8 cuadros de 1,5 x 1,5m (No. 5265958)

8 cuadros de 1,5 x 1,5m

Item length [m]:

1.5

Item width [m]:

1.5

Item height [m]:

0.10

Total weight [kg]:

5.00

Type of service:

Transportation only

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United States, California, Los Angeles

6 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

14 May 2020


Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes tricky and should be planned precisely before any preparations are made. For one, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is very varied, you will find there a wide collection of things from paintings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is usually really delicate and is prone to damages. What’s more most of the art pieces are atypical in shape as well as dimensions, so shipping it with help of a post office often out of the question. Finaly art is a costly load, so it’s crucial to find a professional transport provider and the best way of preparing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as fragile load. You must put such tag on the package, to make sure that the transport provider is especially careful when shipping it. When preparing a piece of art for shipment there is an issue of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive a package that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to secure it on your own.

What is the best way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to choose a box that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the cardboard and the load can lead to damaging the load during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, remember to transport them separately. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and carefully place the cargo in the cardboard. If there is any space left in the box, fill it with some bubble wrap or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to place a ”delicate” sticker both on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. There are special boxes for transporting paintings – with such box your painting should be secured during shipment – if you remember to fill the empty space with some fabric and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. In case you do not possess such box, you may ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble wrap and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble foil and stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that wrap the painting in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during shipment and that some other load won’t bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.