The choice of packaging options and materials depends on the size, weight, fragility and other characteristics of the artworks.
It can be the simplest types of packaging (like a bubble wrap) or other more complex solutions. It is essential that it should safely protect the painting from mechanical damage, from scratching and sudden temperature and humidity changes.
Packing in a tube case
A tube case is a commonly used container for transporting paintings. Generally, tube cases are manufactured from multi-layer cardboard. This type of container also has a number of practical features:
- High-quality dirt and moisture protection of the contents.
- Protection against mechanical damage and environmental factors.
- Available materials and relatively inexpensive packaging.
Packing in a corrugated box
The most popular container material is cardboard. This type of packaging allows for convenient and cost-efficient transportation of paintings because it has several advantages:
- Easily-manufactured cases (various types of various complexity).
- Good preservation during storage and transportation.
- The economic benefit: cardboard is the cheapest material compared to other types of containers.
Packing in a plywood box
Plywood boxes are similarly popular and they have their own advantages:
- Environmentally friendly materials.
- Reusable packaging.
- Reliable protection against damage.