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Products and services
 
The photos displayed on this site are for sale as prints or digital images, or printed onto canvas, postcards, greetings cards, calendars, mugs, mouse mats and T-shirts. A range of custom services are also available.

HOW TO ORDER AND PAY

Order and pay using the online shop

The easiest way to order items is to use the site's online shop, and pay online by credit/debit card via the shop's secure server.

Goods ordered in this way will usually be delivered within 5 days, but it can take longer during busy periods and holidays. A notice will be displayed on checkout giving an indication of the estimated delivery time. If your order is particularly urgent, please email us directly quoting your order reference and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Alternative ways to order and pay

It is also possible to order and pay for goods by email or by post:

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PRODUCTS AND PRICES

Photographic prints  

Prints are professionally produced on photographic paper in a wide range of sizes between 6" x 4" and 30" x 20". The cost and availability of different sizes may vary from one gallery to another. To check the details for a particular gallery, press the "Price list" button on its index page.  A drop-down list showing all the available sizes will also be presented when you press the "Add to Basket" button associated with a particular image.

Look here to view a typical price list.

Contact us if you require sizes other than those listed, such as oversized prints or posters (see Custom Services).

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Canvas prints

Our canvas prints are produced on 340 gsm artists' canvas stretched over a kiln-dried pine frame (20 mm depth) and come ready to hang. The finish resembles artists' acrylic paint on canvas.

Prints of almost any size and aspect ratio can be produced between 20 cm x 20 cm and 120 cm x 120 cm, in 10 cm steps. Standard sizes (available through the online shop) are:

60 x 40 cm (roughly A2, or 24" x 16")
50 x 40 cm (20" x 16")
40 x 30 cm (16" x 12")
60 x 24 cm (24" x 10") (illustrated)

Look here for prices applying to standard sizes. Contact us for a quotation if you require any other size.

We can also produce prints from digital files sent to us by email.

Delivery is a flat rate of 9.40 (U.K. only).

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Framing and mounting

7"x5" and 10"x8" prints can be supplied with wooden or silver-plated frames (without mattes). Other sizes of frames and illuminated mounts may be available in the future.

Digital images  

Digital images are supplied as graphic files in JPEG format (4:1 compression ratio) in the following sizes: 

Image size   File size   Applications Cost
(delivered 
  by email)
Small
1200 x   800
~    600 KB   Suitable for full prints up to B5 in size*.     8.00
Medium
1800 x 1200
~    800 KB   Suitable for full prints up to A4 in size*, or smaller prints after cropping.   12.00
Large
3000 x 2000
~ 1,700 KB   Suitable for full prints up to A3 in size*, or smaller prints with heavy cropping.   24.00

*dependent on image quality and printer resolution

Look here to view samples.

Note that sizes may vary slightly between galleries, and not all sizes are necessarily available for each one. To check for the available sizes, press the "Price list" button on the event's index page. A drop-down list showing the sizes available will also be presented when you press the "Add to Basket" button associated with a particular image.

Digital images are delivered as email attachments, with no charge for delivery. Unless otherwise requested, they will be pre-processed for printing before being dispatched.

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Postcards and greetings cards

Greetings cards and postcards are A6 (105mm x 148mm) sized with a glossy finish. Greeting cards come in packs of 8 with white envelopes. Postcards come in packs of 16 and the reverse side may be blank or the traditional postcard style. By default the selected image is cropped to the right shape and printed with a slim white border on the front of the card. A personal message can be printed inside greeting cards or on the reverse of postcards.

Prices vary according to quantity:

No of packs   Cost per pack
  1 -  4   16.00
  5 -  9   11.20
10 -14     9.60
15 -19     8.00
20+         6.40

Note that the drop-down price list displays the price of a single pack only; the discounted prices will be offered in the shopping basket once the number of packs required has been specified.

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Calendars

Available as single page calendars with a single 8" x 10"  print, or as spiral-bound 12-page calendars with a separate 8" x 10" print on each monthly page, on classic or contemporary styles:

Item  Quantity Cost per calendar
Single page calendar

  1

    8.50
  5     7.00
20     5.50
12-page calendar   1    30.00
    5    28.00
20    24.00

Note that the drop-down price list displays the price of a single item only; the discounted prices will be displayed in the shopping basket once the number of items required has been specified.

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T-shirts, mugs and mouse mats

Images can be transferred onto the following items:

Item   Cost of printed item
 Coffee mug   14.50
 Mouse mat   14.50
 Adult T-shirt   20.00
 Ladies' T-shirt   20.00
 Child's T-shirt   15.98

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Postage and Packaging

Thanks to the Royal Mail's new Pricing in Proportion rates, the following charges will apply from 22nd August 2006:

For all products, excluding canvas prints and digital images:

UK POSTAL ADDRESSES

      0 -  500 g    2.00
  501 - 1000 g    2.49
1001 - 2000 g    3.49

EUROPE

      0 -  500 g    2.49
  501 - 1000 g    3.00
1001 - 2000 g    4.00

REST OF THE WORLD (VAT EXEMPT)

      0 -  500 g    4.00
  501 - 1000 g    4.49
1001 - 2000 g    5.49

 
Digital images
are delivered as email attachments free of charge.

Canvas prints are delivered (within the UK only) by courier at a flat rate of 9.40 per order.

V.A.T.

Prices quoted are inclusive of V.A.T. at 17.5%. The amount charged to customers outside the European Union will be reduced accordingly.
  

CUSTOM SERVICES

Contact us for a quotation if you require any of the following services:

  • Special printing services
    We can produce prints in many formats and on various media not specified in the default price lists. Please contact us if you have any special requirements.
     

  • Image processing
    We can provide skilled support for digital photo retouching or special effects. Look here for an example (retouching).
     

  • Photographers
    We employ a number of specialist professional photographers. Contact us if you need their services.

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ARCHIVES

All photos pre-2003 have been archived.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Copyright

All photos displayed on this site are copyright (moral rights asserted). They may not be copied or downloaded onto any other computer or medium, except insofar as they are cached by web-browsers during normal use.

The gallery and thumbnail images may be displayed on third-party web pages using embedded links, provided their source is acknowledged and they are accompanied by functional links to www.bigblade.net; they may not be copied and stored locally on third party servers or workstations.

Conditions of sale

Digital images are supplied as graphic files (JPEG format) for a flat fee which entitles the buyer to reproduce the file and/or print it an unlimited number of times for personal use only.

All images purchased from this site, whether as digital files or prints, are supplied for personal use only. They may not be published on, or distributed via, any medium (including the world wide web) without explicit permission. 

Editorial and commercial use

The use of our images for editorial or commercial purposes is subject to licence. Fees varying according to the nature of the publication. Contact us for details.

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Revised : March 18, 2007.