Prints and Delivery



Due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and the advice from the government to implement social distancing and working from home, the Royal Geographical Society is closed until further notice.

As orders are printed and dispatched from our headquarters, we are not able to fulfill them at this time. Any order received on / after 17th March will be processed as soon as possible. Full refunds will be given if preferred.


Our images are printed to order via Epson Inkjet printers, using Epson inks. Our photographic and artwork images are printed on 250 gsm Semi-Matt Photographic paper, our maps are printed on single-weight Epson plain paper.

Please note. Prints come from original photographs and negatives, most of which are over 100 years old, often these do not fit into standard modern print sizes. Therefore, images are printed to the requested longest side and there is a possibility they may not fit into standard frames.


  • UK (£5), Europe (£8), North America (£12), Worldwide (£15).
  • UK orders are sent by Royal Mail 1st class.
  • Overseas orders are sent by Royal Mail recorded Airmail, and delivery times may vary. 
  • *Please contact us before placing an order should you wish to request a courier service or next day delivery.


Un-mounted prints are printed with a small white border for mounting purposes. They are dispatched directly from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) by 1st class post and will be sent to UK customers within 5-7 working days on receipt of your order. Un-mounted prints are despatched either flat in reinforced packaging or in strong cardboard tubes, depending on the print size requested.

Mounted prints are printed at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and sent to our framer for mounting. A5 prints (7 x 9" mounts), A4 prints (12 x 16" mounts), A3 prints (16 x 20" mounts). All mounts come hinged to backing-board of the same material. All mounted prints will be sent to UK customers within 10-14 working days on receipt of your order. Mounted prints are posted flat in reinforced packaging.

RGS collection. If you have selected to collect your print from us, an email will be sent to you as soon as the order is ready for collection. 

PLEASE NOTE - we are only able to accept payment by Visa or MasterCard.