Instant Polaroid 600 Film
3.5 x 4.25 inches
Clear cellophane bag
White acid free backing board
Remember when you were young and you didn’t have a cell phone that took photos? Obviously, I’m speaking to those of a certain age, most likely born in the 1980s or earlier. It was a time when you had to wait to get film processed. It could take a week or longer and when you got it back you had no idea if they were all going to be even worth the wait. Sometimes they were blurry or the flash was too bright or someone sneezed; the list goes on and on of all the “throw-away” photos you used to waste money on and necessary means of the process.
However, there was the exception of the Polaroid. Polaroids were an instant fix for your photograph processing needs. You snapped the photo, out popped your photo, then you set it face side down (or if you were a rebel you shook it, though I don’t recommend that method), waited 5 minutes for it to develop and PRESTO!
The great thing about Polaroids were their portability, instant gratification, fun for parties, various formats, fun filters, and “artsy” quality. Though, again, I don’t like that term much, but I’ll go with it. In 2001, Polaroid declared bankruptcy and then again in 2008 filled Chapter 11 bankruptcy, shutting down its three factories. In the following years, a Dutch company revived the beloved film under The Impossible Project later to acquire Polaroid’s brand and intellectual property and become Polaroid Originals.
ARTWORK SHIPPING DETAILS
All paintings on stretched canvas are shipped “Ready To Hang.” They are hooked and wired on the back with the appropriate hardware.
Prints and works on paper typically need to be framed. They do not come framed unless otherwise noted.
Additionally, you will receive an official Certificate of Authenticity to prove the work is genuine and is to be kept with the work for the entirety of its lifespan.
Most art shipments are handled by FedEx.
Carrier subject to change depending on rates, timeframes, and other circumstances. Our goal is to make sure you receive the art in the shortest period of time and by the safest means.
Rates are based on the total weight (artwork + all packaging) and timeframe, as well as, time of year (i.e. rates can increase around the holiday seasons).
Shipping insurance is provided, but additional or separate arrangements can be discussed.
Local free pick-up from the studio is always available, you must have your own transportation and assistance to help load and unload your vehicle. Contact to make arrangements.
Each piece of art ships individually directly from the studio, on occasion smaller artworks purchased on the same transaction may be packaged together.
Art ships flat in a sturdy, well-protected cardboard box to ensure their safe transport. Expect your artwork to arrive with plenty of package support. Staying eco-conscious about the usage of materials is always taken into consideration, so expect to see reused cardboard and other materials inside.
Art is first wrapped in acid-free archival tissue paper or Glassine paper. Next, it’s covered with plastic sheeting, poly wrap, etc. for protection against moisture and dust. Then bubble wrapped including cardboard corner protectors. Finally supported by either foam board or two-ply layers of cardboard to line the inside of the box.
Prints and other works on paper are shipped flat in chipboard mailers. Inside they are protected by cellophane wrapping and layers of foam or cardboard.
Oversize works have two options:
This means shipping the art stretched as-is, in a constructed wooden container. This method is usually more costly.
This is a more cost-effective, but still safe, method. First, the art is carefully removed from its stretcher bars, then the canvas is delicately rolled with layers of tissue/Glassine paper and plastic sheeting to keep it from sticking to itself. Finally, its packaged in a large tube or triangle with additional filler to prevent jostling.
If there is a concern that the art could be damaged by rolling, do not worry, this is a very common shipping method. Acrylic is very pliable, as long as it doesn’t reach extreme temperatures below approximately 40F / 5C. Northbound winter deliveries might be forewarned to postpone.