“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 total turnaround from paying for your artwork to delivery:
Pickup from our Studio – 24 business hours or less
Brisbane Metro – 2 – 3 business days
Queensland Rural – 3-4 business days
Sydney Metro – 2-4 business days
NSW Rural – 4-5 business days
Melbourne Metro 3-4 business days
Victoria Rural – 5-7 business days
Adelaide Metro – 4 -6 business days
South Australia – 5-7 business days
Perth Metro – 4-6 business days
WA Rural – 7-9 business days
NT & TAS Allow 6-10 days
Yes, please contact us for delivery prices. We will happily ship all over the world. Alternatively once you place and order and select the overseas destination the website will automatically calculate the delivery cost before you are charged.
Delivery to anywhere in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland), France, Netherlands, Belgium are now 100% free, no shipping costs at all.
Delivery to the following countries is now just $30 AUD
Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal.
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 get 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 cut away 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 140cm on the shortest edge, the length size will end up what ever the shape format is but is only limited to the length of the roll of 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 flat bed 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.
ABOUT FRAMED PRINTS
We use premium 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 offer 3 colours as standard but more options are available on request. The 3 colours are Black, White and Mahogany.
Please note that the frame size shown is the total frame size NOT the size of the print.