|Think that box is too big? Think again!|
I HIGHLY recommend that you let a professional pack it. The UPS store also provides this service. Packing standards are very stringent and insurance will probably not cover a claim unless you have followed industry packing standards to a T. This means at least 6" of packing in each dimension. So if your are packing a painting that is 30x24x2 the minimum the box will be is 42x36x14. I often get calls from customers saying that their package has arrived and it is as big as a couch, but it has arrived safely. A final caveat- reused boxes are frequently not covered by insurance.
I also recommend asking how much experience the professionals have in packing art. I have confidence in my UPS store because they have been working with me for years. They know what questions to ask. That being said- I always pre-wrap the art. I put a sheet of foam core on each side about 2" larger than each the item. This pre-wrapping makes me feel better about leaving something with a potential new employee who isn't familiar with handling artwork.
|A plethora of packing materials|