Terms and Conditions
Customer Service is available 7 AM to 6 PM Central Standard Time (CST) Monday through Friday by phone and email. This does not apply to holidays during which the business is closed. Emails are typically answered within 90 minutes during customer service operating hours. Emails submitted after 4 PM CST may not be answered until the following business day.
Will Call is open 8 AM to 4 PM CST
Order Cancellation Policy
Jobs cannot be stopped / canceled once they are in “Approved” status.
Blue Chip Printing focuses on providing all our clients with the best possible printing experience and products. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your order, please promptly contact our customer service department by phone or email. All defects / order issues must be reported to Blue Chip Printing within 10 days of receiving your order.
We offer full refunds as house credit, reprints on defective print orders, or mutually agreed-upon partial house credit.
Determination of order defects is at the discretion of management. Client will be requested to submit digital photos to document the product’s defects. In some cases, Client will be required to ship defective product(s) back at their own expense and in an agreed upon reasonable time frame. In cases where the order is required to be shipped back to Blue Chip Printing at Client expense, Blue Chip Printing may reimburse Client for shipping if a defect is determined to exist.
Any charges related to expedited orders, such as rush printing or shipping, are non-refundable for defective products unless UPS delivers a defective product or fails to deliver an order.
Turnaround time and shipping options for reprinted orders varies due to available production capacity and are at the manager’s discretion.
Direct mail services are not subject to the above stated standard return policies and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for potential refunds or reprints.
All policies are subject to change without prior notification.
Any original media (discs, pictures, slides, proofs, etc.) are non-returnable and become our property unless pre-arrangements are made. Preferred file type is Adobe PDF. Acceptable applications for Mac & PC include (but are not limited to) Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PDF. Additional charges may apply if furnished media are incompatible with our software. We cannot guarantee consistent results if files are generated by other applications like Microsoft Publisher. For best results, all rasterized files should be converted to CYMK. All fonts must be included or embedded. Images must be flattened with CMYK in TIFF or EPS format. Proofs will be e-mailed or shipped out within 24 hours of receipt of files and order form. Turnaround time begins after receipt of final proof approval. Final approval will only be accepted in written format. No verbal approvals will be accepted. Job is considered complete if within +/- 5%. Quoted prices do not include any shipping, handling or sales taxes (if applicable). Prices subject to change without notice. All jobs require payment in full upon acceptance of order. Unless other payment terms have been previously arranged and account is up to date, your credit card will be charged upon placement of order.
Customer Supplied Proofs
For each job, the customer may be required to supply a color hardcopy proof of their job when placing their order. If the job is two-sided, folds or binds (like brochures and catalogs), then a working model (mockup) of the job is required to indicate backup, page orientation, folding, binding and page order/assignment. We are not responsible for any such errors if a working model is not provided prior to proofing. We are also not responsible for any and all errors in the customer’s printing job if they select the “Run As Is. No Proof” option.
Color Proof Accuracy
Please note that although color proofs supplied to the customer are highly calibrated and very accurate, they cannot match the final printed product 100%. This is due to the fact that proofs are created in a different way than the printed piece (ink, paper stock, registration, line screens, etc.) Also note that the customer proof may not closely match our proofs or the printed piece either for the same reasons, and because the customer supplied proofs are not calibrated to our presses.
Right Of Refusal
We reserve the right to refuse service or products to any person or organization.
Although we make every possible effort to turn jobs around in the estimated times offered, your job may require more time due to unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances or finishing services added onto the job. We will not credit customers if a job runs past the estimated turnaround time. TURNAROUND TIMES ARE AN ESTIMATE, NOT A GUARANTEE!
Due Dates During Holiday Closures
Turn Times and Due Dates will be increased during any Holiday Closure we have. Please understand that any order in production during a holiday or placed on the holiday will be pushed by 1 day minimum. The due date will not read properly so please make note of any holidays and turn times.
Local Delivery is a courtesy service available to customers within predetermined geographical regions of our production facilities. If no one is available to receive deliveries, packages will be left without requiring a signature, at which point we are released from liability. We will not make multiple delivery attempts
Our Shipping prices include a handling fee.
We are responsible for collecting postage from you, scheduling your job to mail and passing your mailing payment to U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Our responsibilities end when USPS accepts your mailing from us. We provide a proof of mailing statement (3600 for first class mail, 3602-R for standard class and 3602-NP for the Non-Profit mail) as USPS makes each available to us (typically within 24 - 48 hours of the order’s drop date). Lost mail, non-delivered mail and mail-transit time are the responsibilities of the USPS and we cannot be held liable for any of these issues. USPS will not give a refund on postage for non-delivered mail.
First Class Mail reaches its destination in 1-5 days (average); Standard Class and Non-Profit mail reach destinations in 7-10 days (average, though many mailings reach destinations much faster).
Mailing lists are kept confidential. They will not be sold or used for any purpose other than your mailing and will then be deleted.
We are not responsible for nor do we guarantee a response to your mailing.
If there is an issue with your order and we are found to be at fault, we will only accept liability up to the cost of goods and services provided. This does not include any postage cost. By using our services, you release us from liability for any loss of revenue, business or implied damages.
