We delivery artwork around the world, fast with subsidised rates.
Here are some of the international delivery fees per country, this is only some of the countries we deliver to:
The USA: $40 Flat Fee
Free Shipping: UK,
Belgium, Netherlands, France, Ireland: $22
Germany, Switzerland, Spain Italy: $25
New Zealand: $40
Hong Kong: $50
Denmark, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Sweden: $40
Austria, Poland, Russia, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg $45
We deliver worldwide, please contact us for a quote for delivery to any other countries, not on this list.
*This fee is for all products, rolled canvas, framed prints or stretched canvas prints for example.
*Please note that due to Covid-19 production and delivery times are slower by around 5 working days.
We offer some of the fastest turnaround times in Australia in terms of the time taken to get the art printed, stretched and out the door, however like everyone else, we limited to delivery times by Australian couriers. Note that at busy times like Christmas these turnaround times are pushed out a little more. Here is an approximate guideline for the total turnaround from paying for your artwork to delivery:
- These timeframes do vary according to the time of year, how busy we are etc, they are a guideline.
- Pick up from our Studio – 1-2 business day
- Brisbane Metro – 2 – 3 business days
- Queensland Rural – 2-5 business days
- Sydney Metro – 2-5 business days
- NSW Rural – 4-6 business days
- Melbourne Metro 3-5 business days
- Victoria Rural – 5-8 business days
- ACT Metro – 3 -7 business days
- South Australia – 5-7 business days
- Perth Metro – 5-8 business days
- WA Rural – 7-10 business days
- NT & TAS Allow 7-12 days
Add an extra 2-3 days for Framed Prints, these turnaround times are for Stretched Canvas Prints.
Feel free to post them to us;
Blue Horizon Prints NOOSA
Unit 2 Industrial Lane
170 Eumundi-Noosa Rd
Noosaville, 4566, QLD
1300 632 332
07 5474 2129
Please bear in mind that we are restricted by the width of the printer which is 60 inches, we need to allow we can, however, print as long as a roll of canvas!
Our stretcher bars are:
32mm in profile
Kiln-dried making our stretched canvas prints more sturdy and even less likely to warp over time
Bevelled edges to prevent cracking
Bevelled contour to prevent ‘ghosting’ – an impression of the canvas touching the stretcher bar
The first thing to consider is whether or not it’s been kiln dried. Wood is a porous material, that is, it absorbs water. When it absorbs water, the wood expands and as it dries it shrinks. All this expanding and shrinking causes the wood to warp over time, much like the pages of a book that gets wet – they irreparably ripple. Kiln-dried wood is protected from warping and this means you don’t have a canvas unevenly sitting on your wall.
The next thing to consider is the quality of the wood used. Low-quality wood is likely to crack over time or break if the canvas is dropped. Blue Horizon Prints uses wood that does not leach tannins (tannic acid).
Then there’s the shape of the bars themselves. “Square” bars rest against the back of the canvas and over time create a visible impression – not good! To prevent this we use bevelled stretcher bars, which are slightly cutaway on the side that faces the canvas so that the only contact point on the facing side is on the very very edge – and NOT the entire width of the stretcher bar. This edge is also rounded off so the canvas doesn’t stretch over a sharp, 90 degree angled frame edge.
We use Sustainable Plantation New Zealand Pine Kiln Dried with a routed lip, bought from a major Australian picture framing supplier, this is then glued and underpinned in house.
Then there’s the physical depth (profile) of the stretcher bar. A stretcher bar that is very small will not sit out from the wall, losing the depth that a canvas print or painting would normally have. We use 3.2cm thick stretcher bars, what we think is the optimal depth for canvas printing.
The biggest size that we can print on canvas is 55 inches / 140cm on the shortest edge, the length size will end up whatever the shape format is but is only limited to the length of the roll of the canvas (which is VERY long!).
The reason we are limited to this size is that we use Epson Wide Format Art Printers to achieve the best quality. Larger sizes than this require flatbed multipurpose printers which we don’t use as they aren’t art specialized.
If you want larger sizes then we recommend split canvases, these are a great way to cover large spaces and are more visually impressive than a single canvas print too.
Small Canvas Print: 18″ x 12″ weights approximately 2kg
Medium Canvas Print: 27″ x 18″ weights approximately 3kg
Large Canvas Print: 30″ x 20″ weights approximately 5kg
X Large Canvas Print: 45″ x 30″ weights approximately 6.5kg
XX-Large Canvas Print: 60″ x 40″ weights approximately 7.5kg
Please note that the frame size shown is the total frame size NOT the size of the print.
We use the highest quality Italian timber picture frame mouldings imported directly from Italy for our Framed Prints, giving them the look and feel of quality! They are 20mm x 20mm for small sizes up to a 20mm x 38mm depth for larger sizes with a clear framing acrylic front to avoid damage in transport.
Custom made framing Includes 5cm matt border with cut out insert for the print to suite smaller frame sizes or a non printed 5cm paper border out to the timber frame for larger sizes.
Finishing includes hanger & fittings with brown framers tape & felt bumpons on the back.
We print on premium grade 160gsm matt paper and use high-quality frames and assemble the frames in our studio in Noosa allowing us to create frames fast and well and to create a wide range of sizes. We include a bevelled edge card mat on the framed prints. We can also offer other paper options such as a gorgeous archival, museum-grade rag paper that is 300gsm MOAB Bright Rag fine art paper.
We offer 3 colours as standard but more options are available on request. The 3 colours are Black, White and Mahogany, we also offer a premium Tasmanian Oak available on request.
For the ‘Small’ size Framed prints we print a 20mm white border, using a card mat makes the art too small as the card mats are 50mm, the printed border gives the impression of a small mat, for example on the 12×18″ size, it looks better, the frame thickness is 20x20mm.
*The card mat is shown on the above section, ‘About Framed and Paper prints’, it is the white or cream card mat inside the frame.
All frames between 18 x 27″ (457mm x 686mm) up to 900mm on the long edge have a 20x20mm thick frame and 50mm matt border.
12 x 18″ 20mmx20mm thick frame and 20mm printed white border
18 x 27″ 20x20mm thick frame and 50mm matt border
24 x 36″ 20x20mm thick frame and 50mm matt border
40 x 60″ – frame thickness is 30x20mm, no card mat, we will print a white border by default but can print all the way to the frame on request when ordering.
*The rule of thumb is, the frame size is 20x20mm for frames up to 1mtr long and 30mmx20mm depth over 1mtr long frames.
We currently not for a black or white floating frame a standard but we also have a premium grade Tasmanian Oak that is available on request.