Not Just for Frames: The GalleryPouch™

Everyone loves bubble wrap. Many people find hours of entertainment in popping the bubbles just for the fun of it. However, anyone involved in transporting fragile items, like framed artwork, knows the true beauty of those little cushions of air. The right shipping material means the difference between a safe arrival and possible disaster.

Consider the following when choosing a protective cover to ship framed artwork:

  • Materials used: Look for heavier weight materials, such as 3/16” polyethylene
  • Smooth outer surfaces mean less snagging on sharp corners
  • Visibility of the contents for easy sorting
  • Closure options, such as Velcro® or flaps


The GalleryPouch™ is not indestructible, but it does provide superior protection for many different types of items. And its durability means it can be reused again and again.

Dimensions Matter

When packaging items for transport, use the correct materials in the proper size. Too tight a fit and the items may be difficult to remove; too loose, and the item may shift around too much. The GalleryPouch™ is offered in sizes that accommodate just about any object. From 4” x 4” pouches to 56” x 150", these protective carriers provide a safe means of transporting all types of artwork:

  • Matted, mounted, or framed prints and paintings
  • Empty frames
  • Stretcher bars (with or without canvas)
  • Rolled prints or canvas
  • Tripods
  • Stained glass panels
  • Mixed media
  • Sculpture

The GalleryPouch™ and the iPad

Although they can be infinitely useful while traveling, tablets like iPads can break. Even tablets protected by cases risk damage every time they go into a backpack, purse, or briefcase due to knocking up against other items.

Nothing can provide complete protection, but finding a durable, reusable, and affordable protective case for iPads and other tablets goes a long way in protecting electronics. Both the 8” x 10” and the 9” x 11” GalleryPouch™ Gold with Velcro® closure provide premier protection for tablets. Since both surfaces of the pouch are smooth, devices slip in and out of the pouch quite easily, while the Velcro® closure ensures the tablet never falls out. Additionally, because of the variety of sizes available, the pouches accommodate all sizes of tablets, both in and out of cases.

Travel Organized With a Bubble Pouch

From a Bluetooth keyboard to a clamp-on light, a protective pouch can also keep everything you need for your iPad organized. Choose a bubble bag size for each separate item, and then a larger one to accommodate all the bagged components. Keep in mind that storing different cables and wires in separate bags saves countless hours (and headaches) trying to detangle them after a trip.

Beyond Travel

Damage to iPads comes from more than just knocks and bumps. Cases do little to nothing to protect the devices from exposure to dust, moisture, and other debris. Art curators often use tablets like an iPad to store information about the show, such as a list of all the items they are showing. This is especially true for those at outdoor art shows, or shows in less than ideal conditions. With so much important information stored on tablets, anyone whose job involves transporting artwork should consider ordering an extra pouch to protect the records of all the pieces they are showing.

Protect Other Important Items With a GalleryPouch™

Besides just tablets, there are many other items that would benefit from the durability of a GalleryPouch™:

  • Camera lenses
  • External hard drives
  • Mobile phones
  • eReaders
  • Jewelry
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Small collectibles
  • Decorative tiles
  • China plates
  • Award plaques

People travel near and far, and need a reliable means of protecting items in transit (or even just in storage). Innovative design and manufacturing processes mean much more durable and trustworthy options out there, such as the GalleryPouch™ bubble bags.

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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