This page outlines the packaging we use for the various types of orders we handle.
Prints that are A4 or smaller are packaged flat as these prints are too small to roll.
Each print is sandwiched between two sheets of acid free tissue paper and then the prints themselves are sandwiched between two pieces of board. The two boards are taped together at each of the four sides to keep the prints from moving. This is then placed inside a mail bag.
All the materials in our A4 packaging is recyclable, we use paper tape, rather than sellotape, for fixing the boards that protect the prints, the mail bags are made from sugar cane, not plastic, and are themselves recyclable.
Larger prints are sent rolled in postal tubes.
Each print is wrapped in acid free tissue paper, the prints are then rolled around a smaller tube to protect the prints from getting creased while rolling. The prints are then wrapped in a heavy weight paper, longer than the prints to protect the edges while inside the postal tube, this roll is taped to stop the prints from unwinding and filling out the tube, which makes it easier to remove from the tube.
For large print orders, we will decide between sending the prints flat – again sandwiched between acid free tissue paper and then boxed/packaged – or we will send the prints inside multiple postal tubes or square boxes. This decision is based on the specifications of the order; size of print, the paper used and the number of prints within the order.
Prints within the order are wrapped together in wrapping paper to keep all the prints together. These packs are then packaged in boxes or within packing card to protect the prints in transit.
Each Stretched Canvas we produce is wrapped in a cellophane wrap to protect the print, this is then wrapped in a bubble wrap to protect the frame. This package is then boxed if not alone or packaged within packing card to protect the order in transit. Larger canvas prints are further protected with hardboard (that extends beyond the size of the canvas print) sandwiching the canvas and protecting both the front, back and sides of the frame.
We protect the frames by wrapping them in a protective foam tubing, this package is then wrapped in bubble wrap to protect the overall product. Cardboard corners are used to further protect the corners of the frame from being knocked. This package is then boxed if not along or packaged within packing card to protect the order in transit.
We are continually looking to improve our packaging to guarantee every order arrives safely and without any damage.