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How To Package Your Artwork For Safe Shipping

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It is important that you package your artwork thoroughly when shipping it to your buyer. The last thing you want is for the artwork to be damaged when it arrives at the destination!

Unfortunately the mail companies is not that gentle with parcels as one would expect and wish. So do a good job wrapping it up. Here we give you tips on how you can do that.



Framed Work

We suggest that you put some tissue paper (or something similar) around the piece and put some tape around it. It’s also a good idea to put “cardboard corners” on each corner of the artwork as extra protection. Then you can either:

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1) Put two layers of cardboard at the back and the front of the piece. Let the cardboard pieces be a little bit larger than the piece itself so the edges are protected.

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2) Wrap newspapers around the piece. If you choose this alternative you might want to fill out the empty space on the backside of the art piece.

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3) Wrap “Bubble-Wrap” around it. Again, if you choose this alternative you might want to fill out the empty space on the backside of the art piece.

Finally you wrap it all up in brown packing paper (several layers) and put a lot of packing tape around to secure it. The tape also protects the parcel. Remember the parcels can get quite a rough handling on the way.

There are also special plastic bags made for safe shipping that protects from moisture and rips which you can use.

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If your artwork has a glass front it’s extra fragile. To prevent the glass from cracking you can tape it. Put a cross like the images across the glass before you wrap it up. (Of course
it´s best not to send framed pieces with glass.) Then follow the suggestions above.

Unframed Work

Put tissue paper (or something similar) on the front of the canvas/paper and roll it up. Put another layer of tissue paper around the rolled up piece and secure it with a little bit of tape. Put it in a tube made for postage. If the tube is a little bigger than the actual artwork, carefully fill the empty space with some newspaper or similar to prevent the art piece to move around in the tube.

Put tissue paper (or something similar) on the front of the canvas/paper and roll it up. Put another layer of tissue paper around the rolled up piece and secure it with a little bit of tape. Put it in a tube made for postage. If the tube is a little bigger than the actual artwork, carefully fill the empty space with some newspaper or similar to prevent the art piece to move around in the tube.

Remember the parcels get quite a rough handling on the way.

 

Small Unframed Work

If you can’t roll the art piece up because it’s too small, it is a good idea to put it in a stiff envelope. Put two cardboard pieces on either side of the artwork to be sure it’s unbreakable. Use a slightly bigger envelope and cardboard pieces so the edges and corners of your artwork are protected.

Remember the parcels get quite a rough handling on the way.

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