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    Smile Shipping large charcoal pieces?

    Okay, so, I'm a total newb (and lurker). I admit it. I wasn't quite sure where to look for this information, but I figure someone here would know the answer!

    I had a friend, who lives in Canada (while I'm in Missouri), ask to buy two charcoal pieces from me. They're decently sized--3ftx2ft each. How would you ship these (cardboard backing, tube, etc.)? In general, how do you prepare your artwork for shipping?


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    I would say to definitely not put them into a tube. Generally speaking you always want to keep flat artwork flat. The advice that I read is to put them into a box of some kind (cardboard should work but it seems a lot of artists use wood to build crates) Then you want to put it together so that nothing is touching the artwork except air. so you may want to matt them to keep them a little safer.
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    Yeah, I totally was not keen on the tube idea--but it was one I read about. Thank you for that, I will definitely matte them.

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    Also with charcoal pieces I would separate them with THICK pieces of wood -- at least 1.5 inches, not just mat board. Good luck with that though, it sounds like it will cost a bundle to ship 3 feet...

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