Unless otherwise noted, all written and/or other materials that are part of our Website, including information, images, illustrations, designs, icons, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds and other material (collectively “Content”), are protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed in the future. Except as expressly authorized or licensed, you may not copy, modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, lease or rental of, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. and international copyright laws, and we own, to the fullest extent allowed by such laws, the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of all Content. Our trademarks, logos and other trademarks on our Website are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with our permission, and, as such, may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner.
Your Use of Our Website
Our Website and the Content are intended solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may download or copy the Content and/or other downloadable materials displayed on the Website for your personal use only; provided that you also retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the material, do not modify or alter the material and do not copy or post the material on any network computer or broadcast the material in any media. It is strictly prohibited to modify, transmit, distribute, reuse, repost, “frame” or use the Content for public or commercial purposes without written permission from an authorized representative. It is also strictly prohibited to download any images of our products which appear on our Website. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Website or any related intellectual property. You agree that if we, in our sole and unfettered discretion, requests in writing that you remove any link or links to our Website, you will promptly do so. You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, and at any time, terminate your access to and use of our Website, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
Non-Solicitation Of Employees
You will not solicit, employ, hire, or enter into any business venture or relationship with any person who is employed by the other party for a period ending twenty-four (24) months after the date on which such person ceased to be employed by the other party.
Use Of Artwork
You understand and agree that we license photos and other artwork, hereinafter referred to as Images, from various Licensors and/or Copyright Holders. We are licensed to use the Images as permitted in their respective license(s). These Images are used in our design online templates, hereinafter referred to as Templates. You are required to comply with the limitations on how the Images and/or Templates can be used.
You May Not:
Use Images and/or Templates together with pornographic, defamatory, or unlawful content or in such a manner that it infringes upon any Blue Chip Printing or third party’s trademark or intellectual property rights.
Use the Images and/or Templates in a way that places any person depicted in the Images and/or Templates in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive - this includes, but is not limited to, the use of Images a) in pornography; b) in advertisements or promotional materials for tobacco products; c) in advertisements or promotional materials for adult entertainment clubs or similar venues, or for escort services; d) in advertisements or promotional materials for dating services; e) in connection with political endorsements; f) in advertisements or promotional materials for pharmaceutical or healthcare, herbal or medical products, including, but not limited to dietary supplements, digestive aids, herbal supplements, personal hygiene or birth control products, if the use implies that the depicted person engages in any immoral or illegal activity or suffers from a physical or mental infirmity, ailment or condition.
Use any Images and/or Templates (in whole or in part) as a trademark, service mark, logo, or other indication of origin, or as part thereof, or to otherwise endorse or imply the endorsement of any goods and/or services.
Falsely represent, expressly or by way of reasonable implication, that you or a person other than the copyright holder(s) of the Images and/or Templates created the Images and/or Templates.
We are required to provide Licensors and/or Copyright Holders with the names of the users who access Images and/or Templates. By signing below, you are also confirming that you understand this and are granting us permission to provide your name and contact information as may be required. In the event that anything in this section contradicts any of the agreements or licenses we have with Licensors and/or Copyright Holders regarding the Images and/or Templates, the terms of those agreements shall govern.
If you use Images and/or Templates in any way prohibited above or in any agreements between us and Licensors and/or Copyright Holders it will result in liability in accordance with the terms of our agreements with Licensors and/or Copyright Holders.
NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Tampering with our Website, misrepresenting the identity of a user, using buying agents or conducting fraudulent activities on our Website are prohibited. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of our Website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) using our Website for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of our Website; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to our Website, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing”; (f) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability; or (g) forging communications on behalf of our Website (impersonating our Website), or to our Website (impersonating as a legitimate user). Sending unsolicited and unauthorized e-mail on our behalf, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, is expressly prohibited. You agree not to use any device, software or routine or data to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Website or any activity being conducted on this site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search our Website other than the search engine and search agents provided by us (if any) or by generally publicly available and acceptable browsers. If and when requested, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete user information to us, and to refrain from impersonating or falsely representing your affiliation with any person or entity.
Our Website is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. Users under the age of 13 must use the assistance of a parent or guardian before they use or visit our Website.
Errors, Corrections and Changes
Occasionally there may be information on our Website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. We reserve the right (and we will use commercially reasonable efforts) to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Additionally, we reserve the right to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
Information & Content You Submit to Us
By using our Website, you agree that any information (except for purchase information as applicable), materials, suggestions, ideas or comments you send to us or any other third party using our Website is not confidential. By submitting any solicited or unsolicited information using our Website, you grant to us and our affiliates an irrevocable and unrestricted license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute such materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments for any purpose whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.
We are not responsible for the content you provide to us. Specifically, we are not responsible for any content that violates trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, including but not limited to the use of a union bug. We are not a union shop and are not authorized to print materials with a union bug. If you submit content with a union bug, we will not print any such content if the union bug is observed during our quality control process. Jobs that violate this union bug policy will automatically forfeit monies collected. Refunds, credits, or partial refunds will be at the sole discretion of our company.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless, its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to your violation of this Agreement. You specifically agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any and all claims arising from the improper use of trademark, copyright, or other protected material, including but not limited to the use of a union bug.
Third Party Websites & Links
Applicable Law & Other Terms
Our Website is created, operated and controlled in the state Kansas, in the United States of America. The laws of the State of Kansas will govern the Agreement without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of laws. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts sitting in Kansas, County of Johnson and/or Eastern District of Kansas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of our Website. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to our Website, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to our Website. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.