I planned to get a canvas packed this Saturday through an art shipping company but the ones I've found are only open weekdays and I'm unable to take time off work for that. I am confident I can pack it myself if I can find a sturdy box for it. Does anyone know where I can find quality boxes for shipping in the dimensions I need? What about services like the FedEx / UPS store? I'm not sure how competent they would be for packing artwork.
All you need are actually sheets of thick cardboard. You can assemble a good box out of that easily. Inside, put the canvas in a layer of glassine and two layers of bubble wrap, then sandwich it between two sheets of thin playwood. Nothing can harm that.
Post by sixstringer on Jan 30, 2014 6:26:12 GMT -8
I've shipped small/med sized framed pieces with glass and I found the best way in terms of covering your butt is to go to a UPS Store and have them package it with you. You can even pre-pack it in a nice little bubble-wrap shell and have them finish it off...that's what I do. It will cost a bit more but they are 100% on the hook for any damages that occur since they packed it. I've just heard too many horror stories of UPS denying insurance claims by blaming the customer for insufficient packaging (regardless of well it was packed.)
Post by warbingt46 on Mar 25, 2018 23:16:01 GMT -8
I have recently switched to Smart Deliveries and I have to say their packaging is amazing. They take care of the product or parcel like their own and they even have an option of same day delivery Dallas. It has been more than three months that I am sending and receiving packages to my friends.