Metro’s Christmas Turnaround Times + Last Post!


We’ve listed all our print, processing and framing deadlines below for you to use as a handy guide this Christmas. And for those of you last minute Christmas shoppers – don’t worry, we have plenty of Metro Imaging Gift Vouchers and film stocked in our front of house right up until the 22nd December! 



Bespoke Service appointments:  20th December

Bespoke Service C-type (Matt, Gloss, Velvet under 40″x30″ only): 20th December

Bespoke Service B&W (+ Duratrans, metallic, etc): 19th December

Bespoke Service Giclée: 19th December

Bespoke Service Mounting: 18th mounting

Bespoke Service Framing: 11th framing


Self-Service Orders C-type (Matt, Gloss, Velvet under 40″x30″ only):  21st December 2pm

Self-service orders B&W(+ Duratrans, metallic, etc):   19th December

Self-service orders Giclée:  19th December

Self-Service Mounting: 18th December

Self-Service Framing: 11th December


Film processing: 20th December

Film scanning:  20th December

Retouch Appointments: 20th December




International Last Posting Date Christmas 2017

International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature services


Saturday 2 December: Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 6 December: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia)

Thursday 7 December: Caribbean, Central, and South America

Saturday 9 December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday 13 December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday 14 December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday 15 December: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Saturday 16 December: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


UK Last Posting Dates Christmas 2017


Tuesday 19 December: Royal Mail 1st CLASS

Wednesday 20 December: Royal Mail Recorded

Thursday 21 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday 22 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery, Saturday Guaranteed


For printing, mounting, framing and retouch see all of Metro’s Turnaroud times here.


Don’t Let Deadlines Get The Better of You – For extra support while planning your exhibition and portfolios ahead of Christmas why not check out our Tips from the Experts on Working To Deadlines!


Metro Imaging will be closed from 2 pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and will reopen at 8.30 am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter official pages for any updates.

Happy Printing Folks! 🎄 🎶  📸