You may be wondering how to safely pack a fragile photograph with glass or work of art for travel. These are some precautions you may take to keep your picture frame from being damaged, just as packing your glassware in bubble wrap.
The Question is Whether or Not a Glass Picture Frame Can be Brought on Board
You may safely bring a photo frame made of glass onto the plane, but check with the airline beforehand. There are a lot of things that airlines won't let you bring on board. Regulations might be different from one municipality to the next. The TSA regulates the transport of prohibited materials. More details are available at the TSA's website or by calling the airline directly.
There is no restriction on bringing a glass picture frame on board an airline, either as checked or carry-on luggage. If you don't want something valuable to get broken, you'll need to take extra precautions when packing it. The size of your photo frame may be limited by the airline. For instance, American Airlines has a size limit of 22 by 14 inches for carry-ons, while Emirates has a weight limit for hand baggage that must not be exceeded by tiny musical instruments.
Magnetic Peel-and-Stick Albums Should be Avoided
Inflict significant wear and tear on your photographs by keeping them in a "magnetic" album. Tacky glue is used to bond the photos in these books, which can leave stains on the photos over time.
Investing in an acid-free photo book is the most practical approach to preserve your memories without breaking the bank. To further safeguard your images, think about using a glass frame. A good glass frame will shield your artwork from damaging sunlight and preserve its minimalist aesthetic. Photos are best stored in vertical stacks, away from the dangers of being bent or broken in transit or storage. If you want to take Polaroids but can't afford the expensive frames, consider turning a film pack into a sleeve.
A dust cover made from acid-free paper is another option. To avoid oxidation, use alkaline paper, but don't put silver photographs on it.
Keep it Out of the Sun
Paintings and other works of art may be shielded from damaging ultraviolet light by using UV-resistant glass in your picture frames. Photographs and paintings fade when exposed to these rays, so it's best to keep them out of the sun whenever possible.
Glass for picture frames comes in three main varieties. There are noticeable differences in how each type of light influences a photograph. The first category includes materials that do not reflect light. Museum glass is another name for it. Because to its glossy finish, your artwork will no longer be obscured by reflections, even in bright sunlight. If you want to keep a painting or photograph safe from the sun, this is the ideal option.
There's also transparent glass, which is what most picture frames use. This glass is more affordable than others. It's untreated, yet it's just as sturdy as treated wood. Yet, it's not a good idea for pastels. Furthermore, the likelihood of a scratch increases. If you have a larger frame to move, please read our moving instructions for large frame.