Packing your artwork neatly and professionally not only leaves a good impression on the buyer, but it also minimises the chances of damage during couriering. You need to pack your artwork neatly and professionally. You need a high quality of packaging material as a container for the artwork like a cylindrical tube for rolled canvas and rectangular cardboard inner box for framed/stretched artwork along with outer shipping box, bubble wraps, packing cushion, good quality adhesive masking or packing tapes, etc. For all framed artwork we recommend to avoid using glass instead use transparent acrylic sheets to prevent breakage during shipping and handling.
- Ensure paintings are completely dry before packing them. Research the correct amount of drying time before packing and keep a few extra days as a buffer.
- Protect the painting with a layer of butter paper on the painted surface. Any material that comes in contact with the surface of the painting could potentially damage it.
- Use the correct types of packing paper like glassine/ butter paper as the first layer between the painting and any packing material like bubble wrap or newspaper. DO NOT use printed paper, newspaper, or anything printed with ink to create the first layer of packing.
- Now the roll the canvas/ paper and cover it in a layer of bubble wrap to protect from moisture.
- Insert this roll into a PVC or Cardboard tube and seal it from both ends.
- If you are sending the artwork as stretched or framed, secure the glass by sticking masking tape in a cross across the glass (We recommend to replace glass with unbreakable transparent acrylic sheet)
- Now cover it in a layer of bubble wrap, giving special attention to the edges. Finally, place this work in a wooden crate with a packing cushions on all sides, seal and courier it.
- For rolled or framed artwork -Nakshi recommends artwork to be rolled to reduce the chances of damage. However, if you have artwork that’s been framed well, and you don’t wish to remove it from the frame, you may consider shipping it as is. We do, however, recommend that you read our packing guidelines and adhere to them before packing a framed painting