ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 22, 2002) — The Printing Industries America, Inc. (PIA)/ National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) Joint Committee on Business Practices has updated the “Best Business Practices for the Printing Industry”. A new section has been added on printers’ rights and obligations in refusing to print materials.
The new document now has these four sections:
* Guidelines for best business practices in digital asset management issues.
* Terms and Conditions of sale including quotations, orders, delivery, production schedules, and other issues.
* Information on printers' rights and obligations in refusing to print certain materials.
* A Glossary with definitions of various workflow terms used in the printing industry based on common usage.
The new section is the first update to the document that was released by the PIA and NAPL late last year. According to Dave Johnson, President and CEO of Buchanan Visual Communications in Dallas, Texas and Chair of the Joint Committee, “the committee decided to add this new section to clarify printers' concerns about their rights and obligations in instances where they found certain print jobs objectionable. With this new section we believe the “Best Business Practices” is an excellent reference document for printers to use in dealing with customers, potential customers and suppliers.”
The materials in the “Best Business Practices” are not intended to be followed verbatim. Printers should carefully review them and select which parts of the documents they wish to incorporate into their specific business practices as they relate to their situation with their customers and prospects.
This material is available in the Business Solutions area of PIA’s web portal, GAIN. It will be monitored by the joint committee and updated and revised as new issues develop. If you have suggestions for changes or new issues that should be included, please submit them to Ron Davis at [email protected]