There is no standard production time, as it varies according to the order quantity, specifications and our production capacity. Most are produced in approximately 4 weeks from the date of final file submission. Be aware that we only produce a limited number of volume orders from October to January.
Delivery time and costs
Please note that delivery time is in addition to production time. Packaging and delivery costs are calculated after all order specifications have been confirmed. Deliveries are made to a single street address within New Zealand only.
A single, fully-bound proof book can be printed prior to the volume order being printed. We recommend this, assuming it can fit in with our production schedule. Proof copies for standard book formats are charged at the volume unit price, then the cost of the proof is deducted from the volume print run. The cost of custom format proofs need to be quoted and confirmed by our Volume Order Manager. Allow 7 days minimum for proof copies to be produced
Quoting and rescheduling
that any change to the quantity, size, format, options, file submission date or delivery details, following the provision of our quote, will require the order to be requoted and possibly rescheduled.
File submission requirements
Following confirmation of the file submission date by our Volume Order Manager, late file submissions may result in the rescheduling of your order. Depending on your in hand date, a penalty fee may also apply. This is to ensure there is no interruption to our overall production schedule.
Visit the Design Tools
page for software options prior to commencing your book design
. We only accept PDF files that conform to our required specifications. Before submitting a volume order it is important that you read our colour management information available here
. PDF submissions that don’t conform to our specifications will incur a file handling prepress fee.
Terms + conditions
No changes can be made to your order once production has started.
Payment terms are 50% prior to starting the order and 50% prior to dispatch
Prices are subject to change without notice
Volume Order Manager
0800 744 755
Self publishing advice
For information about funding, design, promotions, sales and distribution read our Self Publishing Guide
and view our How To Self Publish A Photo Book