Lab Holiday Cutoff Times for 2023

  • Updated

The holidays are fast approaching, so be sure your clients' orders will make it on time for Christmas! Below are the suggested lab cutoff times for this year. We will continue to update these as we get these dates from our labs. 

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 timely delivery.  
  • Just so you know – 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.
  • 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.

** Atkins Lab is closed for the holidays from December 22, 2023, until January 7, 2024. **

Australia

Prints: December 4th
Fine Art Prints: December 4th
Handmade Paper Prints: December 4th
Canvas Prints: November 26th

 

New Zealand

Prints: November 18th
Fine Art Prints: November 18th
Handmade Paper Prints: November 18th
Canvas Prints: November 4th 

 

HC Pro 

You can see HC Pro's shipping rates here. 

** HCPro will be closed for the holidays from December 21st through January 8th. ** 

Ground
Prints:  December 8th
Canvas Prints: November 22nd
Metal Prints: November 22nd

 

Canada

GTA Imaging

You can see GTA Imaging's shipping rates here.   

** GTA Imaging will be closed from December 23rd until December 31st. **

Prints: November 27th
Fine Art Prints: November 27th
Canvas Prints: November 13th
Metal Prints: November 13th

 

The Print Refinery

You can see The Print Refinery's shipping rates here.

Ground/2 Day Shipping
Prints: December 16th
Canvas Prints: December 6th
Metal Prints: December 10th

 

Overnight
Prints: December 18th
Canvas Prints: December 8th
Metal Prints: December 12th

 

Technicare Imaging 

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

** Technicare will be closed from December 25th until January 7th. **

Domestic Economy
Prints: December 8th

 

Standard
Prints: December 12th
Canvas Prints: December 12th 
Metal Prints:
December 12th 

 

Overnight & Two Day Air
Prints: December 12th
Canvas Prints: December 12th 
Metal Prints:
December 12th 

 

International (U.S.)
UPS Ground: December 12th

 

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.

The dates below are the cutoff dates for the DPD Courier shipping options, not Royal Air Mail. 

Within UK
Matted Prints:  December 10th
Wall Products: December 13th
Giclee Fine Art Prints: December 15th
Photographic Prints:  December 20th

 

Outside of UK
Matted Prints: November 27th
Wall Products: December 1st
Giclee Fine Art Prints: December 14th
Photographic Prints (up to 12 inches): December 19th 
Photographic Prints (larger than 12 inches): December 14th 

 

United States

Bay Photo

You can see Bay Photo's shipping rates here.

Their current production times and delivery cutoffs can be found here.

 

Standard (Ground)
Prints:
December 13th  
Fine Art Prints: 
December 12th
Canvas Prints:  
December 12th
Metal Prints: 
December 12th
Acrylic Blocks: December 8th
Ornaments: December 12th 

 

Two Day 
Prints: December 18th 
Fine Art Prints: 
December 15th
Canvas Prints:
December 15th
Metal Prints:
December 15th
Acrylic Blocks:
December 13th
Ornaments: December 15th

Overnight
Prints: December 19th 
Fine Art Prints: 
December 18th
Canvas Prints:
December 18th
Metal Prints:
December 18th
Acrylic Blocks:
December 14th
Ornaments: December 18th

 

Black River Imaging

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

Standard (Ground)
Prints:
December 13th  
Fine Art Prints: 
December 12th
Canvas Prints:  
December 12th
Metal Prints: 
December 12th

Two Day 
Prints: December 18th 
Fine Art Prints: 
December 15th
Canvas Prints:
December 15th
Metal Prints:
December 15th

Overnight
Prints: December 19th 
Fine Art Prints: 
December 18th
Canvas Prints:
December 18th
Metal Prints:
December 18th

Miller's Professional Imaging

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

Economy Plus
Prints: December 6th
Fine Art Prints: December 3rd
Canvas Prints: December 3rd
Metal Prints: December 3rd

 

Standard
Prints: December 15th
Fine Art Prints: December 12th
Canvas Prints: December 12th
Metal Prints: December 12th

 

Expedited
Prints: December 19th
Fine Art Prints: December 16th
Canvas Prints: December 16th
Metal Prints: December 16th

 

Mpix

You can see Mpix's shipping rates here.

Economy Plus
Prints: December 6th
Fine Art Prints: December 3rd
Canvas Prints: December 3rd
Metal Prints: December 3rd

 

Standard
Prints: December 15th
Fine Art Prints: December 12th
Canvas Prints: December 12th
Metal Prints: December 12th

 

Expedited
Prints: December 19th
Fine Art Prints: December 16th
Canvas Prints: December 16th
Metal Prints: December 16th

 

ProDPI

You can see ProDPI's shipping rates here. 

Standard Shipping
Prints: December 15th 
Fine Art Prints: December 15th 
Canvas Prints: December 14th
Metal Prints: December 14th 

 

Standard Overnight
Prints: December 18th
Fine Art Prints: December 18th
Canvas Prints: December 17th
Metal Prints: December 17th

 

Priority Overnight
Prints: December 18th 
Fine Art Prints: December 18th  
Canvas Prints: December 17th
Metal Prints: December 17th

 

Richard Photo Lab 

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

Ground
Prints: December 15th 
Fine Art Prints: December 12th 
Canvas Prints: December 13th

 

2-Day Shipping
Prints: December 19th 
Fine Art Prints: December 15th
Canvas Prints: December 18th

 

Overnight Shipping
Prints: December 20th
Fine Art Prints: December 18th
Canvas Prints: December 19th

 

WHCC  

You can see WHCC's shipping rates here.

WHCC's holiday cutoff dates can be found here

Standard Shipping
Prints: December 15th 
Fine Art Prints: December 15th 
Canvas Prints: December 14th
Metal Prints: December 14th 
Cards: December 16th
Framed Prints:
December 14th
Acrylic Blocks: 
December 14th 

 

Standard Overnight
Prints: December 18th
Fine Art Prints: December 18th
Canvas Prints: December 17th
Metal Prints: December 17th
Cards: December 18th
Framed Prints:
December 17th
Acrylic Blocks: 
December 14th 

 

Priority Overnight
Prints: December 18th 
Fine Art Prints: December 18th  
Canvas Prints: December 17th
Metal Prints: December 17th
Cards: December 18th
Framed Prints:
December 17th
Acrylic Blocks: 
December 14th