It is very important to properly pack your artwork to avoid damage during transit. After all, no matter how great the work is, in case of damage or defacement, the first feeling that the buyer will experience is disappointment and resentment.
Depending on the type and size of the work, packaging options may vary.
- An unframed picture can be packed in a cardboard or foam tube with wooden, cardboard or paper layers. This is the easiest and cheapest way.
- A framed picture or small to medium sized sculpture can be packed in a heavy cardboard box. To begin with, the work must be wrapped in plastic wrap and covered with a layer of cardboard. Then wrap it with a bubble wrap and place it in a box filled with sealant (silicone, foam, polystyrene).
- A large framed painting or a large sculpture can ONLY be packed in a framed wooden box. This provides structural rigidity and secures it from external damage. It is also necessary to carry out preparatory packaging from the previous paragraph.
To save money, you should pay attention to the total overall weight of the package, which does not always coincide with the actual weight. Also, most postal services have unified package sizes, for exceeding which you will have to pay an additional fee. So do not take larger boxes than required.