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- About custom prints
- UK standard delivery £5 (FREE on orders £35 and over*)
- Europe standard delivery £20
- Rest of the world standard delivery £30
*UK only. Excludes custom prints. Does not apply to exhibition tickets, events, courses and Memberships.
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RETURNSIf you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, most items are eligible for a full refund when returned within 28 days.
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We use fine art paper sourced from UK paper mills for our prints. The paper type has been chosen to best suit the original artwork.
Acid free, extra thick smooth white mount board with a white core.
Please note that a copyright line is included under the image.
Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.
Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.
Each print is made-to-order and carefully packaged to ensure safe transportation.
Prints and frames handmade in England
V&A Custom Prints are high quality art prints of images from across the V&A collections. From Japanese woodblock prints to book illustration, textile designs and photography this collection of prints offers a glimpse into the rich and diverse nature of the V&A. The process is simple: select an image, choose your preferred size and frame and then place your order. Each artwork is giclée printed using archival quality inks. Made in England on the Sussex coast, our prints are hand finished and framed by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings and carefully packaged and delivered directly to your door.
Anna Atkins was the world’s first woman photographer. She was a botanist as well as a skilled scientific draughtsman, contributing the drawings of shells for her father the zoologist John George Children F.R.S's translation of Lamarck's Genera of Shells 1823. She was also the first person to print and publish a photographically illustrated book, British Algae (1843). She took up what she called ‘Sir John Herschel’s beautiful process of cyanotype’ as soon as it was invented in 1842. To make a ‘photogram’ with the cyanotype process, the photographer laid an object on paper impregnated with iron salts, then exposed the paper to sunlight for a few minutes. When washed in water, the area where the plant had blocked the light remained white, but the area that was exposed came out a rich blue.