Packing and Tracking your artwork.
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Some notes about properly packaging your prints for shipping.
1. Fill out and include our form with your prints..
2. Choose the Right Box
Use a box that is strong enough to protect the contents and large enough
space for adequate cushioning. Express Mail and Priority Mail boxes, envelopes, and
tubes are available for free from your post office. You can also buy various sizes of
boxes, as well as padded mailers, mailing tubes, and other packing materials at your
local post office.
If you choose a previously used box, make sure you remove or cross out
shipping labels, and make sure the box is in good shape, with no weak spots or
cracks. Old or new, make sure the box is made of heavy, corrugated cardboard.
Thinner boxes, such as most shoe boxes or gift boxes are not strong enough for
shipping. Ship prints flat, criss cross alternate layers of cardboard using many sheets.
Don't skimp on heavy, corrugated cardboard material. Pack items tightly to avoid shifting,
and make sure the cushioning material covers all sides of the print.
If you're shipping several items together, wrap each one separately and
enough cushioning to prevent movement.
Framed photographs or artwork - take the glass out of the frame and wrap
For extra identification, place a return address label inside the package.
After packing, gently shake the box. If nothing moves, it's ready to be sealed.
4. Seal Carefully
A strong seal is essential, so always use tape that is designed for shipping, such as
pressure sensitive tape, nylon reinforced kraft paper tape, or glass reinforced
pressure sensitive tape. These items can be purchased at your local Post Office. We
recommend you do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, or cellophane tape.
Make sure you seal the center seams at both the top and the bottom of the
securely. Cover all other seams with tape, and be sure not to leave any open areas
which could snag on machinery.
If you plan to insure the package, leave an untaped area on the cardboard where your
postal clerk can stamp "insured." When returning completed restorations or purchases,
I have not been insuring these shipments since most are insured by (you) either
with your homeowners insurance policy or an art policy. If you wish shipping insurance,
add $1.30 per. $100 of value. Be sure to notify us if you want us to insure your shipments.
6. Address Correctly
To avoid confusion, put the delivery and return addresses only on one side of the
package. Make sure you include the ZIP code and complete street address, Also include
all these items in your own return address and
Ship to appropriate address below, Thank you-
ART & OLD PRINT RESTORATION
Studio located in: Marblehead, MA
Art Conservator and Paper Restorations
781-631-5035 -Studio E-mail Rob Kipp
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