TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE ORDERING

GUARANTEE

We are extremely proud of the quality of our work.  It is our goal to make you proud to wear it, or sell it, or give it away, or hang it on your wall.  We treat each print run like the finished product is our own.  From the start of your order through delivery of the final goods we strive to make the process clear and simple while paying thorough attention to all details.  If we make a mistake that falls outside the policies on these pages we will reprint your order within ten business days.

QUOTES

All quotes are good for 30 days unless stated otherwise.  We try to be as accurate as possible in our quotes, but we are relying on the information you provide while calculating them.  That said, the initial quote is subject to changes upon seeing the finalized artwork.

PAYMENT TERMS

Full payment or 50% deposit must be made to begin the order process.  The balance is due upon completion at pickup or prior to shipping.  We accept bank transfers, cash,PayPal

TURNAROUND TIME

Our standard turnaround is 7-10 business days from the time  you pay and submit your order. The term “standard turnaround” refers to any print orders and does not include additional services such as tagging. Some of our services and printing methods will add to the standard turnaround time (contact for more details). Most add-on services will require 1-2 days extra on top of the standard turnaround. If you have a specific deadline, please notify us when placing your order. Rush fees will apply to orders needing a quicker turnaround. parallel prints will not be held responsible for missing deadlines due to weather conditions, power supply interruptions, wholesale shortages and order errors, shipping errors. If we foresee any problems in advance, we will be sure to notify you and do everything we can to rectify them quickly.

RUSH ORDERS

Orders that require a delivery date sooner than our standard turnaround time are subject to rush order fees. Below you will find our current fees based on the speed of turnaround.

3-5 day turnaround = 50% extra

5-8 day turnaround = 30% extra

Rush orders are subject to the same terms as standard turnaround orders. Rush order times do not include shipping. Parallel Prints cannot be held responsible for any delivery delays or misplaced orders after they have left our print studio.

UNDER RUNS

Each custom print order is different to the next. Screen printing is an art form and occasionally misprints will occur, especially when working with wet inks! We do our best to deliver full order quantities. However, printing mistakes happen, and/or occasionally faulty garments arrive from suppliers. For that reason, we have an under run allowance. This is simply an acceptable margin of error.

All orders within the Run Allowance of the ordered quantity will be considered acceptable. We highly recommend you order extra garments for each size if numbers and sizes are critical. Parallel Prints will not be responsible for profit loss on under runs. In the event of quantities greater than our Under Run Allowance, we will reprint the remaining quantity, or refund for the remaining if the quantities are too low.

Standard Allowance: 2%

ART PREPARATION

Art that has not been supplied in print ready format, as specified in our Artwork Guide section, is subject to be billed at our current rate of £25 per hour. We will inform you prior to any alterations needed.

Any art prepared for print (positives) is the property of Parallel Prints For example, if you supply artwork for your order and a separation charge is applied, you do not own the separated art file. That file is the property of Parallel Prints, although the original artwork itself is still your property.

ART APPROVAL

All new artwork must be approved via email. Upon receiving your initial mockup, you will be allowed 2 additional set of revisions free of charge. Any revisions thereafter will incur an additional Art Preparation fee to be billed at our current rate. Changes to the artwork after approving the mockup could delay your order. We will not be responsible for artwork errors, misspellings etc. that have not been ‘picked up’ before digital mockups have been approved.

GARMENT BLANKS

Out of Stock Items

Parallel Prints cannot be held responsible for items that are out of stock. All purchasing of garments and bags is done on an order-by-­order basis. Very few goods are stocked at our studio. We do our best to provide you with an accurate inventory prior to your order being placed, but we cannot “hold” goods from the time you receive a quote to the time you actually place the order. Should items become out of stock, we will do our best to find a replacement and get it approved by you prior to using it for your order.

Customer Supplied Garments

If you choose to supply your own garments , You do so at your own risk!

We understand you love your shirts, and we’d be happy to screen print your own garments. That being said, as much as we try to prevent it, sometimes things go wrong. If we agree to accept your Garments, we accept no responsibility if something were to get damaged (i.e. rips or tears, stains,any misprints or unusual print outcomes from customer supplied garments.Your garments would be your responsibility. Customer supplied garments cannot be guaranteed in any way. In the event of an error or damage to the item, we will not be able to replace the item nor issue a refund for any materials used or time spent on the project.

