Shipping tubes are for posters – not art prints
When you buy art, the shipping is an additional cost unless you buy locally. And we’re all encouraged to buy local which is fine when it comes to our groceries and so on but can you find the artwork you like locally? We sell our artwork online and the way we pack your artwork is very important to us.
We’ve all heard horror stories about packages which have arrived damaged. It may even have happened to you. We prefer to take no chances. When you order your artwork, we have it professionally boxed and packaged.
Many people have bought posters or other paper goods online and they have been received in sturdy cardboard tubes. We’ve been asked why we don’t use this method when we sell prints alone with no mat. After all, it would be easier – and cheaper – to roll your print, attach bubble-wrap around it and pop it into a tube, wouldn’t it?
So why do we drive to our local UPS Store with prints carefully boxed in the trunk and supervise the UPS staff as they professionally package our work? We even have a special metal box to transport your print to the shippers. Why do we spend the time – and the money? Surely this is overkill?
You know, if we sent your print to you in a carefully packed tube the chances are that it would arrive at your home or business in perfect condition – on the face of things. But what will they be like in five years? Ten? Twenty?
The combination of paper and inks we use have been proved to have a longevity of over one hundred years. Even if you’re not buying your art as an heirloom investment, that’s exactly what it is. By rolling prints, the fibers of the museum-quality paper can be damaged. The inks, although you would not see this, may be weakened by the rolling which could cause premature flaking. The chances are, with a print longevity of over one hundred years that is is your heirs who would see the damage, not you!
But nevertheless, you can rest assured that we will handle your prints with care!