Packing work for shipment

Packing materials are the responsibility of the artist. Factor them into your prices. For larger pieces that require crating, this will be quoted at the time of sale and will be added to the final price.

When you pack your work, please remember that the way a work is packed will influence the collector's perception of the work. They have bought this work from Fountain Street, a gallery, and expect it to be professionally handled.

  • Glassine or acid-free archival tissue paper

  • Plastic sheeting, poly wrap or heavy plastic bag

  • Bubble wrap

  • Foam board (half inch thick)

  • Packing Tape

  • Cardboard corner protectors

  • Cardboard box

  • Mailing Label and Packing Slip (provided as a PDF for you to print)

  1. Use a new, unmarked box.

  2. Box must be large enough to allow 3 inches of padding on all sides of work.

  3. Cover surface of artwork with glassine or acid free tissue

  4. Wrap in a layer of plastic and seal with packing tape (to protect from moisture)

  5. Wrap in 2-3 layers of clean bubble wrap

  6. Use cardboard corner protectors (over or under bubble wrap)

  7. If painting is on stretched canvas protect the soft front surface with a sheet of foamboard or thick cardboard front and back. Be sure the foamboard extends 2-3 inches past the edges of the artwork. Tape artwork to center of first board, make a sandwich with second and tape two boards together.

  8. Fill remaining space in box with clean crushed or shredded paper, foam sheets (No newspaper, packing peanuts, or grocery bags)

  9. Include personal note on Fountain Street notecard. These are available at the front desk. Grab a couple next time you gallery sit. DO NOT include your personal contact information, business card, etc. This is from Fountain Street.

  10. Print Mailing Label and Packing Slip. Tape your note and packing slip to the artwork so it doesn’t get lost in the packing material.

  11. Tape box with “H” method (cover all seams with packing tape to prevent moisture from entering)

  12. Tape Mailing Label to box and deliver to appropriate carrier.