•We recommend only sending items that you can easily replace.

•Expensive, non-replaceable items we will NOT print on.

Although we do take great care to avoid wastage , 5-10% wastage must be allowed depending on the size of the run and you may be expected / requested to supply spares.

If you supply YOU REPLACE,  If we supply WE REPLACE

If this  is a concern, we will sincerely and regrettably have to decline your order.

Manufacturer Defects

Parallel Prints is not responsible for manufacturer defects such as garment colour inconsistencies or sizing issues even within the same batch. Wrongly labelled sizes, loose threads and stitching, label inconsistencies or other garment defects sometimes occur. We do not manufacture any of the garments supplied. We have excellent quality control inspections, but we cannot guarantee each garment is perfect every time, sometimes they ‘slip through the net’. We highly recommend ordering extras of each size if numbers are critical.

Garment Subjectivity

Parallel Prints will not be responsible if you do not like the finished print or product. We do our very best to make sure you have selected a garment that you’ll be happy with and matches your needs, but we also expect you to do some research of your own. We do our best to provide garment size specs for each product. If size specs are not listed on our site, we recommend you check on the manufacturers’ website to ensure the garment has the correct cut and is going to fit as you intend. If there’s any doubt about whether you’ll like the selected garment, we recommend ordering a blank sample first. Please keep in mind that ordering blank samples will push back the turnaround time. Blank samples are available for purchase at retail price. They are not refundable or transferrable towards a full production run.

PRINTING

Minimums

For the most accurate print minimums, please refer to the specific service pages on our website.Screen Printing MOQ’s start at 20+ items for one colour prints

Artwork/Image Size

All garment sizes within an order will be printed with the same image size unless otherwise requested. Different image sizes will be treated as a new order and priced accordingly. An image size printed within 2-3cm of any seam is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies. These are all considered acceptable. We will not assume responsibility for print imperfections due to printing too close to seams.

Printing Inconsistencies

We do not warranty or guarantee that prints will be the same from shirt to shirt or item to item. When printing on colored fabrics there will be variations in print color and brightness which is considered normal. Due to the variations inherent in the processes used in producing screen printed designs, we assume no responsibility and make no guarantees regarding exact color matches of product or production, either within an order or in a reorder.

Different fabrics accept ink differently.  Smoother, flatter fabrics like t-shirts and performance shirts will generally have a smooth, consistent print. Thicker garments like sweat,hoodies, may have a more rough appearance.  These variations are considered normal, and part of the screen print industry

Garment Washing

Once a print leaves our facility, we are not in control of the elements a garment will endure, such as wash temperature, abrasiveness, detergents and chemicals, etc. and therefore cannot 100% guarantee the washability and weathering of the product.

We print with the highest quality equipment and consumables on the market. We take great pride in the quality of work we produce and very, very rarely get customer complaints. Occasionally slight amounts of fading on ink colours is to be expected and fabrics can also fade over time.

Care Instructions

In order to ensure the longevity and vibrancy of your product, we recommend machine washing cold, drying flat or tumble dry low for all water based, discharge and plastisol ink prints, including embroidery and transfers. We recommend that all goods should be washed before wearing, especially discharge prints. We are not responsible for any dye transfer from garments either before or after washing. Each brand will have a different method of manufacturing and dyeing from the next. We do not manufacture garments in-house. When rebranding garments, we suggest you copy the washcare instructions exactly to comply with the manufacturers recommendations.

Image Placement

We do everything we can to ensure images are printed in a consistent location on all garments within a print run. However, small variations can be expected. For example, if a request is made for an image to be printed 5cm below the bottom of a collar, a 1.5cm standard deviation in either direction will be considered acceptable. If a request is made for images to be printed near the tag area on the back of the shirt and directly over the tag, it could have small ink coverage inconsistencies and will be considered acceptable.

