Guidelines for packaging of original artworks

Proper packaging of artwork is the single most relevant factor in delivering your item to its intended recipient (buyer) in good condition. The package should reach its destination in the same condition as it left the seller. During the course of transit, your artwork may pass through different hands and climatic conditions, so there may be a chance of physical damage occurring to your artwork. Hence, the Artists must pay special attention to the proper package of paintings. The sellers are obligated to follow the following guidelines while packaging your artwork for shipping.

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“Dos” and “don’ts” while using packing materials

Dos:

SIGNIFICANT ADVICE: Are you worried about paying cash on quality packing materials? Kindly keep in mind that using low quality packing materials will cost you more if your artwork is damaged during transit.

Don’ts:

The right time to begin packaging for shipment

Please ensure that the supplies required for packing the artwork are available at the moment whenthe artwork has been sold. Begin with the packing process as soon as the sale has been finalized, andat least two days before the designated courier pick-up time. If the sellers are asked to build a customwooden crate then they shall start as soon as possible. If the packing is carried out in a rushed mannerright before the delivery date, then unforeseen events may throw the seller off-schedule and causemistakes in the packing work, or shall lead to the courier pick-up time being missed or delayed. Properpacking requires time.

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Significant advice: Consistently make sure that your artwork is dried completely beforepacking it for the shipment. Print may appear dry, when it’s not. Always keep in mind that ourinsurance will not cover damage to paintings as a result of shipping before the painting iscompletely dry.

Paintings smaller than 48” X 48”

Artworks which are 48’’ in length on any of the sides should be cased or boxed.
The materials you required for packing:

Paintings larger than 48 X 48

Artworks which are larger than 48” on any side should be boxed. The required materials are listed below.

Framed Paintings

The required materials are listed below.

Rolled Canvas Paintings

The paintings on canvas up to 72”x72” are rolled and shipped in a heavy mailing tube between 8” and 12” diameter. If the painting is larger than 72”x72”, then it is recommended that PVC pipes be used. They are available at all local hardware shops. Make sure that your painting is completely dry before trying to roll it.

Flat artworks (i.e. photographs, drawings, watercolors, printmakingwork, collages, etc.) Flat artworks under 48” x 48”

The artworks, which are under 48”, should be boxed. The required materials are listed below.

Flat artworks larger than 48” x 48”

The artworks, which are above 48” on any one side, should be boxed. The required materials are listed below.

Framed Flat Artwork

Conform the guidelines which are framed flat artwork of any size. Nevertheless, if your framed artwork is larger than 18”X24”, then you need to refer “How to pack artwork in a wooden box?”. The required materials are listed below.

Rolled Paper Artworks

Artworks which are done on paper like sketches, photographs, watercolors etc. should be rolled and shipped in a heavy mailing tube between 8” and 12” diameter. If the size is larger than that, then we recommend the use of PVC pipes instead of heavy mailing tubes. PVC pipes are available at all local hardware shops.

The required materials are listed below.

Sculptures

Sculptures are different in size, shape, weight and fragility, etc.. It is difficult to provide a set of guidelines that will work for all the sculptures. Kindly follow the rules as general guidelines.

The required materials are listed below.

How to pack artwork in a wooden box?

Use a custom box for artworks such as sculpture, large flat artworks and fragile items.

The required materials are listed below.