How should I package my art?
You should follow the www.BuyStudentArt.co.uk guidelines for packaging art. It is important that the customer receives the artwork in a perfect condition. With Art the size, shape, weight and fragility will change based on the unique piece of art.
These guidelines are just that ....guidelines and a minimum of what is expected.Photos
- These should be packaged in non acidic paper before placed inside a cardboard folder (this can be made from a box), then put inside a cardboard backed envelope.
- If the photo is too large for a standard size envelope then it must be sent in a poster tube, also wrapped in non-acidic paper.
- This is all size dependent and you should use your common sense on how they should be sent, depending on the medium, frame etc.
- In general, all paintings should be wrapped in non-acidic paper, then in bubble wrap and then inside card (be it a card envelope or a box).
- All corners of the paintings should be protected (even with a triangle of paper)
- If the art is to be sold framed or stretched on canvas then the artwork should be packed carefully, again with the corners covered.
Pastel art - Care should be taken with pastel art as it should be covered with some form of plastic to ensure no rubbing of the work. Glass is best avoided for postage.Sculpture/ Pottery:
- Wrap the piece within several layers of bubble-wrap
- Place within a box (with several centimetres space around the item), ensure the box has some absorbent material in the base (something such as crunched newspaper or polystyrene balls)
- Fill around the item with more absorbent material
- Secure the box shut and tape shut
- Items must be sent with 2 business days of you being notified that it has been sold
- Items must be sent Special Delivery from the post office, ensure that you keep the receipt if there are any issues with no-delivery
- You, the student, are responsible for paying for the service.
- Items must be clearly addressed with the customers name and address and include your name and address as "Sender"