responsible for all that is contained in the final approved proof, so please make sure you review it thoroughly.
Under these Terms and Conditions, you agree that you will NOT upload any artwork files consisting of the following material: offensive, indecent or improper material, any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law; and any material that could infringe rights of privacy, publicity, copyrights or other intellectual property rights without the permission of the owner of these rights and the persons who are shown in the material if applicable. We will refuse an order, which in our opinion may be illegal in nature or an infringement on the rights of any third party. You accept full legal liability for the content of material processed and printed on your behalf and under your instructions. We reserve the right to refuse an order without disclosing a reason.
Art Resolution Requirements
All artwork, designs and images must be provided in minimum of 300 DPI and CMYK colour mode. PrintBig is NOT RESPONSIBLE for images printed as fuzzy, distorted or pixilated due to low resolution artwork provided by the customer, especially if it is approved by the customer already. PrintBig is also not responsible for any colour shift that occurs in conversions from RGB to CMYK colour modes.
Our prepress department checks all submitted artwork files before printing, but you are still 100% responsible for the accuracy of your print-ready artwork files and we encourage you to proofread all files carefully before submitting. PrintBig is not responsible for any issues as to orientation or alignment of the pages of your submitted documents. By submitting the artwork, you certify that you have the right to use the image(s) in your artwork files. DO NOT send any "one-of-kind" transparencies, prints or artwork. Although we take every precaution to safeguard your materials, we are NOT responsible for loss or damage of images or artwork. PrintBig is also not responsible for any colour shift that occurs in conversions from RGB to CMYK colour modes. For submitted artwork, please use CMYK colour codes for best printing results.
Bleed and Margin Requirements
Since cutting cannot be guaranteed to be exactly in the same place for a large quantity of print products, you must stretch the background (if there is one) 0.125 inch outside of the trim line on each side (this is called a “bleed”) and place all critical elements (text, images, graphic elements, logos, etc.) 0.125 inch inward on each side from the trim line. Anything left too close to the trim line within 0.125 inch inward or 0.125 inch outward may be cut. Please allow for a cutting tolerance of 0.250 inch. We recommend no borders due to shifting in the cutting process because they may appear uneven. P
Customers must supply artwork so that the two sides (front and back) of the finished product back up correctly. For flat, folded and die-cut work, excluding bound products, all pages are backed up head to head (top of the proof on one side lines with top of proof on other side). The head of one side backs up to the head of the other page on two sided work. PrintBig recommends that you always print the proofs and back them up head to head to make a folding model to ensure that your artwork is set up properly, please do this BEFORE you submit the artwork.
Our automated systems require that art is supplied as a single, multi-page PDF file. Page sorting is the same as when viewing your book; for example: 28-page booklet or brochure PDF: page 1 = outside front cover; page 2 = inside front cover; page 3-26 = subsequent pages; page 27 = inside back cover; page 28 = outside back cover. PrintBig will not be able to proceed with your bound product order unless these requirements are met.
Full colour jobs that contain large solid areas of black ink should have the black set up as CMYK black (20, 20, 20, 100). PrintBig will not be liable for printing a consistent, solid and rich black if artwork is not set up to this specification (rich black should not be used for text because it may cause registration problems).
All information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials are the sole responsibility of the person from which the content originated. By uploading your text and artwork you, the customer, agree to be held entirely responsible for all the content that you send, upload, transmit, or post to PrintBig. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.
You agree not to use our Website to send, upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that contains (i) child pornography or anything indecent, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or vile; (ii) a threat to kidnap or injure a person, a threat to injure the personal property or reputation of another person, a threat to accuse any person of a crime, a threat to inform another that a person has violated any law of the United States, or a threat of blackmail; (iii) any matter advocating or urging treason, insurrection, or forcible resistance to any law of the United States; (iv) any defamatory remarks directed at any other person or company; or (v) any content that infringes the intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of PrintBig or any third party.
PrintBig does not control the content provided by customers and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the Content. Under no circumstances will PrintBig be liable to you in any way for any content you may be exposed to that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable.
You acknowledge that PrintBig does not pre-screen content, but that we have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to remove any content that violates the terms of service or may otherwise be objectionable.
You further acknowledge and agree that PrintBig may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the terms of service; (c) respond to claims that the Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of PrintBig, its users and the public.
Graphic Design Services
By ordering and using our graphic design services, you, the customer, agree that all designs created and revised by employees of Select Graphic & Printing are the sole intellectual property of Select Graphic & Printing, Inc. Therefore, this artwork cannot be released to the customer unless there is a written agreement with payment provided to compensate Select Graphic & Printing for releasing its intellectual property and/or transferring over copyright rights.
ACCOUNT ACCESS and PASSWORDS
You agree that you are responsible for protecting your password and controlling access to your registered account. You agree that you will be responsible for all orders placed or other actions that are taken through your registered account.
All prices and amounts given on PrintBig are in UK pounds.
