Inner Package Steps

art piece wrapped in paper
Step 1

Wrap the item in paper/tissue/plastic. Make corner sleeves out of any type of stable paper (not tissue). Center the item and slide the corner sleeves over the corners of the wrapped item. Leave at least a 2-inch border of cardboard around the secured piece.

Step 2

Secure the wrapped item to corrugated cardboard or similar rigid material by taping the corner sleeves down. Be cautious not to apply tape to the wrapped item.

wrapped item secured to corrugated cardboard
cardboard package
Step 3

Place a piece of the same size cardboard on top of the piece that the item is secured to. Tape the two pieces of cardboard together.

Outer Package Steps

Step 1

Lay a piece of hardboard (masonite, plywood, plastic, etc.) on each side of the inner package. A couple of layers of cardboard can replace the hardboard for smaller packages. The purpose of these layers is to prevent bending and puncturing of the item during transit.

hardboard pieces
protective layers of cardboard
Step 2

Place another layer of cardboard on each side if you use hardboard (tape and labels don't adhere as well to hardboard). This photo shows the different layers of the package, including the inner package, before taping everything together.

Step 3

Secure all layers together with filament tape, as shown in the photograph.

layers of cardboard secured together with tape
sealed package
Step 4

Secure and seal the edges and corners of the package with packaging tape, as shown in the photographs. Ensure that the packaging tape has sealed the edges so moisture and air cannot penetrate.

Step 5


complete package

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