Shipping Photographs, Posters and Books
All products for sale through this web site are shipped at no extra charge to locations in the UK.
There is a charge for orders to locations outside the UK; £10 for orders up to £100, £25 for orders over £100.
Books are shipped in protective thick cardboard envelopes that are sold specifically for shipping books through postal systems.
I ship using Royal Mail Second Class post (usually delivered within 2 days) in the UK and Air Mail for everywhere else (a few days to 2 weeks delivery depending on location).
Books are always in stock and we try and despatch them within a few days of receiving an order.
Gift Vouchers for courses, photographs, posters and books
There is no postal charge for any gift vouchers shipped to anywhere in the world.
Gift Vouchers are despatched within a few days of receiving an order.
There is no shipping charge associated with any course booking.
Full course details are despatched within a few days of receiving payment for a course booking.
Silver Prints are supplied unmounted.
Original Prints are available unmounted by special order only. The price is the same as for mounted prints.
Unmounted prints will usually be supplied loosely rolled up in a polythene tube. This unscrews in the middle to aid print removal without damage. The poly tube is shipped inside a rigid cardboard postal tube to protect against damage during transit. The largest prints (70 x 70cm) are supplied in a triangular cardboard tube that looks like a large bar of a famous Swiss chocolate!
Larger orders are supplied in clear protective sleeves packed flat between sheets of MDF rigid board.
Mounted (unframed) prints are supplied flat. They are packed inside a clear sleeve. The sleeve and print is then taped between sheets of rigid MDF or hardboard. Finally, the package is wrapped in brown paper for addressing and shipping.
These are available by special order for personal collection only.
Collection can be arranged from our studio in Tunstead Milton in Derbyshire or from a show that we are exhibiting at around the UK.
The risk of broken glass prevents us from supplying framed photographs by mail order.
Black and white art photographs on the gallery pages of this website are shipped using normal postal services unless a special instruction to do something else, and extra payment, is received from the customer.
In the UK all orders for photographs are shipped using Royal Mail or a courier service (such as UPS). Sample prints and small Silver prints (smaller than 40 x 30cm) are shipped using Royal Mail First Class postage.
All photographs to destinations outside the UK use the Air Mail service for orders up to £100. This has no guarantee for delivery time but usually takes a few days in the EU and up to 2 weeks for places further afield. If you would like delivery guaranteed a courier can be arranged at extra cost. Orders with a value greater than £100 are usually shipped using a courier.
Fine Art Photographs Product Availability and Delivery Times
Dave Butcher Photography has an extensive product range. It is not possible to keep every image in stock in every size.
It is the intention to despatch any photograph within 2 weeks of receiving an order but may take up to 4 weeks. This may be extended during periods of unusually high workload or due to photographic trips since all photographs are hand printed in the darkroom exclusively by Dave Butcher.
You can easily check my commitments and gauge availability for making prints by looking at my web diary. Prints that are in stock will usually be despatched within a few days of receiving an order. In the rare event of a problem with availability of a product, we will contact you.
Books and gift vouchers are always in stock and are usually despatched within 2 to 5 days.
Please let us know if you are ordering at short notice for specific dates, such as birthdays or anniversaries, we will always try and meet these although at busy periods, such as Christmas, and while we are away on extended photo trips (once or twice a year for up to 4 weeks at a time) this may not always be possible.