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  1. Zotilraxx

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    I am not really sure if we have tackled this before. If we had, I am sorry for reposting but I need some advice. I want to paint a gift it would need to be 3ftx4ft. But since it is a gift, I am looking for a cheaper way to mail it. The cheapest and safe way is to roll the painting.

    So, I am thinking of doing it on a cold press paper but I am afraid that I might ruin the artwork if a roll it and the paper turns can't handle it or the paint cracks and peels...

    Has anyone mailed artwork this way before? Could it be done?

    Thank you very much for the help...
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    Have you checked Canada Post. They do have a lot of mailers...Probably a dumb question...lol
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    The only way that I know is to cut a piec of Hardboard the size of the painting. Bubble wrap it and brown paper ot a good few times. It stands a chance then. Not sure about the cost of it though. Parcel2Go gives prices worldwide from different couriers. Hope this helps you butty.
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    I always send my paintings rolled up in a cardboard tube and it has never been a problem I do mention that there is a varnished painting inside if the parcel has to go trough customs
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    Rolling it is the best. Obvious the loser the roll the better. Make sure it's an acrylic varnish so that it can flex. If you roll it, the paper should be rolled with the artwork on the outside. This will "stretch" the paint instead of "squashing" it. You can roll it with some cheap print free or wax paper over the painted surface just to prtect the painted surface from the back of the paper it is rolled in to.
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    yeah bro... I did... what i meant was how to prep your art for mailing...
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    Thanks Ron... I am guessing that this is the best way to mail it...
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    Thank Andre... I am going to try this method out with one of my practice pieces... do you think that this method will work with watercolor pieces too?
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    cheapest way to get cardboard tubes is to ask stores that cell stuff that is on rolls , I know those rolls will always get binned once empty I always try to get the bigger once like 3 to 4 inch in diameter and most will be around 4 to 5 feet long
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    Thanks Ron...
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    It will definitely work.
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