PACKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAINTINGS UNDER 48”

  1. Any painting larger than 48” on any side MUST BE SHIPPED IN A CRATE.
  2. Make sure the painting is completely dry before packing it for shipment.
  3. You will need to have archival tissue paper, poly wrap, heavy plastic bag, bubble wrap, foam board, cardboard corner protectors, and a cardboard box.
    Careful not to touch painting when packing it.
  4. Be sure to fill spaces in the shipping box with bubble wrap or shredded paper to prevent shifting of artwork in transit.
  5. Make sure the box is securely sealed.
  6. After putting the shipping label on box make sure to put clear tape over the label to secure it.
  7. Add fragile to the outside of the box with a marker.

PAINTINGS UNDER 48”

PAINTINGS OVER 48” MATERIALS and INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Archival tissue paper, bubble wrap, plastic bag, form board, cardboard corner protectors, CUSTOM MADE WOODEN CRATE.
  2. Never touch painting with bare hands, always use archival tissue paper, make sure painting is dry, use gloves when handling painting.
  3. Use foamboard larger than the painting for a firm backing and support.
  4. Place inside heavy plastic bag to protect against moisture
  5. Use generous amounts of bubble wrapping to make sure the painting does not shift or move in transit.
  6. FOR FRAMED PAINTINGS OVER 18”X24” YOU MAY WANT TO FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEEDURE THAT IS RECCOMMENDED FOR CRATES.

PAINTINGS OVER 48”

Abstract art background. Hand-painted background

SHIPPING A SCULPTURE

Always remember when shipping a sculpture, you must wrap it in such a way that it is protected from shaking or ANY movement. Keep your work upright and pack it as if it were going to be dropped or bumped.

Use plenty of bubble wrap. Wrap the top of the sculpture with bubble wrap and secure it with tape. Then bubble wrap the bottom of the work with bubble wrap and secure it with tape. Then wrap the middle of the work.

The box you put it in should be larger than the item being shipped. The important thing is that you want to fill any empty spaces. This should not be done with peanuts or any material that will allow the object to settle to the bottom or move around in any way. Never leave empty spaces within your box. Some artists like to double-box their work if they feel it is especially fragile. After you have sealed the first box, get another larger box with plenty of space between the two and secure it with packing material at the bottom and plenty of bubble wrap so that there is no space between the first box and the second.

If the work is large, (over a foot tall) packing it in a crate is essential. Don’t forget to secure any areas with plastic bags, shredded paper, or extra bubble wrap. Make sure to use tape to close off and secure all seems.

ROLLED CANVAS PAINTINGS

  1. Any painting even very larges sizes can be shipped in a mailing tube.
  2. The canvas can be as big as 72”X 72” and the tube can be up to 12” in diameter.
  3. As always make sure the painting is dry.
  4. Be sure that the CAPS on the ends of the tube are the correct size.
  5. You will use a smaller size tube so that it fits inside the larger one. And it is “this” tube that you will roll your artwork around.
  6. You should roll the canvas between two sheets of archival paper.
  7. Make sure the canvas is completely covered by the paper. Roll paint side outward around the smaller tube to aid in its support. Then roll bubble wrap around the artwork and seal with tape. All the while you should always be careful not to wrap painting to tight.
  8. When you put this into the mailing tube be sure that there is no extra room inside and add more bubble wrap to other material to secure movement.
  9. You are now ready for shipping label and mark FRAGILE.

ROLLED CANVAS PAINTINGS

Artist canvas in roll, canvas stretcher, staple gun and paintbru

 SHOPPING FOR INSURANCE   

Federal Express insures up to $ 1,000.00, no matter how expensive the item is. This post is effective as of Sept. 23, 2019. Artists are encouraged to contact Federal Express at the time of shipment to confirm this information.

On Sept.23,2019 I called United Parcel Service (UPS) and their agent said that they do insure up to $50,000 The agent gave me the following prices for this insurance.

$1000 is $10.05 $2000 is $21,00 $3000 is $31.05 $4000 is

$42.33 $5000 is $52.05 $10,000 is $105 $20,000 is $210

$30,000 is $315 $40,000 is $420 and $50, is $525. This website does NOT GUARENTEE these prices. ARTISTS  MUST VERIFY with United Parcel Service what prices and policies are in effect at the time of shipment.

Third party insurance is also available. RAMON is one such company I googled them and looked on the Better Business Bureau and both give them extremely high marks and excellent reviews. They have been in business since 1982. Their phone number is 888 441-4435 and their website address is ramonins-usa.com. I encourage artists to go on their site and compare prices. They offer several different programs and I am sure that one of them will fit your insurance needs.