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Buying Images

How to Buy an Image

Find the image(s) online or the catalogue entry using search and click the BUY button under the entry. Please complete your details. A quote is always provided onscreen or via email before you confirm that you wish to pay.


Payment is made by Debit or Credit card online. We may be able to arrange to invoice for amounts over £50 if you have set up an account with us or have a record of purchases. Please understand that because of cost and bad debt reasons, we generally will not invoice for your first purchase.


The following prices relate to purchases for Personal non-commercial Purposes. Prices vary according to use for other, online, publishing or commercial purposes and so we ask you to give us as much detail as possible in the order form so that we can give you an accurate quote. A guide to commercial pricing is available here.

Our standard service takes 10-15 working days. If you would like to order using our express service (5 working days or less) please note that double the standard price applies.

Poster Prints (Including 1:1 Scale)    
A4 (210mm x 297mm) £15.00 £18.00
A3 (297mm x 420mm) £18.00 £21.60
A2 (420mm x 594mm) £22.00 £26.40
A1 (594mm x 841mm) £26.00 £31.20
A0 (841mm x 1189mm) £30.00 £36.00
Digital Images    
Existing scan, online download £8.25 £9.90
Digitisation on demand at 400dpi £18.25 £21.90
Photographic Prints    
6"x8" (152mm x 203mm) £15.00 £18.00
8"x10" (203mm x 254mm) £18.00 £21.60
10"x12" (254mm x 305mm) £22.00 £26.40
12" x 16" (305mm x 406mm) £27.00 £32.40
16" x 20" (406mm x 508mm) £32.00 £38.40
20" x 24" (508mm x 610mm) £37.00 £44.40
Other charges    
Search fee (per minute) £1.00 £1.20
Postage & Packaging (Standard UK) £4.00 £4.80
Postage & Packaging (Large items UK) Price on application Price on application
Postage & Packaging (Overseas) Price on application Price on application
Express Service (5 working days or less) Standard price x 2 Standard price x 2

HES Collections - Sales & Enquiries,
John Sinclair House,
16 Bernard Terrace,
Edinburgh EH8 9NX

T: 0131 651 6872   

Help Topics

Help is available on the following items. Please click on the relevant link below to read more. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.