To ensure that sufficient books are delivered to you, there are always more sheets printed than ordered. With an order of 350 books, for example, 450 sheets are printed in order to adjust the machines properly for production when folding, gathering, sewing, combining with the cover, cutting, etc. This means a loss of some copies before the machine is optimized.
This usually means that there are some extra copies at the end of the production. But it can also mean that more try-out examples were used than initialy planned, resulting in (occasionally) the delivery of less books than ordered.
This possible deviation from the ordered quantity shall be calculated on the invoice.
So, if there are a few copies more than ordered, these are not destroyed, but provided to you at a fixed price. And if, for example, the order is 7 copies short, then of course these are not reprinted (i.e. financially not feasible), but rather deducted from the account.
This means, if you order 200 copies and we deliver, for example, 215 copies (15 more), we charge you for 215-200 = 15 x € 1,13 = € 16.95 extra. (You will find the price per copy on your invoice)
If we deliver 225 copies (25 = more than 10%), we will only charge you for 20 copies, so you will get 5 copies for free.
If we deliver 192 copies (8 less), we substract 8 x € 1,13 = € 9.04 off the invoice amount. All amounts excl. 6% vat.
The exact words on “more- less supply” used in the printing industry are as follows:
Delivery for the graphics industry filed on June 3, 1992 under No. 158/92 registered at the Amsterdam District Court. Copyright rests with the KVGO.
Article 13: Derogations
More or fewer deliveries compared to the agreed number are allowed if they are not more or less than the following percentages:
amount to 20,000 units: 10%
amount of 20,000 and over 5%
Towards more or less supply of packaging, labels and chain forms is alowed at a rate of 10%. The more or less number of copies supplied will be charged or credited.