(Listing no longer available - customer accepted a quote.)

Obrazy zapakowane w jedną paczkę o wym. 125x165x30cm (No. 2977732)

Obrazy zapakowane w jedną paczkę o wym. 125x165x30cm

Item length [m]:

1.25

Item width [m]:

1.65

Item height [m]:

0.3

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Type of service:

Transport with assistance in loading and unloading

Distance: 3162.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Málaga

From 20 Jul 2018 to 30 Jul 2018

Delivery address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Żywiec

From 21 Jul 2018 to 7 Aug 2018


Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes tricky and therefore have to be planned precisely before first preparations are made. First of all, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is quite differentiated, you will find there a big variety of items from paintings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really breakable and therefore is prone to damages. Moreover most of the art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, therefore transporting it by courier often out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive load, which makes it crucial to choose a professional hauler and the best way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – services where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be the one shipping your load.

Art is what we consider delicate cargo. You ought to remember to place such sticker on the box, so that the transport provider is especially careful while shipping it. When securing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. With items bought from a store you get an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that is often seen for household appliances). But when it comes to art there is no original box – you have to secure it on your own.

What is the best way to pack art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece you want to transport. With sculptures and pottery the most important thing is to find a box that could fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the box and the load can be the cause of destroying the load during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Enclose the whole piece in bubble foil and gently put it in the box. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to put a ”delicate” sign both on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will look a little different. There are boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have one of those, your painting will be secured during shipment – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric or Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations during shipment. If you do not possess a box like that, you may ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble wrap or stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of your load. To avoid that enclose the cargo in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the load in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during transportation or that some other load won’t bump into it in case of for example a sudden turn.