Whether transporting or storing fine artwork, standard crates may work for some pieces, but custom crates ensure that artwork is fitted to a crate that meets the needs of the artwork’s material, size, weight, and transportation requirements.
A crating expert can build custom crates for your fine artwork collection, giving collectors peace of mind when it comes to the storage and transportation of their pieces.
The Benefits of Custom Crating for Fine Artwork
Safe Land and Air Transportation
Art Work Fine Art Services’ custom crates are built to last during any move, featuring clear and specific instructions for everyone who will be involved in handling the piece. Custom crates can be built for both land and air transportation, and feature handholds and elevated bases, designed for safe transportation through Seattle and Washington channels.
Special Padding and Weight Distribution
Artwork with unique shapes and weight distribution needs specialized crates with custom padding and supports that ensure it doesn’t shift in its crate. Internal supports protect artwork from damage, ensuring even the largest piece such as sculptures are transported and stored securely.
Paintings that are in their frame can take advantage of custom crates designed to protect the frame’s design and corners. Special pads and cushions protect delicate artwork while making it easier to lift, move, and store.
Cranes and Rigging
Art Work Fine Art Service’s crates can be designed with specific riggings and cranes in mind, meaning that the heaviest or most difficult transportation and installation jobs can be easily tackled, without fear of damaging the venue or artwork.
Crating Options for Fine Artwork
Collectors have access to a plethora of custom crating options to fit their needs and budgets. Museum and international crates are Art Work FAS’s highest grade crates, made of plywood, with glued and screwed or stapled joints, metal plate and bolt closures, polyurethane sealant, and foam gasket around the lid. These crates are built for repeated use.
Standard and One-Way crates offer economical options with reliable and sturdy support for delicate pieces. Skeleton-type crates, like L-pallets, U-crates, and slat crates, are perfect for unique, 3D objects and offer easy packaging and removal.
The Best Fine Art Custom Crating in Seattle
Collectors in the Seattle area can rely on the top art logistics experts in the Pacific Northwest coast area. Art Work Fine Art Services offers a full range of crating and packaging for artists and collectors. Our experts ensure that, whether your pieces are going to storage or display, they arrive at their destination safely.
Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts
For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork.
Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.
To request an estimate or find out more about the services Art Work Fine Art Services offers, contact us.