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I am new here and I don't know if this question is in the right spot but I am asking how people pack and protect large paintings (40x60"plus the frames) while traveling. I interested in any ideas that is both safe for the painting and relatively easy as we all know time is a concern at art shows?
I know about gallery pouched but I don't know if that would work with such large heavy work.
I am also curious how people pack their trailers. ie systems for stacking paintings, unique shelving ideas? I just got a new trailer and would like to utilize it to its full capacity (idk if that made sense).
I have searched the discussions but can't seem to find anything this specific.
I purchase moving blankets from Harbor Freight in Longmont, CO, and have them made into exact-size storage pouches for all of my photographs, ranging from 20x30- to 30x45-inches. I place them vertically (on the floor) in my trailer and secure them against the wall using tie-downs.
I like this idea the best. Thanks
I order large "gallery wrap" bags in the exact size for the paintings from Frame Destinations.com They aren't cheap, but I have to say, encaustics can be pretty temperamental and I have never had any problems with them. I too do 48 x 60 paintings and I can get bags that fit really well and they are a heavy bubble wrap so they really protect them. Don't get the velcro bags because the velcro comes off too easy. Just tape them with gorilla tape and you're good.