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How Artwork is Packaged and Sent Safely and Securely

Posted on January 29, 2021 by Laura - | 0 comments

Once you’ve selected your artwork from the vast collection on offer on our website, you are sure to be curious as to how we get it to you safely and securely - and in one piece!  

Collier & Dobson employs the very highest standards across their entire operation - and this includes making sure your artwork is packaged in such a way that every risk is minimised when it leaves our gallery.

To reduce the potential for damage in transit, we fit our largest glazed prints with high quality acrylic in place of glass, and take great care to check, wrap and package each and every piece by hand

In the case of mounted prints, these will be neatly wrapped in brown paper before being packed in their own bespoke box.

Framed prints will have a protective blue film applied to those made with glass (to hold the glass in place should an accident occur in transit), and then bubble wrapped to provide extra protection to the frame. For the most delicate of our framed pieces, we apply u-shaped foam protectors around the full circumference of the piece.

Once snugly and securely wrapped, the artwork is then ready to be measured for its own bespoke packing box.

Each of the boxes are hand made in our workshops from sturdy cardboard, hand measured and cut to size, so that each package fits the artwork perfectly. To hold the artwork in place, strengthened cardboard corners are glued into position, and foam edge protectors are slotted in, around the full edge of the box.

The wrapped artwork is then carefully placed in its box, and sealed fully and securely with high quality brown tape.

Finally, boxes containing glass will be labelled with our ‘fragile’ stickers to ensure extra care is taken in transit. 

Each box is labeled with a printed delivery note to make sure we, and the couriers, know for whom each one is destined.

And, lastly, we will always call or email you to arrange a convenient date for your artwork to be delivered, and our trusted nationwide courier company will even call on the day to confirm the 2 hour time slot when they will make the delivery.

You can be assured that every single piece of artwork which leaves Collier & Dobson will be dispatched with the care and dedication you would expect from a renown gallery and supplier of high quality art. 

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