If you’re shipping mounted photography or other high-gloss art, wear dustless nitrile or cotton art handling gloves to prevent fingerprints or other potential blemishes.
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From rolled art prints to framed paintings and photographs, pack and ship artwork with attention to detail to help avoid damaging delicate fine art.
Yes. Our locations are staffed with packing professionals who take great care in securing your item(s) for shipment. We uphold quality packaging standards for the safe arrival of your item(s).
You may save on shipping costs if you ship rolled artwork to a framer or art handler to be stretched and framed at the destination.
If you are the sender, immediately notify The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s) to report a damaged shipment and begin the claim process. Have the recipient save all packaging material. Once The UPS Store location reports the damaged package, the carrier that shipped your package will initiate an investigation and may or may not approve the claim upon successful completion of the investigation. If you are the recipient, contact the sender of the shipment to inform him or her that the shipment arrived damaged. Because the sender is the customer of The UPS Store, he or she will need to notify The UPS Store location that shipped the item(s) to report a damaged shipment and begin the claim process. Remember to save all packaging material.
Some types of paint seem dry when they’re not. Always check drying times and make sure that your painting is completely dry before shipping it.
Can I upgrade the service level of my shipment while in route?
If you are the sender, immediately notify The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s) to report the lost or stolen shipment and begin the claim process. Once The UPS Store location reports the damaged package, the carrier that shipped your item(s) will initiate an investigation and may or may not approve the claim upon successful completion of the investigation. If you are the recipient, contact the sender of the shipment to inform him or her that the shipment is lost or stolen. Because the sender is the customer of The UPS Store, he or she will need to notify The UPS Store location from which the item was shipped to report the lost or stolen shipment and begin the claim process.
Can I send my shipment to The UPS Store to be held for pick-up?
Whatever you do, don’t re-use a box. Not only will a recycled box provide less protection, it looks unprofessional.
Contact your neighborhood The UPS Store location for days and hours of operation. For a list of shipping holidays, contact the package carrier directly.
If you are a current mailbox holder, The UPS Store will receive and hold your packages for pick-up, subject to storage fees and other conditions (as applicable). If you are not a current mailbox holder, you can contact a The UPS Store location to inquire about receiving your shipment and any applicable fees.
When shipping artwork, movement and friction are the enemy. Don’t skimp on the padding at the top and bottom of the box or tube, as these areas are especially vulnerable.
Delivery time depends on the service you purchase. The UPS Store offers UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS 3 Day Select®, UPS Ground and other options.
9. Fill voids in your shipping container with additional bubble wrap.
Use The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® to properly pack and ship your valuable artwork. Our Pack & Ship Guarantee ensures the proper packing of fragile and high-value items, including artwork.
Ship smaller works of art in a new, double-wall corrugated box that will minimize movement and offer adequate space for padding. Add 6 inches to each figure from Step 1 to allow for cushioning. Mirror or picture boxes that are well suited for framed and mounted artwork are available in a variety of sizes.
Wrap canvases completely in acid-free, archival-quality glassine paper to help protect against dust and moisture. Ensure that the paper covers all sides and edges of the art, and then secure it with acid-free artist tape.
Here are 10 steps to help you ship a painting, print or framed art safely.
Yes. Our locations are also approved drop-off locations for UPS® shipments. To drop off your package at The UPS Store, visit your neighborhood location and speak with our shipping experts.
Do I have to pack my item at The UPS Store, or can I bring it in already packed?
How long will it take for my shipment to arrive at its destination?
You can bring your package in already packed, and our packing experts can determine if it’s properly packed to withstand shipping stresses. Or you can trust our packing experts to do the job for you so your items arrive safely and intact.
Contact The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s) immediately to inquire about the possibility of address correction. If you did not ship your item(s) at The UPS Store, contact the package carrier directly.
Several of our locations are capable of coming to your residence or business to pick up, pack and ship your item(s). However, we cannot pick up pre-manifested packages. You can drop off your pre-manifested packages at your neighborhood The UPS Store location. Because all of our locations are individually owned and operated, services and prices may vary. Contact your neighborhood location to ensure it offers this service.
Because our locations are individually owned and operated, prices may vary. Contact your neighborhood location for pricing.
