Packing and Shipping Fine Art
One of the most common requests and questions we have here at Packing Service Inc. are about crating and shipping fine art pieces and antiques, such as paintings and sculptures. Packing fine art for shipment depends on the specific art materials being shipped. Due to the high value of these items and the fact that they are extremely delicate, our professional team of packers and shippers here at PSI are suited to help you with your situation. A common method of shipping large art pieces begins by on-site crating, which means we build a tough and sturdy wooden container around the sculpture or art piece itself at your location. Our high quality crating services are the industry standard. We can also pack multiple smaller paintings or frames inside one of our custom wooden crates, protecting everything inside as well as allowing stress-free shipment of several items all at once. Once your items are safe and secured, we will then ship it to their destination nationwide or worldwide. PSI is a leader in packing boxes, pack and wrap services, pack and crate services, as well as loading and unloading your art once it has reached its last stop.
Due to our high standards as a professional shipping company, we always invest in high quality materials. Things like packing tape and bubble wrap are not an area where we skimp. Think about it, you might save a few dollars by using low-quality tape, but is it worth it if your box comes apart in transit and you have hundreds or thousands of dollars of damage as a result? Other shipping companies use only the cheapest materials and as a result, your fine art pieces are at risk when they’re being moved.
We ensure that your item(s) being shipped are safely placed and secured inside their custom-built wooden crates; then with extreme care we seal the crates against the elements. We also take other steps to safeguard your shipment, like never letting bubble wrap come in contact with your art – instead we use pallet wrap as our first layer of protection. We also use heavy-duty padding on the inside of the wooden crates to give an extra layer of insulation and to protect against any bumps along the road. Items like bronze sculptures, and large mirrors receive this kind of treatment. Glass is the most vulnerable to damage and we always double wrap in bubble wrap, set the glass piece in foam peanuts inside an inner box, and then double box (inner box inside an outer box) with foam peanuts surrounding the inner box.
We can pack and ship all manner of art pieces, including but not limited to:
Ceramics & Glass
Museum Quality Items
Furniture & Wooden Objects
Leather & Fur Objects
Stone & Plaster Art Sculptures
Textiles & Fibers
High Value, One-of-a-Kind Items
Call us at (888)722-5774 or email us at Info@PackingServiceInc.com now for a guaranteed flat rate quote, and let Packing Service Inc. solve all your fine art shipping needs.