Fine Art Packing and Shiping Miami
Fine Art Packing
Purchasing fine art is one of life’s little joys. If you find just the right piece, you can give your home or office a touch of style and class that you can’t get with prints, reproductions or mass-marketed art. However, one of the most difficult parts of purchasing (and in turn enjoying) art is getting it from the gallery or auction back to your display space. Instead of struggling with trying to do it alone, why not let Craters and Freighters help?
Choosing a Box
Fine art shipping boxes are much different from the cardboard boxes available for sale at your local shipping center. Depending on the size and type of your art, you may need a specially designed crate that will protect your piece from bumps and bruises on the road. Additionally, the artwork must be properly wrapped to deal with any particular climate conditions that it may face during its journey to your home or office.
Craters & Freighters of Miami has mastered the art of packaging and crating paintings. We are experts in packaging every type of medium including oil, acrylic, gesso, wax, collage and many others. We understand the unique fragility inherent to paintings and take special care and consideration when determining appropriate packaging and crating methods.
We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting a company for packaging and crating sculptures. Preparing valuable, fragile, oversized or awkward artwork for transportation is a process that requires precision and experience. Many internet based and retail pack and ship centers don’t have the knowledge or expertise to handle one-of-a-kind items that require special attention. In fact, many shipping agencies use prefabricated boxes and if your item fits, it ships. This method may work for everyday items, but not for an original artwork such as a glass or hand-carved statue.
Museum and Traveling Museum Exhibit Packing & Crating
Craters & Freighters of SE Florida has years of experience in conservation handling and the preparation and packaging of items such as paintings, paper, stone, plaster, furniture, wood objects, textiles, and other materials, to meet museum and conservation standards in order to protect the items during the packaging, crating, and storage process.
The type of item risk, age, condition, climate, humidity and temperature conditions at origin, during transport and destination, and considerations for shock and vibration during handling, storage, and transportation are factored into the packaging design. Craters & Freighters of Miami works with America’s most prestigious museums throughout the country providing traveling exhibit packing and crating. Our crates will provide cushioning and stability for any mode of transportation and repeated use.
We will consult with you regarding the exhibit pieces and determine the type of packaging and crating needs each item requires. Our team will also design special crates to your specifications in order to ensure all of your items are packaged and crated with the utmost care. Call and talk to one of our packaging and crating specialists today.
Depending on what type of art you are looking to ship, the standard shipping services may not be able to meet your needs. Typically, there are size and weight restrictions in place, so if you have an especially large or misshapen piece of art, it might not qualify. Plus, even if it will fit on the standard mail truck, do you really trust these workers to give your piece of fine art the care and attention it deserves? Having your piece transported by a specialty art transit team like Craters and Freighters of SE Florida is the best way to assure that the piece arrives IN one piece!
You can trust us with your:
- Ceramics & Glass
- Museum Quality Items
- Ethnographic Materials
- Furniture & Wooden Objects
- Leather & Fur
- Encaustic Wax
- Paper & Books
- Stone & Plaster
- Textiles & Fibers
- High Value One-of-a-Kind Items
No matter how well a piece of art is protected, accidents happen. That is why it is just as important to choose the right shipping insurance as it is to choose the right framed art shipping boxes. Dealing with the intricacies of art insurance yourself can be a very trying situation. Luckily, this is another service that Craters and Freighters of Miami offers. We’ll make sure that you are covered—no matter what may happen during the shipping process.
If you’d like to learn more about how Craters and Freighters of SE Florida can help you in choosing art shipping boxes, and with the shipping process as a whole, call or contact us today. We can’t wait to help you get that special piece of art from the gallery floor into your living room, office, or anywhere else that is in need of the beauty that only fine art can give.
Our Art Services
- Local Pick-up and Delivery
- Custom Packing and Cushioning
- Wood Crates and Corrugated Containers
- Transportation — Carrier selection based on item, budget, time frame
- Insurance — Our professional packing allows us to offer you coverage on original art, glass, and antiques (for exclusions, see Terms & Conditions)
- White Glove Delivery – Includes unpacking and set-up
- Craters & Freighters of South East Florida also provides museum quality crating and traveling exhibit crating solutions
Contact Us Today for a Quote!
To get more information about how Craters & Freighters can meet your wooden crate shipping needs, contact us today at (954) 917-4929, or toll-free at (866) 744-9936. Our helpful and knowledgeable customer service representatives are standing by to take your call. In addition to answering all your questions, we can also offer free quotes. Alternatively, you can also contact us by email through our online form. We look forward to doing business with you!