Moving Framed Artwork: Shipping Boxes

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Moving framed art is never easy. Whether it is your child’s first painting or a collection of vintage art prints, any of them can easily be damaged in transit. Thereby, it is very important to ensure that every piece of framed art is properly packaged and prepared for the move. However, since this task is one of the most time-consuming and stressful parts of the relocation process, you may need help from a reliable fine art shipping company specializing in the transportation of art and antiques.

At Fine Art Shippers, we have many years of experience in packaging artwork for shipping, including collections of rare Old Master paintings and valuable modern art. This all allows us to offer professional packing and crating services tailored to our clients’ needs. Moreover, since we operate both across the US and internationally, you can easily ship your art with us to literally anywhere in the world. But what if you want to pack your framed artwork yourself? While it is not recommended for valuable and museum-quality items, you can certainly pack your family photos and other heirlooms on your own. However, keep in mind that moving framed artwork requires shipping boxes and other packing materials of the highest quality.

Shipping boxes you can use for moving framed art

The most common types of shipping boxes include:

  • flat double wall cardboard boxes;
  • flat five-panel wrap cardboard boxes;
  • flat telescopic double wall cardboard boxes;
  • flat extra-large cardboard boxes.

Obviously, there are many other types of boxes designed to pack photographs, paintings, prints, and other flat art pieces. However, if you want to prevent your belongings from getting damaged in transit, choose only those made from strong corrugated cardboard and do not skimp on other high-quality packing supplies, like bubble wrap, packing paper, and cushioning material. As practice shows, the better you pack your framed artwork, the cheaper your move will be.

Besides, keep in mind that if you need to move large framed paintings, standard shipping boxes are not always a good option. In such a case, the best you can do is order wood crates designed and built specifically for them. Moreover, such custom crates can also protect your possessions from any environmental fluctuations while in transit.

If you need expert advice on moving framed artwork, choosing shipping boxes and supplies, or custom crating for valuable items, let our team of art handlers help you. We can offer the best moving solution within your budget!