This arrived via FedEx today and unfortunately the glass broke and inflicted a couple of cuts in the art. It still is a breathtaking example of Carlo’s skill. I got to thinking that I would post info on how best to ship a Carlo.
We get Carlo’s shipped to us all the time. Big or small the biggest issue when shipping these is the glass. If the glass breaks in transport it has a tendency to cut the artwork, thus making it a damaged Carlo. Here are some suggestions for those out there who might need to ship a Carlo:
- Remove & discard glass (this may also help with cost of shipping because of less weight, unless the piece has a higher dimensional weight).
- Save the backing paper if it has Carlo info on back. Once the art is re-framed you can cut out the Carlo info off the backing sheet & glue it on the back of the re-framed Carlo.
- Wrap artwork to protect during shipping.
- Wrap sharp pointy tips of frame to help prevent the frame from taking damage or separating.
- Greyhound Bus Lines is really cheap to ship items through, they are very reasonable. We have had great success using them.
- Make sure to take pictures of box when it arrives to show condition of box upon arrival. This info will be used if you have to make a claim.
These suggestions will help you get your prized piece home without damage. Most framing stores can get you new glass cut to fit your frame. I recommend that you replace the glass with preservation glass to prevent anymore fading of the artwork, it’s not that much more expensive