Reorder Ink Colour

Due to the nature of water based and discharge inks, plus different fabric lots, we cannot guarantee exact ink colour matches on reorders, although our colour matching system is pretty accurate. We will make every effort to match the original colour as best as possible. If you know a reorder will be likely, please let us know and we’ll try to keep ink where possible. If you require a consistent ink colour from one order to the next, we recommend providing a Pantone Solid Coated code.

Pantone Matching (PMS)

Pantone requests will be the most accurate way to match a shade you require. We do our best to match to the exact colour code provided. This value may or may not be used in the mockup provided. We cannot guarantee ink colours based on visual mockups alone. We recommend checking the colours given against a solid coated Pantone book.Pantone ink mixing is charged at £12 per colour Monitors can vary significantly from one computer to the next.

Ink Colour Change Minimums

Orders are allowed changes of up to 2 ink colours for the same design. These are charged at a standard rate of £10 per colour. Minimum impressions of 10 items per colour are required.

Style Change Minimums

Garment styles, or garment colour changes are allowed as long as the minimum order quantity for that particular order is reached.

PACKING & SHIPPING

Delivery

We ship via a number of courier companies. A tracking number will be available on request after your order has left our studio. parallel prints will not be responsible for delivery complications for any reason such as weather, strikes, or otherwise. Delivery is not included in our turnaround times. Delivery expenses are the sole responsibility of the client and will be added to your invoice unless otherwise agreed upon prior to your order. Delivery costs are normally included on quotes. parallel prints assumes no responsibility for goods once they have left our studio. We will not be responsible for delivery to a wrong address if it was listed on your quote and you failed to correct the address upon quote approval. Delivery prices are set by the particular courier company and subject to change.

Packaging

All orders will be bulk packaged in double walled cardboard boxes and folded in bundles, unless stated otherwise. Where possible, we reuse branded boxes to help reduce our carbon footprint.

Checking Your Order

Please check your order and notify us of any problems within 72 hours of delivery. We will not be responsible for error orders after 72 hours.

Miscellaneous

Removing Manufacturer Tags/Labels

If you want us to print custom tags in your shirts, please be aware that the stock tags will be removed. By default, this service fee and turnaround time will be added to your order (please see below for tear-away tag policy). Please be sure to inform us if you want the stock tags left in the garments along with the new custom printed tag. With certain garments the sizing may be printed or woven onto the original branded label. If this is removed a size sticker will be added unless otherwise agreed upon.

Removing Tear-away Tags or Labels

If your garments come with tear-away tags, we will tear those out free of charge. Please be aware that tear-away tags may leave small pieces of the tag in the garment seam. Unless you have paid for tag removal service, we are not responsible for removing all pieces of the tag, should some remain in the seam. If you want them unpicked for removal, thus eliminating the chance of the tear-away remnants, standard manufacturer tag removal fees and turnaround time will apply.

Social Media

We enjoy showing off your products and our printing. It’s a great way to showcase our skills and send some of our followers and fans your way. We do this by taking photos and posting them online via social platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook.Please be sure to notify us when placing your order if you do not want us to photograph and share your products online. If you do not notify us, we will assume that we have your full permission.

Quotes & Estimates

Quotes are valid for 14 days unless stated otherwise. This term is subject to seeing final artwork and confirmation. Final invoices will reflect the quantity available.

Digital Proofs

We provide digital proofs with every order and require that you approve them before we send your job to print. This is to ensure that our finished product matches your expectations exactly.The digital proof is our production blueprint for printing the job. It specifies the following:

  • What ink colors we will be printing on the shirt
  • What size the artwork will be printed at
  • Where the artwork will be placed on the shirt, typically relative to the bottom of the collar or from the hem of the sleeve

Our digital proofs are generally accurate however the templates we use do not account for every possible garment style we procure from various manufacturers.

 Guarantee

If for any reason we make a mistake printing your order and it is not what was agreed upon and falls outside of these Terms & Conditions, we will gladly reprint your order within 10 business days. We do not offer refunds.

Cancellations

Orders that are cancelled prior to printing will be subject to a ‘Cancellation Fee’ of 30% of the total order value. Cancellations will not be accepted once garments have been printed.

Terms & Conditions

Parallel Prints reserves the right to change its Terms & Conditions at any time without notice.

Questions

Hopefully these guidelines have helped. If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions, please phone or email us before placing your order.