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Printing Center of Texas, Inc. v. Supermind Pub. Co.
Citation:669 S.W.2d 779.
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On July 31, 1981, Supermind entered into a contract with Printing Center to print 5,000 copies of its book Supermind Supermemory. The contract outlined essential terms including quantity, trim size, and the type of paper and cover to be used. In particular, the books were to be printed on thirty pound white newsprint. However, when Printing Center delivered the books, the books were printed on grey paper. Additionally, the cover art was off center, pages were crooked and wrinkled, and the perforation on a pull out page was inadequate. Supermind rejected the books upon delivery.
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