Terms and Conditions

PoliciesBy making a purchase from this site, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.


My bow ties are individually made by my own hands, using fabrics such as vintage silks, brocades, and velvets. As with the nature of vintage finds, sometimes the fabrics I use are not identified, and I use my best judgement when describing the material. They are guaranteed to be new old stock (NOS) fabric or clean remnants. All of my digitally printed fabrics are of my own designs, and printed on either 100% cotton, or a Silk/Cotton blend, as described in the listing.
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Care & Cleaning

With normal wear, cleaning bow-ties is not normally needed, nor recommended. However, should it be required, please take the tie to a professional dry-cleaner. They have the best experience and knowledge to remove common stains from premium fabrics. Under no circumstances should you launder any bow-tie! Do not use “at-home” dry cleaning kits with your tie—tumbling in the dryer will damage it!

Should you wish to iron the tie, please use the recommended no-steam setting for your iron (for example, SILK) and do not iron over the metal adjustment clasp.
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ACME Studio

As a former authorized ACME Studio retailer, I am now liquidating my existing stock at below-market prices. Stock is VERY limited (just one or two of each item), so don’t delay if you see something you want. Once an item has been sold, it will not be available again at these prices. These pens are NEW old stock (NOS), in their original and unopened packaging. Ink cartridges are unopened, and guaranteed to work upon arrival. Some of the outer packaging may have slight shelf wear, but the pens and the tins they come in are in like-new, mint condition unless otherwise stated in the item description.

ACME Studio prevents its current authorized retailers from discounting below the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), so you can be sure you will not find the same pen at another site/store for less.
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Standard shipping is via USPS First Class Mail for most items/orders. There is a shipping cost estimator at the bottom of your shopping cart.

You may upgrade your shipping to USPS Priority Mail for an additional shipping fee at checkout. Priority Mail comes with a tracking number, and delivery is 2-3 days to most locations within the United States.

UPS Ground shipping is now available within the United States. The UPS tracking number is provided to you by email once the label for the shipment has been created.

Express Mail, FedEx, DHL, etc. are not available online at this time. However, please contact me with details of your request.

Free shipping (when available) requires a minimum purchase and valid coupon code entered at checkout. Please note that you must be logged in for coupon codes to work.

Shipping is not charged for downloadable items.


For international orders (only), we will calculate the actual shipping cost (based on the items in your order, and your location) and invoice you via email. Generally, shipments are sent via USPS Priority Mail International or First Class Mail International. Please note: these classes of mail do not come with tracking, nor any guarantee of delivery. They are not traceable if lost or delayed, and no refunds will be issued for packages delayed or not delivered. If you want to pay the additional cost for tracking, or insurance, please mention that in the comments section at checkout and I will upgrade the shipping method to Priority Mail Express International or Global Express Guaranteed service, which can be quite expensive, even for small packages.

At checkout, select “International” as the method of shipping. A nominal shipping cost will appear in your shopping cart (US$1).

Select “International – Calculate Shipping & Bill Me” as the method of payment. This method only appears if your delivery address is outside the USA. Complete the checkout to submit your order.

Within 1-2 days, I will manually calculate the shipping via the best/cheapest way (USPS Priority Mail International or USPS First Class Mail International). You will receive a PayPal invoice for shipping costs via email. Once you’ve paid that invoice, your package can be immediately shipped.

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We are required to collect tax on certain orders, based on criteria including the items in your order, and the customer’s physical location.

Domestic (USA) Orders

Within the United States, orders for digital (ie, downloadable) items are not taxable. Sales taxes are only charged when the customer’s shipping address is located in the state of Pennsylvania, and the order contains physical goods to be shipped.

International (Outside the USA) Orders

As of January 1, 2015: International orders are not charged sales tax/VAT, unless the customer is located in one of the European Union countries, and the order contains either physical or digital (downloadable) goods.

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All sales are final. Returns are not accepted, except in the case of an error on the part of shop.lavaguy.com (ie, wrong item sent.) All returns must be authorized in advance. Unauthorized returns will not be accepted.


All sales are final. Refunds for purchases (including downloads) are not issued, except in the case of an error on the part of shop.lavaguy.com or in the rare event that we are unable to fulfill your order.

Product Descriptions

Products are described as accurately as possible. Photography and/or graphics may not represent the true color/pattern/texture of the product because of limitations and differences in monitor settings, but are as accurate as possible within the limitations of this website and your computer equipment.

