Costly Blunders to Avoid When Packing Fragile Artwork

The guarantee of your delicate artware arriving safely depends on several factors, one of which is the packaging and crating of the shipment before entrusting it to our fine art shipping experts. When packaging delicate art pieces, be careful to avoid some of the deadly blunders many people make and end up losing their valuable art pieces. Here we share some of the deadliest goofs putting the safe arrival of your art shipment under threat.

Failing to Define Fragility

The first packaging and crating mistake to avoid is failing to define a delicate piece of art. Even more, some people do not appreciate the extent of fragility of the pieces they want to transport. This way, it becomes very difficult to determine the extent of special protection the items require, meaning they will not give them the type of packing services or attention they need.

Packing in a Hurry

If you pack your delicate artwork in a hurry, you are bound to make many serious packaging blunders because anything done in a hurry will never deliver the best results. You will definitely lose focus and forget to pay attention to the simple rules that could have protected your wares in transit.

 Poor or No Labeling

Another packaging and crating error to avoid when packing your delicate artwork for shipping is failing to label the items or doing so shoddily. If you don’t label your items well, don’t expect the people who will be loading or unpacking them to know that the items are fragile.

Using Less Moving Supplies

Using less moving materials is another blunder you should avoid when packing fragile pieces of art. For instance, some people fail to use enough shrinking wrap or Styrofoam to protect their artwork. So, use the right quality and quantity of materials to protect your art pieces, and you may rest assured that they will arrive in integrity.

Loose Packing

Do you want your fragile artwork to arrive safely? Then stop packaging artwork pieces loosely. If you do, the art pieces will shake and vibrate inside the box while in transit, thus getting exposed to damage.

Packing Items too Closely

If you are packaging several fragile items in the same box, do so in a manner that does not allow them to contact each other. The simple reason is that continued contact along the way will damage them.

Since you now know them, we hope you will avoid these blunders in the future.