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Type of service:

Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Safety instructions:

Lustro nie może się obijać,wymaga dużej troski

Packaging description:

specjalne opakowanie z pianką, kartony

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Distance: 270.10 km

Pick-up address and date

Polska, Małopolskie, Kraków

5 Mar 2015

Delivery address and date

Polska, Dolnośląskie, Wrocław, 52-421, OSTROROGA

5 Mar 2015

Art transportation

Art shipping can be tricky and ought to be planned precisely before any preparations are made. Firstly, every field of art (sometimes every piece) needs its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art section is very varied, you may find there a big array of items from drawings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really breakable and can be easily damaged. Other than that many art pieces are atypical in shape as well as size, so transporting it via courier is not an option. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s very important to find a trustworthy transport provider and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – services where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is considered to be delicate load. You ought to put such tag on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be extra gentle when transporting it. While securing an art piece for transportation you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that is often seen for household appliances). But with art you don’t have any original box – you need to take care of it by yourself.

What is the safest way to pack art for transportation? It depends on a piece you want to ship. With sculptures and pottery it is crucial to choose a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the art may be the cause of destroying the load during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, remember to transport them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble foil and carefully put it in the box. If there is any empty space left in the box, fill it with some bubble foil or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sticker on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will look a little different. There are special boxes for painting transportation – with one of those, your painting should be secured during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. If you don’t have such box, you may ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen wrap the cargo in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t tip over during transportation or that nothing will crash into it during for example a sudden turn.