Actually, it probably isn’t, given how an artist might want paper to remain flat. I thought my order of 22×30 inch art paper from Jerry’s Artarama might come in a roll. It certainly came packaged well! It was in a huge flat box. I don’t know why it says “must open within 48 hours”. Paper doesn’t spoil.
When I opened it, I found another almost-box, 2 sheets of heavy cardboard and corners.
Finally, the package of paper.
I intend to save this packaging in case I ever need to ship a painting that size! I’ve never yet done a full sheet painting, but one never knows.
The shipping cost almost as much as the paper. So either I need to order in larger quantity OR find some place local to buy it. I’ve tried everywhere but Dick Blick. Since I plan to go to Gabi’s book signing at Elliot Bay tomorrow, Blick is just around the corner. Oh, and besides the locations mentioned in his post, his books are now also available at Daniel Smith.