Prints and Delivery


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. Our prints comes from original prints 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.


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. 

For non-UK customers prints are dispatched by standard Airmail, and delivery times may vary.

Please note the last order date for UK Christmas delivery is Monday 9th December 2019. All orders received after this date will be processed in the New Year. Please email us if your order includes a mounted print.