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.