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    Question How do I send hardboard by mail?

    I was thinking on selling originals through my webpage, but I have not really an idea of how to send hardboard pieces safetly by mail.
    So any tips on how to do it will be greatly appreciated

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    you can't trust anyone, hand delivery is how our forefathers used to do it, it's also a great way to get more patrons

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    May be, but its gonna be a little expensive.
    Also I've just trade my horse for some magic beans

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    I imagine you'd have to build a crate to ship it in, like you would a canvas piece, except you could probably lay it in some sheet foam before you put hardboard/MDF/whathave you, around it.

    Then insure the fuck out of it, because all shipping companies are careless assholes.

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    take 1 sheet of foamcore thats at least 6 inches wider and longer than your original.
    center your original on top of the foamcore.
    trim around the original so that you are cutting out the inside of the foamcore.
    this will protect the edges of the original when it is placed inside it.
    sandwich it between 2 sheets of 1/8 birch plywood or masonite.
    (the wood should be the exact same dimensions that the foamcore was)
    take strong packing tape and wrap all edges.
    simple and REALLY strong.
    its how i ship all of mine.

    How do I send hardboard by mail?

    you could get fancy and build a crate, or use egg crate foam ...blah, blah.
    but i find a tight, light weight package takes the least abuse in shipping.
    remember, the easier it is to handle, the better the chances are it wont be dropped.

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    UPS will deliver it for really cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirana
    Then insure the fuck out of it, because all shipping companies are careless assholes.
    I work in a courrier company and we don't insure artwork. You better ask many questions before writing down the insurance value on your little waybill else you might pay a nice premium for the insurance but not be covered if something happens.

    Some places will require a professional evalutation of your piece of art before paying.

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    Hey guys! thank you for the help
    Especially you Dan for taking the time for such a detailed explanation, and the pic.

    Cheers!

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