Our World Class Packaging

Your purchase is in the Safest Hands...

We are the SAFEST on packaging, NOT necessarily the CHEAPEST! We charge just the costs.

Pricing Categories:

  • 2nd class post - cheap and no waiting in to sign for receipt. If too large for your letterbox it will be taken to the nearest sorting office.
  • UK Next Day - by a courier, usually APC.
    Small items go in an overnight bag
    Larger items/prints are boxed in cardboard/hardboard or a tube
  • Mixed Items apply if you order, say, a print and a piece of jewellery.The packing is very different so we charge for the most expensive item and send other items separately packed in the same delivery.
  • Named Day: you pick a day when you want to receive the delivery and we will time the dispatch to match that day.
    Note: not 100% reliable for 1st/2nd class post

Please choose a day that allows us enough time to order/make the print or obtain the jewellery item.


Original and Textured Paintings... sent safely across the world in a BOX

We make hand-made hardboard cases to safeguard your art.

Every painting has arrived perfectly, so far, since we started in 2009.

It takes time and care but we have the equipment and skills to make a box accurately and easily...

  • quick for us to make
  • clever design to protect your textured painting from surface damage caused by wrapping
  • easy to unpack! No tools needed.

See how we do it:

  1. We slice up the pieces, using our amazing Keencut Excalibur! Cuts hardboard like butter... well, rather cold butter, I suppose! Accurate to less than a millimetre.
  2. Because of the precision cutting, and the clever foamboard spacers, we need only tape the sides of the box to the base and top for a rigid box that you only have to peel off the tape to open.
  3. Your painting rests in bubblewrap, needing just four pads, carefully placed to avoid texture, to prevent movement within the box. The lid is held at least 4cm away from the surface, more for larger paintings. Neat.

Finally we wrap the box in energy-absorbing corrugated cardboard, stick on lots of annoying FRAGILE tape and ask the couriers to put no weight on top.

We send you unpacking and hanging instructions. You can view a copy from the list below by clicking on it:

unpacking instructions - painting - boxed

unpacking instructions - painting - flat pack

unpacking instructions - print/other - flat pack

invisible hanging instructions

Your Print - Safe in a FLAT PACK

We send limited edition, mounted prints, and even framed prints, exactly as displayed in the gallery. We make a FLAT PACK by putting tight-fitting 1cm foam strip round the edge, sandwiching it between two sheets of strong hardboard or framer's mdf and taping it all round the edges to ensure it is waterproof yet easy to undo.  Just don't slice into the sides too deep with your stanley knife when unpacking!  See the unpacking instructions above.

We do not use tubes to send prints. Two reasons: (1) damage happened the only time we did so, even using the toughest tube, (2) the print comes out tightly curled which is difficult for a framer and is highly likely to cause you to kink it when you have a look on the kitchen table! Not worth the time saving, so we always send flat pack.

Your Framed Print - 100% record in FLAT PACK

We pack glass framed art as above, but also protected with foamboard fitted over the glass. Since we started using this method in 2015 we have NO BREAKAGE or damage.

Sadly, on the only occasion when we used commercial packing without the mdf protection, the courier managed to drop something sharp on it and cause edge damage: fairly minor, but serious enough for us to resolve to keep strictly to our high standards of protection ever since.