If a customer purchases any products or services at PrintBig, the customer agrees to fully pay for all charges, including taxes and shipping/handling fees, by credit card or with an approved payment method BEFORE we complete an order. Once a print job has been approved by the customer, no changes are allowed to the artwork files, job characteristics, or printing turnaround time. After a print job has been sent to our prepress department, the customer is responsible for paying the entire amount of that print job along with applicable taxes and shipping/handling fees, unless otherwise agreed upon in advance.
PrintBig charges UK VAT based on orders unless you are tax exempt. If you are tax exempt, you need to send or fax to us your tax exemption certificate at the time of order.
Job Cancellation & Printing Downgrade
A processing fee equal to 15% of the total order amount (minimum of $15) will be charged for each job cancellation and printing downgrade (downgrade in quantity, paper stock, and shipping) if it is requested BEFORE it is sent to the press. Once an order has been sent to the press and/or work has been started, the job CANNOT be changed (job cancellation and printing downgrade not allowed) and there will be NO REFUNDS.
All sales are final. Since we customize each order according to your file and exact specifications, no refunds will be given once PrintBig starts working on your order. Usually, work will begin on your job as soon as we have received your files and payment/or PO. In the event that we have not started working on a specific order or it has not been sent to the press yet, we may allow a partial refund subject to the cancellation processing fee referenced in the paragraph above. However, any labor hours (proofs, graphic design, etc.) or administrative fees (credit card fees, etc.) will be subtracted from your refund. We will not accept any refund requests after 7 days from the date you placed the order.
Limit of Liability
Customers must notify PrintBig within 30 business days of the date of delivery or date of pick-up of any defects discovered in the printed product. 100% of the product must be returned to PrintBig at the customer's expense within 30 days from the date of delivery or date or pick-up. If we accept the claim as valid, PrintBig will reprint the order and ship it back at no cost to the customer. Charges to rush print are non-refundable. PrintBig assumes no liability beyond the price of your order.
Errors that we are not responsible for include, but are not limited to: Any spelling, graphics, grammar, punctuation, bleed, orientation/alignment, folding mistakes that are approved by the customer. We are not responsible for damaged fonts, wrong cuts, die lines, crop marks, transparency, overprint, cracks on folds, or finished product size because these inconsistencies are inherent to the printing process.
Each order placed through PrintBig is a contract between the customer making the order and PrintBig. The fact that you have made an order on behalf of a third party does not absolve you of liability to PrintBig. Any decision by a third party not to accept printed items or to cancel the order with you does not affect your liability to PrintBig.
Marketing Promotions and Discounts
Please Note: All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. No adjustments will be made after an order is placed. Check our home page for updated online prices. Special Offers are not valid for previous purchases before the promotion start date or after the promotion expiration date. Our promotions apply to printing charges only. Custom quotes, mailing postage, shipping charges and sales tax, etc. are excluded from our discounted offers. Multiple promotions and discounts cannot be combined.
Turnaround time on printing orders begins once full payment has been received for your order, AND your print-ready files have been uploaded to your account, attached to your printing job, and approved for printing.
For printing jobs that do not have complete digital source files provided or have submitted files that are not print-ready (and causes a delay), printing turnaround begins when we have your print-ready file(s), not from when the order was first submitted.
All jobs with standard turnaround times submitted and approved before 9am PST on any given working business day will begin production (day 1 of turnaround time) that day. If the order is submitted and approved after 9am PST on any business day, the job will begin production (day 1 of turnaround time) the following business day. If the job is submitted and approved on a weekend, the job will begin production on the next business day.
The estimated production turnaround on this site is based on the typical number of hours or days that a print job requires to complete under normal circumstances, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. PrintBig is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, so these days are not considered when calculating printing turnaround time.
In addition, while Production Turnaround includes printing, cutting, and binding, it does not include mailing or shipping transit times. If you are having the order shipped, you should allow additional business days for delivery based on the shipping method you select.
Annual PrintBig non-production dates: New Years day on January 1, Christmas on December 25 and Boxing day December 26th.
We will not refund a job based on turnaround time. If you have a time-sensitive job, please be sure to notify us. Cancellation of a job based on turnaround time is permitted ONLY if the Printbig agrees to these terms in writing as a condition when the customer places the order.
Low Quality Artwork
If we deem that submitted artwork is low-quality (i.e. low resolution) which will cause low quality prints, we may put your job ON HOLD until you re-submit and re-approve new artwork. This time is NOT INCLUDED in the turnaround time. Furthermore, the customer is 100% responsible if the artwork they submit is low quality, and in turn, the products produced are low-quality.
No refund on shipping charges will be allowed on any job once it has shipped.
PrintBig ships jobs via various couriers. Our responsibility is limited to preparing your printing order and delivering it to the courier collection point..
Once a package is shipped, PrintBig is not responsible and will not be liable for late or damaged packages during the shipping process.
Please keep in mind that shipping transit time is based on the number of business days in transit and does not include weekends, holidays, or the day the package is picked up by UPS. Arrival dates are only estimates because they can be subject to unforeseen delays in transit.
