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Estimate & Invoices - Terms & Conditions

The following general recommendations and manufacturing tolerances are incorporated into all estimates and invoices along with the BPIF Standard Conditions of Contract Below. General Recommendations / Manufacturing Tolerances 1. Review and Acceptance: Please carefully review the following recommendations before placing your order. Unless Swan Print specifically provides you with advice on your order confirmation, you will be deemed to have accepted these recommendations upon placing your order. 2. Liability Disclaimer: Swan Print accepts no liability for defects in print quality resulting from a failure to follow the below recommendations. If you are unsure about any aspect, please contact your Sales or Customer Services representative for assistance. 3. Pre-Press and Artwork: Swan Print relies on customers to supply print-ready PDFs. We do not visually inspect or pre-flight any supplied PDFs due to the high volume processed daily. The company does not check, amend, or accept liability for customer-supplied artwork, and it is the customer's responsibility to ensure artwork and proofs meet correct specifications. 4. Black Solids: Enhance black solids by adding a 40% tint of cyan. 5. Total Area Coverage (TAC): Combined colour values should not exceed 300 per cent, possibly lower depending on the paper. This TAC applies to colour pictures, with a maximum black of 100 per cent in the darkest areas. 6. Trapping: Light colours on dark backgrounds should be set as knockouts. Black type to be a single colour black and set to overprint. 7. Fine Lettering: Thin lines, rules, and small type sizes should be in a single colour whenever possible. Avoid using 'Hairline' rules. Keep minimum line weight at 0.25pt for solid single colour. 8. Reversed Out Lettering: Minimize colours for reversed out lettering, especially for fonts with fine serifs, to avoid mis-registration issues. 9. Live Matter / Dead Zone: Swan Print recommends a 3mm dead zone on trimmed edges to account for manufacturing variations. 10. PDF Creation: Follow recommended guidance for creating PDFs at 11. Colour Profiles: Apply correct colour profiles / Fogra datasets based on the paper type confirmed for the job. The company does not check, amend, or accept liability for customer-supplied artwork. 12. Ink Rub: Be cautious of ink transfer on press and bindery handling systems, particularly on matt and silk/satin papers. 13. Cracking: To avoid cracking, consider lighter ink coverage along the spine/fold, pre-creasing the cover before stitching/binding, or laminating the outer cover. 14. Folding/Trimming Variation: Allow for machine tolerances resulting in +/- 2mm variation during finishing processes. 15. Perfect Binding Line Ups: Adjust elements running across spreads to avoid image loss into the spine. 16. Shingling: Account for decreasing page width page by page in saddle-stitched publications. 17. Paper Variations: Swan Print cannot take responsibility for variations in coating, grammage, bulk, or opacity due to hygroscopic nature of paper wood fibres. 18. Web Growth: After printing, web text may re-absorb moisture, causing slight growth and protrusion from the sheet-fed cover. 19. Cockling: Allow extra time between printing and binding, especially for perfect-bound A5 work, to avoid wavy appearance near the spine due to paper grain.

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