British Library launches online print service


The British Library has just launched an on-demand print service meaning you can own many of the stunning (and in some cases world renowned) images from the Library archives.

The service, which operates in association with Magnolia Box – a company who facilitate the sale of visual content – promises to

[Open] up the vast range of the British Library’s collection items, the prints available include images from past and present British Library exhibitions, such as gold-covered illustrations from medieval royal manuscripts and exquisite hand drawn maps. Also available are gems from the British Library archives, from Victorian circus posters, advertising the freakish and bizarre, to classic 1920’s fashion images.

The images on offer come in most of the usual gallery gift shop formats – framed and unframed prints, canvases, postcards and greeting cards. Sadly no word on printed teatowels. If you’re not London-based the online service has the added bonus of delivering straight to your door.

Prices start at £2.50 for a postcard and rise to £115 for the largest framed canvas print.

Oh, and I’d like to make an early bet on what the most popular print will be…


Note to editors:

Magnolia Box creates custom print on demand solutions for visual content owners.

They help artists, photographers, galleries, museums, publishers and picture libraries to sell their content online using their own dedicated e-commerce website or in-store kiosk.