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Change to our Payment Terms and Conditions

As a part of the ongoing restructuring Atkins, we have decided to move to prepayment of jobs where possible. The decision was based on these two problems faced when running a small custom manufacturing facility, or professional photo lab.

  1. A percentage of orders are not being picked up.
  2. We cannot resell the materials used.

We do offer a money back guarantee, and a long trading history indicating we please our clients.

One of the unexpected benefits of this move has been the clarification of the orders before production begins. We deal with a lot of complex orders, often resulting in phone calls along the way, because payment is now brought forward, these questions are being sorted immediately.

In some circumstances, where work cannot be costed up front, we will ask for a deposit before commencing the order.

If you wish to look at our Terms and Conditions, follow this link.

You will notice more changing over this next year, one of the key tweaks will be the separation of our 'professional' or ABN registered clients. If you are a professional photographer, and have are a registered ABN holder, please let us know but filling out the form at this link.

Keep an eye out for these changes and let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you better.

New spray booth at Atkins

Our new spray booth This month we commissioned our new spray booth to aid in the coating of Giclée prints. Our canvas prints are all coated with a water-based matte finish spray, but you can also order your art paper prints coated.

Our Giclée print process uses pigment ink printing that sits on the surface of the paper . This makes all ink prints prints susceptible to damage. An over-spray provides that extra layer of protection.

Spraying is an option at $45 per square meter. The spray is certified to extend the longevity of the prints.

Production update.

atkins xmas card-smAll is flowing well this year thanks for some very busy Elves tinkering at Atkins. There is time for most printing, although finishing services are being squeezed. We can conjure vouchers for any amount, they are prepared on lovely gift cards.

Freight is getting tight for big items, but we are still seeing normal delivery times on all services.

If you need something, just ask.

Christmas closing, production delivery times.

atkins xmas card-smLeading up to Christmas, all production will take normal time, any work shorter than normal turn around time requires production approval before we can guarantee it for Christmas delivery. Cut off dates for Facemounting and Acrylic Sandwich, December 13th. **Almost anything else is possible**

Allow 1 week for freight services as they are under stress in the weeks leading up.

We are open normal trading times up to and including December 24th, we will re-open Monday, January 6th 2014. 

Production in the first weeks in January will be limited, but most services are available. Please call or email for any specific requests.

Christmas Trading 2012

Production is flowing well, although we are 'just on time'. If you need anything shorter than normal production times, please call. We are open normal trading times up to and including December 24th, we will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd 2013. Production in the first two weeks in January will be limited, but most services are available. Please call or email for any specific requests.

2012 Christmas Trading and production cut-off dates.

Normal trading times up to and including December 24th, we will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd 2013. Production in the first two weeks in January will be limited, but most services are available. Please call or email for any specific requests. Up to Christmas, all production will take normal time, any work shorter than normal turn around time requires production approval before we can guarantee it for Christmas delivery.