Packaging your artwork for delivery by courier or post

It may seem like a lot of additional effort, however, careful packaging of your artwork is necessary to ensure that it arrives safely. Franklin Arts Festival takes care to store all packaging and will use it to re-package and return your artwork to you after the event (if it doesn’t sell in the mean time!). We will make every effort to return your work to its packaging securely, however, the better the packaging that you provide, the safer your work is.

Franklin Arts Festival is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during transit. All insurance is the responsibility of the artist.  Please note that the following are suggested guidelines only, designed to assist you in your packaging decisions.  Safe packaging is ultimately the responsibility of the artist.

Packing an artwork for transportation

Wrap your artwork in acid-free tissue paper (if it is behind glass, make sure that you clean the glass before packaging!)

Wrap in bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard roll. Works behind glass should be wrapped generously in several layers (4-5 cm thick is best).

Using additional bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard roll, shape corner protectors.

Sandwich artwork between two pieces of triple corrugated cardboard or 0.5cm MDF sheet, secured with parcel tape.

Wrap your sandwiched parcel in some additional layers of bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard roll.

Carefully measure your parcel and, using triple corrugated cardboard, build an outer box. Secure all seams with plenty of parcel tape

Attach shipping labels and be sure to clearly mark your parcel as FRAGILE

NOTE: remember to ensure that your name, address, phone number, category, title and price are marked clearly on a label with your artwork before you package it.

How to pack a 3-dimensional artwork for transportation

Materials and equipment:

  1. Acid free art tape
    A triple corrugated box
  2. Loose fill
  3. Bubble wrap
    Parcel Tape
    Shipping labels

You will need to take plenty of bubble wrap to cover the artwork entirely. Wrap every part generously with bubble wrap and secure all seams with packing tape.

Prepare a box or crate. You have to choose a box or crate of the corresponding size (a bit bigger than your artwork). Fill the bottom of the box with packing peanuts, shredded paper or any other cushioning material of your choice.

Nest your wrapped artwork inside the box or create and fill any voids with cushioning materials. As a result, your sculpture should not shift around the box.

Double box. It is highly recommended to use a double-box technique for packing fragile items. Therefore, you have to seal a smaller box and nest it inside a slightly bigger one, filling the cavity between the boxes with packing fill. Afterwards, seal the larger box and secure all seams with packing tape.

Attach shipping labels and be sure to clearly mark your parcel as FRAGILE

NOTE: remember to ensure that your name, address, phone number, category, title and price are marked clearly on a label with your artwork before you package it.

 

How to pack an artwork on paper for transport

Wrap your artwork in acid-free tissue paper

Sandwich between two pieces of thick board measuring slightly larger than the artwork (triple corrugated cardboard is ideal). Secure all edges with parcel tape.

OR Roll and slide into a shipping tube with sealed ends.

Attach shipping labels and be sure to clearly mark your parcel as TOP STOW

NOTE: remember to ensure that your name, address, phone number, category, title and price are marked clearly on a label with your artwork before you package it.