FAQ

Do you offer a priority / expedited print service?

Our standard ‘Processing Time’ is 1-2 working days, but this can be expedited on some occasions if pre-arranged. Standard shipping can be upgraded from checkout to either ‘Express’ or ‘FedEx’ (door-to-door courier). Should you require a guaranteed delivery, please contact us before ordering to discuss the possibility of this.


What is a ‘Giclée’ print?

‘Giclée’ is a loosely used term which often describes printing at a high resolution with accurate colour. The technical term for what we produce is actually: Archival Pigment Print. Which refers to the combination of high resolution, accurate colour and most importantly; archival paper. That is, paper which has little or no acid content. This material will hold pigment colour for a LONG time, unlike photo paper which tends to fade or deteriorate. Such ‘Giclée’ (or ‘Archival Pigment Prints’) hold their colour and clarity for a minimum of 100 years with no noticeable change in colour. What you are buying will last generations, it is an investment and a work of art.


Can I order a ‘Custom Size’ or add a margin?

You may request to add a blank margin to the final print size. Allowing for a professional framer to create a mount for your poster. Should you wish a margin or border to be added please contact us prior to purchase. There is no additional charge for this. We would be very happy to create a ‘Custom Size’ print for you. Please contact us to discuss options before ordering as various sizes will have varying prices.


More information about Shipping

Items are shipped via my local post office. All items are tracked. Tracking information will be visible within Your Account shortly after the item is dispatched. International items can be subject to customs inspections and in some countries a levy. Standard shipping can be upgraded during checkout by selecting ‘Express’. This service is not guaranteed, but items should arrive with haste! It really depends on your postal service as to whether they respect priority mail. For deliveries to UK and USA shipping times will be improved with ‘Express’. We can offer worldwide door-to-door courier shipping via FedEx. This can be added to your order during the ‘shipping’ checkout stage, shipping is made after ‘Processing Time’ is complete.


What is ‘Processing Time’

Each order is custom made. ‘Processing Time’ refers to the time it takes me to print your map, dry the print and package for delivery. Standard processing time is 1-2 working days, postage is then made. On request ‘Processing Time’ can be expedited. Contact us to discuss.


Do you offer discounts?

Sign-up to our mailing-list (aka. “Cordon Blaeu”) and you’ll receive occasional offerings for lovers of antique maps from the Blaeu publishing dynasty. By simply joining you’ll receive a 10% OFF coupon for use on your first purchase from our shop.

You’ll also be invited to exclusive sales, given the first opportunity to purchase unique limited edition work from the Blaeu archives, at ‘TheBlaeuPrints’ shop.

To sign-up visit blaeuprints.com/cordon-blaeu.

*not valid in conjunction with other offers