Tape four strips of artist tape or painters tape to the surface of glass or acrylic in a star pattern (two X shapes that overlap in the center). Alternately, wrap a glass-covered painting tightly with cling film. That way, if the glass breaks, either method will help prevent pieces from coming loose and ripping or puncturing the art.
Will you pick up my items at my location, and pack and ship them?
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Protect the surface of the painting by wrapping all pieces in two to three layers of bubble wrap. Place the smooth side against the art with the bubbles facing outward to avoid potential impressions.
Contact the package carrier directly to inquire about specific delivery details of your shipment.
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No. However, you can drop off your pre-manifested packages at your neighborhood The UPS Store location. If you would like to schedule a pick-up, contact the package carrier directly.
You finally found it – the perfect piece of art for your home. It fits your space perfectly, but the question is: how do you get it home? Or, as a gallery owner, you’ve connected a buyer to an artist with a unique style and sold the piece. Your job is done. Well, almost.
The UPS Store does not sell package carrier supplies. To order supplies, contact the package carrier directly.
Shipping artwork? Framed, sculpture or ceramics – we can help pack and ship your artwork today.
Each carrier offers a declared value program. Because our locations are individually owned and operated, prices may vary. Contact your neighborhood location for declared value pricing.
Need to determine shipping costs? Weigh the artwork, then calculate its dimensional weight. Compare this figure with the actual weight; your billable weight is the greater of the two. (Your UPS® shipping system – WorldShip®, UPS CampusShip® or ups.com – will determine the dimensional weight for you after you’ve provided the pertinent information.)
Ship a sculpture that’s more than 12 inches tall or weighs more than 5 pounds in a custom wooden crate. Ensure that your sculpture falls within your carrier’s weight and size limits. For additional help, see Related Resources below.
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We offer a wide range of packaging supplies and materials, including envelopes, boxes, bubble cushioning, packaging peanuts and tape. Just ask our packing experts for advice on what supplies will best suit your needs.
10. Seal your container with heavy-duty, high-quality packing tape.
Ship unframed artwork that’s larger than 48-by-48 inches, and framed pieces that are larger than 18-by-24 inches, in a wooden crate. Build a customized crate, or take your artwork to a nearby The UPS Store® location for professional packing backed by the Pack & Ship Guarantee.
Make sure all surfaces are completely covered with at least 2 inches of bubbles, including edges and corners. Tape all seams of the bubble wrap with packing tape to provide a barrier against moisture.
Note: Don’t tape your boards together too tightly as excessive pressure may damage the surface of the art.
Cover all seams on the top and bottom of the box or tube completely with strong, pressure-sensitive poly tape that’s at least 2 inches wide. Apply additional vertical strips of tape across the sealed flaps for reinforcement.
Yes. Many of our locations are capable of shipping large or odd-shaped items, such as furniture. Large or odd-shaped items often require specialized packaging. The UPS Store offers custom handling and packaging, from blanket wrap to custom cartons, crating, shrink-wrapping and palletizing. Your neighborhood location can advise you on the best packaging method for your item(s). Contact your neighborhood location to ensure it offers packing and shipping of large or odd-shaped items.
Tape measureShipping scale (optional)Double-wall corrugated picture/mirror box or sturdy shipping tubeGlassine paperScissorsArtist tape or painters tapeCling film (optional)Cardboard corner protectorsBubble wrapFoam boardsPressure-sensitive packing tape
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Measure the length, width and height of your artwork in order to select an appropriately sized box or shipping tube.
We specialize in properly packing fragile and high-value items, including artwork. Need to ship large artwork? The UPS Store can help with crating and shipping your large art items
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Contact The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s). Because our locations are individually owned and operated, The UPS Store headquarters does not have access to your shipping details. If you did not ship your item(s) at The UPS Store, contact the package carrier directly.
Depending on the size of your shipping container, you may either wrap your foam board “sandwich” with additional layers of bubble wrap, or pad any space remaining in your box with bubbles.
If you’re going to roll your painting, protect it with glassine paper. First, place it atop two sheets of glassine paper that are at least 2 inches larger than the artwork on all four sides. Place paper-based art (drawings, photographs, prints, watercolors) face up on the glassine. Position fabric-based works (canvas, linen) face down before rolling to help avoid cracking or breaking.
