Coronavirus Covid-19 Infromation
Hello and thanks for your interest in supporting an artist at this uncertain time! You may have some concerns about ordering right now. Such as where is my print coming from or is there a danger of getting the coronavirus Covid-19 from things I order online.
Where is my print coming from?
At this time, there's only one one known disruptions to the printing partners that handle printing and shipping my work. The UK printer is currently closed. You can find out more about where prints are made below.
When a printer is closed, an order can still be fulfilled but it will ship from another printer and as a result the shipping costs may be more than in normal times.
In general it is taking longer to print (10 to 15 days) and ship regardless of location but all orders are still being fulfilled. Please expect slower than normal delivery.
It is possible that there will be more disruptions but since most items are available from multiple locations, it's likely that your order would simply be printed in a different location. I will update this page if and when more disruptions, if any, are known. And if I discover there will be any issue with your order, I will contact you individually.
Is My Online Order Safe to Handle?
Current Consensus is that this virus is not as easily transmitted by touch. And regardless, in online shopping, there are less touch points than purchasing in a store. Coupled with the short time span that Covid-19 survives on surfaces, your order should be without worry. You can read more about this at the CDC and WHO. See the following links.
“In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packages that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures .”
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”
-World Health Organization (WHO)
When this whole ordeal began, I took packages to a sheltered area and left them for a day or two before opening. These days convinced this is primarily spread by being in proximity to someone with the virus, I have stopped taking that particular bit of precaution.
I am always grateful to the people who buy prints from me. Your patronage has allowed me to make a living doing something I love. A younger me would never have dreamed this possible. Right now, your support is even more critical as understandably many of us are in a precarious position where art takes an understandable backseat to fundamental needs and caring for family. If you're not impacted, I hope you'll consider getting a print or a gift card to use towards a future purchase from my shop. It would make a world of difference right now.