How to Package - Securing Your Item

Inner Package

  • Artwork being wrapped in paper/tissue

    1) Wrap the item in paper/tissue/plastic. Make corner sleeves out of any type of stable paper (not tissue). Center the item and slide the corner sleeves over the corners of the wrapped item. Leave at least a 2 inch border of cardboard around the secured piece.

  • Item being secured to cardboard

    2) Secure wrapped item to corrugated cardboard or similar rigid material by taping the corner sleeves down.

    (Do not apply tape to the wrapped item)

  • Item being stabilized for shipping

    3) Place a piece of the same size cardboard on top of the piece that the item is secured to. Tape the two pieces of cardboard together.

Outer Package

  • Item being prepared for shipping

    4) Lay a piece of hardboard (masonite, plywood, plastic, etc.) on each side of the inner package. A couple layers of cardboard can replace the hardboard for smaller packages. The purpose of these layers is to prevent bending and puncturing of the item during transit.

  • Item being stabilized with cardboard

    5) Place another layer of cardboard on each side if you use hardboard (tape and labels don't adhere as well to hardboard). This photo shows the different layers of the package, including the inner package, before taping everything together.

  • Cardboard being secured with tape

    6) Secure all layers together with filament tape, as shown in the photograph.

  • Package being sealed

    7) Secure and seal the edges and corners of the package with packaging tape as shown in the photographs. Ensure that the packaging tape has sealed the edges so moisture and air cannot penetrate.

  • Package ready for shipping

    8)this is the completed package

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