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Ordering Prints

How it Works

Choose a photo

Large photographs with plenty of pixels which are sharp and clear work best.  If you want to know if a photo will work  upload the photo to us and ask our advice.


Pick a Style

There are 16 styles to choose from. See all our styles here. If you would like some help choosing a style upload your photo to us and ask our advice.

Canvas or Paper

Canvas stretchers come in two depths. Choose shallow if you want to frame your print and deeper if you want to hang it straight on the wall.

We normally use lightly textured watercolour paper for most styles. Black and white or sepia sometimes look better on satin or gloss

Which Format

Usually, photographs are square oblong / portrait or panorama shaped. If you want use only part of the picture you can crop it before you send it or we can do it for you

What size

As a rough guide for every 10 inches or 25 cms you need 1000 pixels. If you need to find out how big your picture will print then upload it to us before you place an order and we will get back to you.


Edge treatment

For  stretched canvas prints you can wrap the picture around the sides or have a black white or coloured edge. For paper prints if you want to mount and frame them have a white border added

Anything else

If you have specific instructions for us about format, size, colours, or  removing  backgrounds  e.t.c. enter these in the box  provided. If you forgot anything important you can always email us at ( please include your order number)

Place an Order

Once you have decided what you want  you can click on the order now tab and pay for your print.

If you have already sent us your picture for advice then we can send you a request for payment via Pay Pal if you prefer


Upload Images

You can send us the picture you want us to use as part of your order or after you have placed an order by email.

If we already have the pictures no need to resend

Compose and check

At this stage we will also check we know exactly what you want to see in your picture. If we need too we will create  a composition so you see how the elements of your picture will appear on the print.

Our artist starts work

We start work transforming your photo in the style you have chosen using digital brushes and graphics tools


Proofs are sent

In a day or two we send you a proof to approve. You can ask for any changes at this stage. You can have as many proofs as you like we only print when you are happy with what you see.


We print your picture on  350 gm canvas or the paper you have chosen



Your canvas print will be varnished and stretched over the canvas stretchers. Paper prints will be cut to size and protected with a clear lacquer finish

Packing and dispatch

Canvas prints are triple wrapped to protect them in transit. Paper prints are put into large sealed canvas tubes


Prints are usually sent via Parcelforce and will arrive one or two working days after being sent at the latest.


Further Information

Previews and Proofs

What you see

Many of our styles take time to create so we cannot show you in advance what it will look like. As soon as we can we will send you a proof. You can have as many proofs as you want  we only print when you are happy with what you see



Style fees and prices

Fees and Prices

We charge a set fee for applying a style to your photograph regardless of the size it will be printed. Some styles are free others take much more work so we charge a little more. For more complex styles their is a small supplement for portraits that involve more than one person (£10.00 per head). Other than that all you have to pay is for the size of the print you want. Paper prints are usually cheaper and all delivery  on mainland UK is free


Canvas wrap options

With a stretched canvas there are different ways to treat the edge of the stretched canvas

  1. Wrap the image around the sides
  2. Have a plain white or black edge
  3. Choose a colour from the picture

When ordering a canvas print you will need to choose one of these. You can always change this later if needed



Our canvas prints are triple wrapped for added protection and are fully trackable

Paper print are  wrapped in cellophane and placed in large cardboard tubes to pretect them in transit.

Delivery is free for mainland UK . Charges do apply for delivery in the EU and beyond

Standard Sizes

Standard and custom sizes

We can produce prints on canvas or on three fine art papers, in square portrait or panorama formats.

These come in a range of standard sizes designed to work with common photographic formats. See our standard sizes for more details

If you cannot find  the size or format you need please contact us.  A wide range of other sizes are possible



Normally once we have your order we can create a design and have it ready to to go within a week.  You will then recieve your print early in the following week. If you need it faster than that then please let us know we will always seek to meet your timeframes if we can.



Scarlet-Ibis Art   Telephone: 01525 306113   Email: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00

ADDRESS: 10 Albany Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1NS