Publication Use Fees for Photographic Reproductions

  • These charges apply to the use of a reproduction in print, film, video or digital format when commercial use for profit is desired.

  • All applications for publication use must be made on the Application for Permission to Publish Photographs form.

  • When use fees are assessed, they are in addition to photofinishing costs, which are assessed at the rate charged by McMaster University Media Production Services.

  • PUBLICATION USE FEES ARE NOT REQUIRED for personal or private use; for use in theses; for use by non-profit societies; for use in community service announcements; for historical articles in local newspapers or other similar uses; or for non-profit scholarly publications.

BOOKS/SERIALS (print run under 10,000 copies) :
Inside illustration $100 per image
Cover illustration $200 per image
   
BOOKS/SERIALS (print run over 10,000 plus copies) :
Inside illustration $125 per image
Cover illustration $300 per image
   
POSTER (promotional) :
Local $75 per image
National $200 per image
   
POST CARDS :
Less than 500 $75 per image
500 - 1000 $225 per image
1000 plus $450 per image
   
CALENDARS:
Less than 500 $75 per image
500-100 $250 per image
1000 plus $450 per image
   
BROADCAST FILM, TELEVISION, VIDEO:
Local $225 per image
National $450 per image
Educational documentaries $100 per image (fee negotiable)
   
*Prices subject to change without notice
William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections
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