PrintBig is not responsible for any delays in shipping and we will not upgrade the shipping method to accommodate a missed estimated ship date. Customers may feel free to upgrade the shipping method before we ship at their own expense.
If a package is not delivered due to an error made by the customer in submitting the proper shipping address, PrintBig will reship the package with corrected address and charge an additional non-refundable shipping/handling fee for the shipment.
Pick-up orders will be kept for 30 days from the delivery of the pick-up notification by email.
If the order has not been picked up from PrintBig 's facility within 30 days, it will be shipped directly to the customer, and customer will be billed for applicable shipping charges.
PrintBig reserves the right to show customers samples of any products we have printed and/or designed.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE
PrintBig reserves the right to cancel or otherwise refuse print jobs it deems are obscene or offensive, including but not limited to pornographic materials. PrintBig reserves the right to charge the customer for services rendered up to the point that the job was cancelled.
You, the User, acknowledge that all content included on the PrintBig website, including without limitation, the information, data, software, photographs, graphs, typefaces, graphics, images, illustrations, maps, designs, icons, written and other material and compilations are intellectual property and copyrighted works of Printbig and/or its subsidiaries or the copyrighted property of Printbig. has licensed such property, without the written consent of Printbig and/or its various third-party providers. It is strictly prohibited to use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, or transmit any content to or from the PrintBig Website, in all forms, media and technologies. It is also prohibited to use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Website pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of the owner.
You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify any trademarks, service marks, or logos (including words, names, and designs) that are not owned by you or licensed to you onto materials and merchandise to be printed with PrintBig. You shall not use unlicensed copyrighted materials from photographers, artists, publishers, composers, writers, and other authors of original works where the copyright owner's exclusive rights prohibit the reproduction of any original work. PrintBig policy strictly prohibits the use of explicit language or pornography on printed materials and merchandise.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PrintBig, their employees and affiliates against any and all claims, damages, legal fees, costs and expenses arising from or related to your use of the Site or related to customer-submitted content. You also certify that you own rights to or have a license for the content or image(s) being used in your order.
Transfer of Title
Once PrintBig ships the order, the customer agrees that ownership and responsibility of the printed products transfer to the customer. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
For any product that is to be provided to the customer in an electronic format, the customer agrees that delivery of such product shall be deemed to have occurred at the time we transmit the product via email or other electronic communication addressed to the customer.
Disclaimer of Warranties
PrintBig makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of the use of this Website in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, etc. to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. PrintBig also will not be liable for any interruptions in the availability or use of this Website.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Printbig, employees, or affiliates be liable for any injury, death, loss, claim, accident, delay, or any other direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or related to this Website, or the information contained within it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall PrintBig be liable for any damages or consequences arising from or related to your inappropriate or unauthorised use of the Site or its content.
By creating an account or purchasing an order through PrintBig, you agree to receive emails related to the status of your account or purchase order, including job status changes, job shipment, or job related warnings such as delays or art issues. You cannot unsubscribe to these emails because they are necessary to facilitate communication between PrintBig and its customers.
You agree to promptly update your membership or registration information (if applicable) in order to keep it current, complete and accurate. PrintBig is not responsible for email notifications that are redirected or not received in the inbox due to an incorrect email provided by the customer, or customer's email filter settings that do not allow acceptance of our emails, or any other technical difficulties beyond our control.
E-mail notifications are provided as a courtesy to the customer, however, it remains the customer's responsibility to check their "My Account" page or contact a Customer Service Representative for the status on their order.
Periodic newsletters, product specials, promotions, sales, coupons and time-sensitive offers are only sent to those who sign up to receive our newsletter and provide their email addresses. You have the option to unsubscribe from these services at any time.
You may only use this Site to make legitimate requests to purchase the products or services offered and shall not use this Site to make any speculative, false or fraudulent requests. You may not use robots or other automated means to access this Site, unless specifically permitted by PrintBig. You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of your use of this Site.
It is a violation of law to place a request in a false name or with an invalid credit card. Please be aware that even if you do not give us your real name, your web browser sends a unique Internet address to us that can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Fraudulent users may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
PrintBig allows the user to electronically copy and/or print hard-copy portions of this Site for the sole purpose of using this Site as a shopping resource. Any other use of materials or content on this Site, including reproduction for a purpose other than that noted above without prior written consent of PrintBig is prohibited.
All comments, feedback, suggestions and ideas submitted, copied, or sent to our email address become and remain the exclusive property of PrintBig. You relinquish all rights to such comments, feedback, suggestions, and ideas. These may be used and quoted by PrintBig in any medium for any purpose anywhere without obtaining your consent. PrintBig is not obligated to pay the person who commented any compensation for any of the comments submitted if we choose to publish the comments and the first name and first initial of the last name of the person who commented. You agree you will be solely responsible for the content of any comments you make.
Modifications/Termination of Usage
PrintBig reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the user. PrintBig shall not be liable to users or any third party should it exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. User acknowledges and accepts that PrintBig does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to our Website, and operation of our Website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.
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