When making a move abroad or shifting to the neighboring state, you can pack everything on your own but when it comes to your artwork, it gives you a hard time. The fragility of the sculptures, the colors of unframed paintings, and the safety of rolled artworks, each of them require different treatment. So, here are some right and wrong packing materials you should or should not use for packing your artworks.
First of all, it is important to understand that if you want to keep your thousand dollar artwork safe, you should not think twice about buying only high-quality material that will cost nothing when compared to the price of your artwork.
This acid-free archival paper is a must for wrapping your stuff as it will not result in chemical reaction with whatever objects it touches. This is easily available in any craft store. There are several archival papers available in the market but glassine is best.
It is imperative that you buy only high-quality paper tape because-
• It will ensure the packages are fully sealed during the entire transit.
• As it keeps the boxes fully shut, the moisture remains out and does not harm your artwork.
• It is strong as well as easy to apply.
Please avoid low-quality packing tape at any cost as it takes so much time to be applied and has a much higher chance of breaking during the transit.
In the case of flat artworks, the corners are always prone to damage and that’s why they need extra protection. Corner protectors are a very effective tool to save your artwork from any damage during loading, unloading, transit, etc. Do not forget to buy corner protectors or you can also make them yourself, only if you have time to spare.
For flat artworks, the foam board is very important for safe packaging and storage. It is easily available at any frame store or art supply. If you can find an archival quality foam board, it is best.
These are very small, and they settle during transit. Thus, they do not provide enough protection.
This is nothing but an insult to your artwork. It does not look good besides if you are not careful in pasting item names on the packed items, you don’t want to imagine where your artwork will end up.
Non-Archival means acid-free and it is important that you don’t wrap your artwork in non-archival tissue paper. Instead, use bubble wrap.
Spend a few more bucks on your packing material so that you don’t have to suffer the loss of precious artworks. If you don’t know how to pack your artwork by yourself, it is better to hire a global moving company who also provides packing services, so that your stuff gets expert attention and reach the destination safely.
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