For UPS shipments, UPS offers UPS Delivery Intercept®, allowing the shipper (i.e., The UPS Store) to maintain control of packages as they move through the UPS network. This fee-based service allows shippers to request the intercept of packages prior to delivery, providing greater flexibility in managing shipping needs. When you select UPS Delivery Intercept, The UPS Store can request that UPS perform one of the following actions: return to sender; deliver to another address; reschedule delivery; and will call. To find out more about UPS Delivery Intercept and how to intercept a package, contact your neighborhood location.
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Avoid packing peanuts, which can settle into the bottom of the box and leave the top edges of the art exposed.
As the buyer or the seller, now it’s up to you to ship the artwork so it arrives in perfect condition. Follow these 10 steps to help safely ship a painting, art print or framed piece.
Use the online tracking feature to track your shipment. You will need your tracking number. If you don’t have the tracking number, contact The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s). Because our locations are individually owned and operated, The UPS Store headquarters does not have access to your shipping details. If you did not ship your item(s) at The UPS Store, contact the package carrier directly to obtain your tracking number. If the information on the online tracking feature is unclear, contact the carrier directly to inquire about specific delivery details of your shipment.
We carry boxes in a variety of sizes and all the necessary supplies, such as bubble cushioning. We can even make custom boxes for those odd-sized items.
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Shipping multiple pieces in a tube? Place a sheet of glassine paper between each work before rolling. Layer the art from largest to smallest, and make sure every piece is facing the same direction (face up or face down). Keep the roll secure with a strip of artist tape.
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If you are the sender, immediately notify The UPS Store location that shipped the item(s) to report the late arrival of your shipment. For UPS shipments, the sender may be entitled to a UPS Guaranteed Service Refund. The UPS Store location will be able to submit a UPS Guaranteed Service Refund request for eligible service refunds on your shipment. Refund checks will be made payable to you for the amount up to the UPS retail rate for shipping charges, and up to the UPS retail accessorial rate for refundable service options. The UPS Store location will be able to choose whether the check will be mailed to your address or the address of The UPS Store location. Service guarantees may be suspended during the holidays due to increased volume of packages. Please review the holiday schedule on www.ups.com. If you are the recipient, contact the sender of the shipment. Because the sender is the customer of The UPS Store, he or she must immediately notify The UPS Store location that shipped the item(s).
For rolled artwork, make sure you wrap the painting with at least one layer of bubble wrap, sealed with tape, before placing it in the mailing tube.
What should I do if I don’t understand the tracking information for my shipment?
Need to ship large artwork? The UPS Store can help with crating and shipping your large art items.
The corners are especially susceptible to damage. Protect framed- and unframed mounted art with cardboard corner protectors. Secure the triangle pieces to all four corners with artist tape.
Contact The UPS Store location that shipped your item(s) immediately to inquire about the possibility of re-routing your shipment. If you did not ship your item(s) at The UPS Store, contact the package carrier directly.
Ship unmounted artwork that may be rolled up without damage in a sturdy shipping tube that’s at least 4 inches longer than the shortest side of your flat artwork. Allow for 4 to 5 inches of padding on each side of the rolled art.
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Do not use duct tape or other household tapes to seal the container. Tape that is not designed for packaging may not be sturdy enough for transportation. It also gives your package an unprofessional appearance.
When we pack and ship your items using materials purchased from The UPS Store, we’ll cover the cost of packing and shipping plus the value of your items, if lost or damaged.
Shipping artwork? Framed, sculpture or ceramics – we can help pack and ship your artwork today.
Position your bubble-wrapped artwork between two pieces of foam board that are at least 1/2-inch thick for an added layer of protection. Tape the boards together with packing tape to create a “sandwich.”
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Yes. To receive email notifications, use the online tracking feature. Before tracking your package, you have the option of entering up to three e-mail addresses and a short message (optional). When the package is delivered, e-mail notifications will be sent to all specified e-mail addresses with a link to the most current package information.
Can I get email notification of my shipment’s progress or status?
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Be gentle with your new piece of art. Pad your work surface with a protective material like cardboard, foam, bubble wrap or cloth to avoid scrapes and scuffs.