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How to package large frames - The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Monday 14th June 2021

Very large items can be a headscratcher to package, especially if you’re used to seeing a range limited to large envelopes and boxes in your local Post Office or supermarket. By ordering your packaging online, however, you are able to get creative with our colossal range of products to find a bespoke solution for you. Once again, our Packaging Doctor was able to treat the problem troubling Steven which is outlined for any fellow sufferers below:


Dear Doctor,


I am an artist and have recently enjoyed working on framed pieces over 1 metre in height. These large pieces are proving popular which leaves me with the problem: how on earth do I package them? My customers and myself are always keen to minimise our impact on the environment so would like 100% recyclable packaging, which rules out bubble wrap. Do you have any advice?


Best wishes,




Hi Steven,


Firstly, congratulations on the success of your new artwork! Larger products do require a little innovation sometimes but I’m sure we can find a treatment with Kite Packaging’s substantial selection of quality products.


We offer some extremely versatile Double Wall Corrugated Sheets, which are strong cardboard sheets approximately 5mm thick with excellent burst resistance. These sheets are one of our most popular products, largely due to their versatility and strength. Typically used as dividers or stabilisers, they are specifically designed to protect fragile products from damage and can be easily cut to size in case you wanted to reuse them for smaller projects too. However, this cardboard can be bought in lengths of 1 x 1.2 metres to cater toward your biggest frames and you can use a glue gun to assemble into boxes.


In terms of void fill, we offer hivewrap as an exciting new practical and sustainable alternative to bubble wrap. Made from 100% recyclable and biodegradable kraft paper, Hive would certainly satisfy your desire to save the planet while offering premium protection to your art. The expandable honeycomb cells will easily mould around the sharp edges at the corner of your frame, while taking up less space than bubble wrap would. What’s more, the intricate hexagonal cells provide an attractive unboxing experience to complement the aesthetic qualities of your wonderful art.


Do send over some photos if you have a chance, we’d love to see what you’re making!


All the best,


The Packaging Doctor


Note: All the packaging problems our doctor receives are real queries from customers or non-customers. If you have a packaging problem that needs diagnosing get in touch: Twitter @kitepackaging or email