Packaging – How will my order be packaged when I’m picking up at the shop?

Packaging materials we use for pickup will lightly protect the pieces for personal transport purposes. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging, off-cuts from larger pieces, etc. If you’re shipping work to your own customers you will need to provide your own packaging to ensure it meets your particular needs. This helps us keep our prices as low as possible.

Unless you’ve told us in advance that you’ll be putting the work straight into archival storage, generally we do not package in archive-safe materials in order to keep our prices as low as possible. Our commonly used materials are good for protecting pieces during transportation and handling, and pose no issues if left very short-term. If you let us know of any particular archival needs we can potentially address them, but our stock-on-hand selection of long-term archive safe materials is more limited. Talk to us for more details if this is a concern for you.

Note that we apply a packaging fee when we’re requested to provide more robust shipping packages than we would normally prepare for delivering work for pickup.


Would you like us to package your prints for shipping to your customers?

We offer art packaging at a great price for your convenience. See below for how we package your order, with a few modifications knowing that this will go straight to your customer. Ask us about packaging costs.


How do you package my order when my order will be shipped to me?

Small Prints – We package these flat in either a box or in a stay flat envelope padded with extra cardboard. Prints are placed in clear plastic bags. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging and off cuts from larger pieces.

Large Prints – We roll these up. Prints are first wrapped in glassine, and kraft paper. We then roll the prints onto a three inch core. We wrap that in plastic and foam and use endcaps to suspend the prints and core in the box. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging and off cuts from larger pieces.

Mounted Prints – These are shipped flat wrapped in plastic and sandwiched in cardboard. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging and off cuts from larger pieces.

Stretched Canvas – Boxed with lots of padding. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging and off cuts from larger pieces.

Framed Prints with Glass – Custom crate required for international shipping. Within Canada, you can choose to use a custom crate with a national courier or employ the services of a dedicated art mover.

Framed prints with Acrylic – Custom crate required for international shipping. Within Canada, a custom crate may not be required depending on size and framing style. Packaging may be based on recycled materials from other packaging and off cuts from larger pieces.


Shipping Options – Local Calgary Clients

  • B-Line Courier (Smaller packages and art pieces)
  • OC Delivery Solutions (Art Movers)
  • Canada Post
  • Purolator
  • FedEX
  • UPS

Shipping – Within Canada

  • Canada Post
  • Purolator
  • FedEX
  • UPS

Specialist Art Movers – Within Canada