Our Printing Agreement and FAQ

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. WHEN YOU ACCESS, BROWSE AND/OR USE THIS WEB-SITE (INCLUDING THE ORDERING OF PRODUCTS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE) YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS & CONDITIONS STATED BELOW AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BOUND BY THIS WEB-SITE’S TERMS & CONDITIONS AND APPLICABLE LAW, OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO AGREE TO OR ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

NOTE: BY1982.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, MODIFY OR AMEND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE IS AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY ANY SUCH MODIFICATIONS, ALTERATIONS OR UPDATES.


Terms and Conditions of Your Print Order(s)

1. The “Print Shop” is exclusively for residents and entities operating in the continental United States. All orders outside of this region should use the Custom Order Form.

2. Client is responsible for accuracy of layout, including but not limited to resolution of images, outlining of fonts, spelling and grammar.

3. Most full color printing is done by gang run – meaning that all jobs are backed up together, printed together and cut together to lower costs. Because of the refinement of this process, we cannot guarantee accuracy of color – unless specifically notified – in which case proofs can be purchased for additional cost. All color and quantities are guaranteed within +10%/-10.

4. A refund or reprint will only be possible after an approved solution has been authorized and, unless we agree otherwise, provided that the entire original print order has been returned to and received by us. When applicable, a refund will be issued within 10 business days of our receipt of the original product order. A reprint will begin rush production within one (1) business day of our confirmed receipt of the product or such earlier time as we may agree to.

5. Quotes are good for up to 10 business days and after 10 days may need to be re-quoted depending on materials used.

6. Turnaround times are in business days, and start after payment and all materials needed to complete order have been attained, including but not limited to completed order information, approved files and shipping information. Cutoff time for same-day printing is 8am EST.

7. A print order can be canceled at any time prior to it entering into production. A 1982 representative will inform you of any cancellation charges incurred. Please allow at least 10 business days for any refunded monies to be credited to your account. A print order cannot be canceled and no refund will be given once it has entered into production or any process thereafter.

8. Any artwork submitted by disc, USB or other means may not be returned unless special arrangements are made.

Free Pre-Press

Free pre-press enrollment authorizes 1982 to make edits to original artwork. Minor edits will be made without client authorization and sent directly to the printing press. All other terms and conditions still apply (see above). Make sure to head over to the Free-Press Sign Up Form to authorize 1982 to include this service in all of your orders!

Free pre-press is conducted at the sole discretion of 1982. If substantial edits are deemed necessary by 1982, the file will bounce back to the client with instructions on how to proceed.

Reseller Accounts

If you have a reseller account, the prices you are offered are confidential and must not be distributed to anyone other than the account holder. All terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of reseller accounts at any time as well as reserve the right to downgrade a reseller account or remove the discount or account entirely without notice.

Promo codes are automatically emailed on the 1st of every month and should be entered on the custom order form, or mentioned in an order placed via email or phone. 

All approved reseller accounts qualify for tax exemption.
If previous month’s sales are $500-1500, your code will be for 15% off.
If previous month’s sales are $1500-2500, your code will be for 20% off.
If previous month’s sales are $2500+, your code will be for 25% off.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does full color/process printing work?

Process printing, which is used to attain most full color printing, literally means there is a process used to create all of the colors used, versus using just “black” or “red”. The processed colors are combined, typically using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK), to achieve vibrant, full color images.

How do spot colors work / What are Pantone colors?

Spot colors are very specific ink colors, generally within the Pantone Color System. These spot colors can be used on the own, such as on a linen stock with one ink color, or in conjuncture with full color printing, such as a highlight with a metallic or reflective ink.

What is the best black to use?

Because of the fact that most full color printing process are using 4 colors to achieve one color, there are complications that can arise when using too much ink, especially with darker, richer colors. Black is the main culprit, for obvious reasons.

Here’s our breakdown of the best values to use for black and when:

Text, small thin outlines – C 0 / M 0 / Y 0 / K 100 (just black)
Rich black, for backgrounds and larger amounts of coverage – C 60 / M 40 / Y 40 / K 100

If you use only 100% black (C 0 / M 0 / Y 0 / K 100) for areas with lots of black, it may appear gray, so be careful when choosing what kind of black values to use.

What is UV coating?

UV coating is a process that gang run printers started using years ago to help protect the prints. Besides achieving greater durability, the UV coating is said to make the colors “pop” a little more, perhaps due to the glossiness. When mailing a post card, the back of the card is generally left uncoated to allow for ink jet printing or Postal markings. You can also print with no UV coating at all. This is called matte (pronounced Matt).

How does spot UV work?

Spot UV is a process in which only particular areas are UV coated, providing distinction between matte (uncoated) and coated areas, adding new depth and dynamics to prints.

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