Shipped flat and rigid. Arrived pretty quickly using free shipping. The surface is a little of a glossy finish but that’s fine. I’d prefer matte since I take pictures of completed models and this surface shows a little glare. Product itself is excellent.
Note that I spilled almost an entire bottle of Tamiya panel liner ink on the black side of the mat and quickly wiped it up with no issues. No ink stains absorbed and the white grid lines weren’t affected at all. I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with this purchase.