Lab Holiday Cutoff Times for 2021

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The holidays are fast approaching, so be sure your clients' orders will make it on time for Christmas!

Use the guidelines below when placing orders and choosing a shipping speed.

Here are some things to keep in mind when approving orders for lab production:

  • The dates provided are suggestions, not guarantees. Shipping carriers do not guarantee their delivery times during the holidays.
  • Lead times for Economy shipping are especially unpredictable this year. Encourage your clients to order early, and use expedited shipping options for the most timeliness delivery.  
  • Carriers count business days, not calendar days, so pay particular attention to weekends when mapping out your order delivery dates.
  • When you add texture, mounting, and color correction to orders, processing times increase cumulatively. Make sure to factor in these options to the recommended order submission date. For example, if you want a print to be mounted and color corrected with Bay Photo and sent out with Ground shipping, subtract two days from the recommended dates below (December 14th now becomes December 12th).
  • Your client may not understand that choosing Overnight Shipping at checkout does not mean the order will arrive tomorrow. Be sure to communicate the lab's processing time, as well as the time your studio needs to finalize and approve the order to avoid misunderstandings.

* Important: Once an order is approved in your Studio Panel and sent to the lab for fulfillment, we're unable to cancel or make changes to that order. This includes shipping speed. 

Any questions regarding orders placed through your ShootProof account should be submitted to support@shootproof.com.  Labs are unable to edit shipping speeds on orders that have already been approved through your Studio Panel.


Australia & New Zealand

Atkins Pro Lab

You can see Atkins Pro Lab's shipping rates here.

Australia

Prints: December 15th
Fine Art Prints: December 10th
Handmade Paper Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints: December 4th

 

New Zealand

Prints: December 8th
Fine Art Prints: December 3rd
Handmade Paper Prints: December 3rd
Canvas Prints: November 27th

 

HC Pro

You can see HC Pro's shipping rates here.

Ground

Prints: November 26th
Canvas Prints: November 19th
Metal Prints: November 19th

 

2 Day Delivery

Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints: December 3rd
Metal Prints: December 3rd

HCPro Closes for Holidays Thursday, 23rd December at 1pm 
HCPro Reopens Monday, 10th January

 

Canada

GTA Imaging

All orders from GTA Imaging are shipped out via Canada Post Expedited (Ground). You can see GTA Imaging's shipping rates here.   ** GTA Imaging will be closed from December 24th - January 3rd **

Prints: November 29th 
Fine Art Prints: November 24th
Canvas Prints: November 19th
Metal Prints: November 15th

 

The Lab Works

All orders from The Lab Works are shipped out via Canada Post Expedited. You can see The Lab Works' shipping rates here.

Ground/2 Day Shipping

Prints: December 17th 
Canvas Prints: December 1st
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Overnight

Prints: December 20th
Canvas Prints: December 3rd
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Technicare Imaging

You can see all of Technicare Imaging's shipping rates here.

Domestic

Economy/Ground
Prints: December 8th
Canvas Prints: December 4th
Metal Prints: December 4th

 

Overnight & Two Day Air
Prints: December 18th
Canvas Prints: December 14th
Metal Prints: December 17th

 

International (U.S.)

UPS Ground: December 1st

 

United Kingdom & European Union

Loxley Colour 

Due to the exceptionally high volume of general post during the lead-up to the festive period, Loxley Colour strongly recommends selecting their expedited options as the most effective delivery method. You can see Loxley Colour's shipping rates here.

Within UK

Albums: December 9th

Presentation Products: December 10th

Matted Prints: December 10th

Giftware: December 13th

Books: December 14th

Wall Products: December 14th

Framing: December 14th

USB Products: December 14th

Marketing: December 14th

Giclee Fine Art Prints: December 15th

Photographic Prints: December 22nd

 

Outside of UK

Albums: November 24th

Presentation Products: November 26th

Matted Prints: November 26th

Giftware: November 29th

Books: November 30th

Wall Products: November 30th

Framing: November 30th

USB Products: November 30th

Marketing: November 30th

Giclee Fine Art Prints: December 1st

Photographic Prints: December 7th

 

United States

Bay Photo

You can see Bay Photo's shipping rates here.

 

Bay Photo's current production times and delivery cutoffs can be found here.

 

Black River Imaging

You can see Black River Imaging's shipping rates here.

Ground
Prints: December 14th
Fine Art Prints: December 14th
Canvas Prints: December 10th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Two Day Air
Prints: December 16th
Fine Art Prints: December 16th
Canvas Prints: December 14th
Metal Prints: December 14th

 

Overnight
Prints: December 17th
Fine Art Prints: December 17th
Canvas Prints: December 15th
Metal Prints: December 15th

 

Miller's Professional Imaging

You can see Miller's Professional Imaging's shipping rates here.

Economy
Prints: November 29th
Fine Art Prints: November 29th
Canvas Prints: November 29th
Metal Prints: November 29th 

 

Standard
Prints: December 10th
Fine Art Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints: December 10th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Expedited
Prints: December 19th
Fine Art Prints: December 19th
Canvas Prints: December 19th
Metal Prints: December 19th

 

Mpix

You can see Mpix's shipping rates here.

Economy
Prints: November 29th
Canvas Prints: November 29th
Metal Prints: November 29th

 

Standard
Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints: December 10th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Expedited
Prints: December 19th
Canvas Prints: December 19th
Metal Prints: December 19th

 

ProDPI

You can see ProDPI's shipping rates here.

Standard Shipping
Prints: November 29th 
Fine Art Prints: November 29th 
Canvas Prints: November 29th 
Metal Prints: November 29th 

 

Standard Overnight
Prints: December 10th
Fine Art Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints:
December 10th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Priority Overnight
Prints: December 19th
Fine Art Prints: December 19th
Canvas Prints:
December 19th
Metal Prints: December 19th

 

Richard Photo Lab

You can see Richard Photo Lab's shipping rates here.

Ground
Prints: December 16th
Fine Art Prints: December 17th
Canvas Prints: December 17th

 

2 Day Shipping
Prints: December 20th
Fine Art Prints: December 19th
Canvas Prints:
December 19th

 

Overnight Shipping
Prints: December 22nd
Fine Art Prints: December 20th
Canvas Prints:
December 20th

 

WHCC

You can see WHCC's shipping rates here.

Standard Shipping
Prints: November 29th 
Fine Art Prints: November 29th 
Canvas Prints: November 29th 
Metal Prints: November 29th 

 

Standard Overnight
Prints: December 10th
Fine Art Prints: December 10th
Canvas Prints:
December 10th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Priority Overnight
Prints: December 19th
Fine Art Prints: December 19th
Canvas Prints:
December 19th
Metal Prints: December 19th

 

 

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