Portrait Printer

Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery in London, and visitors online, can choose from over 125,000 portraits from our collections and purchase beautifully rich and detailed digital prints using our Portrait Printer service.

Images are printed in their original proportions, within a white border, on a selection of papers and canvas. Please note that a copyright line is included beneath the image on all but the canvas prints. The dimensions listed below are for the paper size only.

Nine types of print are available:

  • Postcard size Satin paper (150 x 100 mm) 270gsm
  • Small Satin Photo paper (297 x 210 mm) 290gsm
  • Small Art Etch paper (297 x 210 mm) 310gsm
  • Medium Satin Photo paper (483 x 329 mm) 290gsm
  • Medium Art Etch paper (483 x 329 mm) 310gsm
  • Medium Matt Fine Art paper (483 x 329 mm) 315gsm
  • Medium Canvas (image size shortest edge 297mm)
  • Large Satin Photo paper (615 x 432 mm) 290gsm
  • Large Art Etch paper (615 x 432 mm) 310gsm

The Satin Photo paper has a semi-gloss finish, ideally suited to reproductions of photographs, while the Art Etch paper has a matt textured surface that works particularly well for reproductions of drawings, etchings and some paintings. The Matt Fine Art paper is best suited for photographs, and the Canvas for paintings.

Prices are:

  • Postcard size Satin - £6.00
  • Small Satin Photo and Art Etch - £15.00
  • Medium Satin Photo and Art Etch - £30.00
  • Medium Canvas - £35
  • Medium Matt Fine Art - £40.00
  • Large Satin Photo and Art Etch - £45

For Gallery visitors a simple touchscreen kiosk is located in the Gallery Gift Shop. Customers can search by name of sitter or artist and view portraits available for purchase, or select an image from a period in British history, then place an order for prints that are then printed in minutes from our helpful Shop Assistants.

For our online visitors the process is just as easy. Use the Gallery’s Collections Search facility to similarly search by name of sitter or artist, and then having selected a portrait associated with the sitter or artist, click on the option to buy a print of this portrait from the Shopping panel on the right hand side of the page.

Browse and purchase from the whole of the Gallery’s collection online

Browse and purchase from our selections made for you

Orders are placed securely online using WorldPay, and we attempt to turn around all orders within 24 hours. Orders are dispatched via Royal Mail in the UK, or by DHL overseas. Postage rates start from £3.99 in the UK, £9.00 to Europe, and £12.00 Worldwide.

All Portrait Printer images are printed in original proportions, within a white border on an Epson 4000 Stylus Pro printer on Epson original papers and canvas and are supplied by the National Portrait Gallery Limited Company. Unfortunately requests for subjective alterations can not be accommodated. All purchases support the Gallery.

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