Our current timeline for the Artkive Box process from our receiving your art to delivering your book proof is about 10-13 weeks. The end of summer/pre-holidays is our busiest time of year!
Timing can vary due to shipping delays, weather, and the current volume of orders.
You can check your order status at any time using the order tracking feature on our website.
If you need your order by a certain date:
Please contact us via email (email@example.com) to let us know if you are hoping to receive your book by a certain date. A rush fee may apply.
Here is our current timeline:
Shipping your box 7-15 business days
Photography 6-8 weeks
Boxes are photographed in the order we received them. Our photographers light and photograph each piece individually. Care is taken to refresh the art (unfold corners, remove unwanted tape, clean off glitter, etc.).
Invoice 1-2 days after art is photographed
We'll send you a Second Payment Invoice based on how many pieces you sent and how many books you will be printing. Learn more here.
Editing & Book Building 4-5 weeks
Our editors enhance and crop each image to highlight your masterpieces. Our book builders load all of your artwork into your account, create your book proof according to your specifications, and send you instructions to review, edit, and approve your book.
Printing 4 business days
Once you have approved your book for print, it will take around 4 business days to print, dry and be packaged for shipping. Book printing cannot be expedited.
Shipping your book 7-14 business days (Expect Holiday Delays)
**Please note: If you selected Expedited or Super Rush processing at checkout, your order will be ready within the time frame of the option you selected. All Standard orders are subject to change, and will be processed under our current timeline and not the timeline listed on our website at time of purchase. Timeframes listed begin when we receive your art, not when you purchase the shipping kit.
*Mosaic proofs will be sent via email, and once approved you can anticipate 3 weeks for printing, custom framing, and shipping.
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