By placing an order with Cardinal e-Quality Ltd., you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. Uploading files onto our website constitutes a Purchase Order and payment commitment for the job you are specifying. By registering online and by placing any orders thereafter you agree to accept all terms and conditions of this agreement and create a legally binding contract with Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. for printing services, and will be responsible for payment in full as outlined in this agreement. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use any portion of this site.
Printing & Cutting
All postcards and business cards are "gang printed." Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. will reproduce colour from digital layouts as closely as possible, but cannot exactly match colour and density because of limitations in the printing process, as well as neighboring image ink requirements. The accuracy of each colour reproduction is guaranteed to be within 85-90% to the press match proof we offer. We accept no responsibility for color variations between submitted images and the actual artwork or product they represent.
ALL files must have an 1/8" bleed all around. A $25 fee may be charged to create a bleed if it has not been incorporated in your files. This fee is solely at our discretion.
Critical type or images must be at least 1/4" from the edge of the card. Cardinal e-Quality Ltd.. is not responsible for type, art or images that are cut off if these guidelines are not followed. Furthermore, it is strongly suggested that you do not use a thin border around your postcard. This may cause an uneven frame around your card. If you desire to have a border, it should be at least 1/4" thick.
Our posted turnaround times begin ONLY after an order has been "received". Orders are considered "received" and are put into production ONLY when the following conditions have been met:
1. An ORDER FORM has been completely filled out online or a sign purchase order has been recieved and an invoice has been generated by Cardinal e-Quality.
2. All files have been correctly submitted, and deemed press ready by our prepress department.
3. If applicable, the customer has approved the online proof and has given the go ahead to proceed with production, and
4. Payment information has been provided or deposit(s) have been recieved.
Please note that our cutoff if 10pm EST. Production will begin the following day for orders recieved after this time. Although we rarely miss production schedules, the printing and pre-press process involves equipment which is subject to malfunctions and/or equipment failure. We will always do everything in our power to make sure that any production problems do not delay your job. However, please note that ALL production and delivery times ARE NOT CONTRACTUAL and no turnaround time can be guaranteed. No verbal or written correspondence by anyone at Cardinal e-Quality Ltd.. can change that. Please try to plan date sensitive materials in a timely maner.
Files are checked on a first come first served basis. If a PDF proof is requested it can take up to around 24 hours before your files are checked due due to the large volume of orders we receive. If your files are set up correctly you will receive an e-mail with a link to your on-line proofs. PDF proofs are meant to check for layout only and not meant to check colours. We also suggest that if your job is coluor critical, you purchase a press match proof. This proof normally costs $80CAD & $65US. Please keep in mind that while we will try our best to match proofs, Cardinal e-Quality Ltd.. DOES NOT GUARANTEE COLOR MATCHING.
Colour Matching and Proofs
To ensure proper colour matching customer must purchase a press match proof. Customer supplied proofs are not acceptable as they are not calibrated to our presses. Jobs without proofs will be printed following generally recognized industry standards. Because of differences in equipment, processing, proofing substrates, paper, inks, pigments, and other conditions between color proofing and production pressroom operations, a reasonable variation in color between color proofs and completed job shall constitute acceptable delivery. Please note that your monitor's calibration affects what you see on your screen. The colors on the printed cards may differ from what you see on your screen. Please keep in mind that while we will try our best to match proofs, Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. DOES NOT GUARANTEE COLOR MATCHING.
In the unlikely event that an error has occurred during the production of a particular job, Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. must be promptly notified of the problem. Claims for defects, damages, shortages must be made by the customer in writing by fax or registered mail within a period of seven (7) days after delivery of all or any part of the order. Failure to make such claim within the stated period shall constitute irrevocable acceptance and an admission the customer is in full compliance with the terms, conditions and specifications outlined herein. In the event of an error in printing, a determination will be made by Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. whether the defect is of such nature as to qualify for a discount or re-print. Our liability should be limited to reprinting of any defective order and in no case will include special or consequential charges, including expenses, rush shipping, profits lost due to damages. This guarantee applies only to defects in workmanship or materials. It does not cover defects in the files submitted for printing. Over runs and under runs are not to exceed 10% of the order.
Unless otherwise specified (in writing at the time the order was placed), we reserve the right to use any item produced by us for print or display promotion. Unless otherwise specified (in writing at the time the order is placed).
We accept cash, money orders, certified/bank checks, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Paypal. Payment shall be whatever was set forth in the quotation or invoice unless otherwise provided in writing. The person placing the order will be personally responsible for any outstanding debt owing. An additional $35.00 fee will be charged for return cheques to original amount. As security for payment for any sum due or to become due under terms of any Agreement, Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. shall have the right, if necessary, to retain possession of and shall have a lien on all customer property in printer's possession including work in process and finished work. The extension of credit or the acceptance of notes, trade acceptance or guarantee of payment shall not affect such security interest and lien.
Once an order has been received and has entered the production cycle, refunds are not allowed. No partial refunds given for work not completed.
Working mechanical art, type, negatives, positives, digital files, flats, plates and other items when supplied by the printer, shall remain his exclusive property unless otherwise agreed in writing. You certify that you own the rights to use the image(s) being reproduced on your postcard. 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.
The printer will maintain fire, extended coverage, vandalism, malicious mischief and sprinkler leakage insurance on all property belonging to the customer while such property is in the printer's possession: printer's liability for such property shall not exceed the amount recoverable from such insurance. Customer's property of extraordinary value shall be insured through mutual agreement.
All orders placed and paid for in Ontario are subject to 5% GST and 8% PST. Orders may be PST Exempt if for resale, and not intended for the company purchasing the product. In this case, you will need to provide your PST exemption certificate (faxed to 519-208-2896). Canadian orders placed and shipped outside of Ontario are subject to 5% GST only.
USA orders are tax exempt. Materials printed in Canada ship duty free to the USA under the NAFTA agreement.
Shipping & Handling
Delays, damage or loss of packages during shipping are the sole responsibility of the carrier providing shipping services. Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. will not be held responsible for any delays, damage or loss of packages caused during shipping. Cardinal e-Quality Ltd. will not be liable for any claims of loss of business or damages due to shipping delays or damage. Each carrier has limited damage liabilities normally at a maximum claim of $100 per shipment.
The customer shall indemnify and hold harmless Cardinal e-Quality from any and all loss, cost, expense, and damages (including court costs and reasonable attorney fees) on account of any and all matter of claims, demands, actions and proceedings that may be instituted against the printer on grounds alleging that the said printing violates any copyrights or any proprietary right of any person, or that it contains any matter that is libelous or obscene or scandalous, or invades any person's right to privacy or other personal rights, except to the extent that the printer contributed to the matter. The customer agrees, at the customer's own expense, to promptly defend and continue the defense of any such claim, demand, action or proceeding that may be brought against the printer, provided that the printer shall promptly notify the customer with respect thereto, and provided further that the printer shall give to the customer such reasonable time as the exigencies of the situation may permit in which to undertake and continue the defense thereof.
Orders for pick-up
It is agreed that all orders that remain in our facility for greater than 3 weeks will be shipped to the client, at their expense. All balances and reasonable shipping and handling costs will be applied to the credit card on file. It is also agreed that there will be no refunds or exchanges for all said products, regardless of circumstances and an uploaded file is considered a purchase order and is non reversible.