Downloadable Files

No warrant or guarantee is being made that you will be able to use downloadable file(s), since doing so relies upon your skills, computer hardware and software, and internet service provider.  Links used to deliver downloadable files to you are time-sensitive (they will expire and no longer work after a specified amount of time has passed; generally 24 hours) and are limited to only a few download attempts (generally no more than 5 attempts to download a file).

Please ensure that your system is capable of receiving the downloadable file prior to purchase, and that you are ready to complete the download(s) within the specified time limits. You can test your ability to download files by adding a free test file to your shopping cart & completing checkout BEFORE you purchase additional files.
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PayPal Acceptance Mark

PayPal is the default payment method. Use any MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card to pay through PayPal, or you may use your PayPal balance if you already have an account with PayPal.

PayPal Credit™

Apply for PayPal Credit™ at checkout for orders over $99. Get up to six months to pay for your purchase. Subject to credit approval. Select “PayPal” as your method of payment at checkout, then select PayPal Credit in the window that opens.

Check out with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later. Subject to credit approval. See Terms.


Amazon PaymentsIf you have an account with Amazon.com, you may checkout using your Amazon account. To do so, click the “check out with Amazon” button at checkout and login using your Amazon.com account credentials.

You will have the opportunity to change billing and shipping addresses, and to choose which method of payment to use, depending on what methods you have saved to your Amazon account.

Check or Money Order

Orders paid by mailing a check or money order will be held until payment clears (up to 10 days after receipt of payment). Choose “Check or Money Order” as the method of payment at checkout. Instructions for mailing payment are included in your order confirmation. Do not send cash. I am not responsible for payments lost in the mail, or sent to an incorrect address.

PayPal Invoice

For international orders only, we can calculate how much it will cost to ship your order to you (based on the items in your order and your location,) and invoice you via email. Select “International” as your shipping method, and “International – Calculate Shipping & Bill Me” as your method of payment. Within 1-2 days of placing your order, you will receive a PayPal invoice by email including the actual cost of shipping.

Coupon Codes / Discount Codes

If you have a valid discount code (coupon code), enter the code in the appropriate box at checkout (copy and paste). Example: the coupon code FREEPATTERN is good for $1.29 off when you purchase item #DIY-PRNT-ALL (Buy ALL and SAVE). To use the code, first add the correct item to the shopping cart using the drop-down menu on the product page, then at checkout type the code FREEPATTERN into the coupon code box. If the coupon code is valid, your shopping cart will update to reflect the discount. Please note, for most discounts you must be logged into your account at shop.lavaguy.com in order for the code to be recognized.

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Your privacy is important to LAVAGUY.COM.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that LAVAGUY.COM collects, and the ways in which LAVAGUY.COM uses that personal information.


This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.

Personal information collection

LAVAGUY.COM may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website;
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website;
  • information about transactions carried out over this website;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services; and
  • any other information that you send to LAVAGUY.COM.

Using personal information

LAVAGUY.COM may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where LAVAGUY.COM discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, LAVAGUY.COM may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

LAVAGUY.COM will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

LAVAGUY.COM will store all the personal information you provide.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that LAVAGUY.COM collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which LAVAGUY.COM operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

LAVAGUY.COM may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

LAVAGUY.COM is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or LAVAGUY.COM’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

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This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.


These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.   If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our LAVAGUY.COM’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of LAVAGUY.COM’s privacy policy.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, LAVAGUY.COM and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed as indicated, for example, using provided links to social networking sites.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without LAVAGUY.COM’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without LAVAGUY.COM’s express written consent.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted.  LAVAGUY.COM reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at LAVAGUY.COM’s discretion.

If LAVAGUY.COM provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

LAVAGUY.COM may disable your user ID and password in its sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to LAVAGUY.COM a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to LAVAGUY.COM the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or LAVAGUY.COM or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

LAVAGUY.COM reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on LAVAGUY.COM’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding LAVAGUY.COM’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, LAVAGUY.COM does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  LAVAGUY.COM makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, LAVAGUY.COM does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.  If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

LAVAGUY.COM will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if LAVAGUY.COM has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit LAVAGUY.COM’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by LAVAGUY.COM’s negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of LAVAGUY.COM; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for LAVAGUY.COM to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect LAVAGUY.COM’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as LAVAGUY.COM.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify LAVAGUY.COM and undertake to keep LAVAGUY.COM indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by LAVAGUY.COM to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of LAVAGUY.COM’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by LAVAGUY.COM arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions].

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to LAVAGUY.COM’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, LAVAGUY.COM may take such action as LAVAGUY.COM deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


LAVAGUY.COM may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


LAVAGUY.COM may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with LAVAGUY.COM’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and LAVAGUY.COM in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with governing law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Pennsylvania.

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