When it comes to shipping artworks over a long distance, the packing stage is one of the most critical, especially if you are transporting fragile art pieces that should go across thousands of miles until they reach their destination. It is needless to say that the packaging of such artworks must be extremely accurate and safe so that the valuables arrive unharmed. In many cases, standard soft packing is not enough to fully protect art in transit. This is where custom art crates come into play. But do you really need to crate artwork for shipping, and does it worth the time and money spent on it?