A very specialized service we offer deals with contracts.
When a publisher hires a printer, they usually sign a contract or
agree to what’s known as a Printing Agreement. This document
is usually written by the printer, and in most cases, protects
This Agreement should be modified by the Publisher to protect them
from non-performance by the printer. You are hiring them to perform
a very critical aspect of your publishing needs: the printing, binding
and distribution of your products. It is a binding document that
outlines the services provided, the prices agreed to, production
schedules, length of the Agreement, terms of reconciliation for any
dispute, payment terms, discounts, and a wide array of other legalese.
We either offer recommended amendments to these Agreements directly
to the Publisher or work with their own legal counsel. Many organizations,
particularly associations, have legal counsel who may not be intimately
knowledgeable of the publishing and printing industries. we work with
them in drafting an Agreement that protects them.
- We make sure that there are escape, or termination, clauses that
the Publisher can take comfort in knowing they will not be locked
into an agreement they become unhappy with.
- We make sure it is written in an easy-to-understand format and
not loaded with confusing legalese.
- We make sure the Agreement spells out all expectations the Publisher
has regarding the printer’s performance and remedies if
they are not met.
- We address customer-supplied materials and their related needs
for storage and insurance.
We have over two decades of experience in buying printing and negotiating
contracts and can immediately apply that experience to my client’s
needs. There is no need to “reinvent the wheel” and
learn the hard way. Benefit from this service and know that you
When you hire a printer, you are also hiring a distributor. Distribution
services are also defined and agreed to.
Your printer is the “other half” of your publishing
operations. Make sure they perform in achieving your goals and priorities.
Their failure to perform can cause significant damage to relationships
with your advertisers and readers.
Protect them and yourself by constructing
a solid agreement.
Contact me and we can perform a simple review of your Agreement
to see if you need to strengthen it’s language. This is
a absolute must if you are currently, or soon to be, in contract