So, your artwork has been commissioned and received the half of payment for it. Now, the next thing that you ought to do is to send it to the buyer to be able to get the other half. Sure, you have plenty of options like by using logistic services such as FedEx, DHL and so on. However, let us just be real that their services can be quite costly especially for someone who is on a budget. So what to do then?
Sending through the Postal Service
If you are actually looking for an affordable option and if you’re buyer is willing to wait for the artwork, you can actually use post office service to have it sent to them.
Assuming that your artwork can’t be rolled up or folded, then the very first thing that you have to do is wrapping the painting or print using plastic shrink wrap. After that, find yourself some cardboard and get the measurement of your work. Cut the cardboard that fits it just right when it is folded.
Only use quality packaging tape to be able to secure the cardboard in place. This is going to create a secure and firm inner box for your artwork.
To add more protection in it, it will be highly recommended to use layers of bubble wrap in it.
In order to prepare posters and prints that can be rolled up, see to it that you have taken its measurements and has its width and length. This way, it will help you in choosing the appropriate size of packaging afterwards. Then after, roll it up carefully and use masking tape around it. This is going to give it a tight seal and prevent it from unrolling itself during transit.
What Packaging Material to Use?
Say that you have small pictures, you can actually buy corrugated cardboard boxes that have foam cushion inside. As for bigger artworks though, it is extremely important to get a box that is a bit bigger than the actual piece. This is going to stop the artwork from moving all over the place which may possibly damage it.