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Postby igotid on Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:32 pm

Any issues with mylar sleeves and moving in the heat? Moving company was very concerned about melting while in transit. Thoughts?
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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:33 pm

igotid wrote:Any issues with mylar sleeves and moving in the heat? Moving company was very concerned about melting while in transit. Thoughts?

IMO the prints should stay with you. I would be more worried about the level of humidity. From my little research it appears mylar melting point is around 250-260 degrees celcius (480-500 f)
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Postby igotid on Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:23 pm

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igotid wrote:Any issues with mylar sleeves and moving in the heat? Moving company was very concerned about melting while in transit. Thoughts?

IMO the prints should stay with you. I would be more worried about the level of humidity. From my little research it appears mylar melting point is around 250-260 degrees celcius (480-500 f)


That’s what I’m leaning towards. Although it’s from Portland to Austin so that’s a 3-4 day trek. May be worth it to safeguard the prints.
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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:59 pm

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igotid wrote:Any issues with mylar sleeves and moving in the heat? Moving company was very concerned about melting while in transit. Thoughts?

IMO the prints should stay with you. I would be more worried about the level of humidity. From my little research it appears mylar melting point is around 250-260 degrees celcius (480-500 f)


That’s what I’m leaning towards. Although it’s from Portland to Austin so that’s a 3-4 day trek. May be worth it to safeguard the prints.

How many prints are we talking and how expensive? If they are in portfolios, I would say take them with you in the car and into the hotel at night. A flat file full would be a pain to transport and might be better left to the movers.
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Postby Codeblue on Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:06 am

I wouldn't let movers touch any art I wasn't prepared to have destroyed.
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Postby kansasbbq on Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:16 am

igotid wrote:Although it’s from Portland to Austin so that’s a 3-4 day trek.

Where in Austin?
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Postby igotid on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:11 pm

It’s about 500 prints so difficult to get in and out of a hotel a few times.

Probably somewhere in SW Austin. Will be looking at neighborhoods next week
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Postby dwlfennell on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm

I moved from FL to CO a couple years back with over 1000 prints and had no issues with mylar sleeves... I spent a lot of time carefully sorting and packing and we used U-Pack, so I loaded and unloaded everything. The only thing I could see you potentially having trouble with are prints hand-finished with paint - might pack those in a tube and throw them in your car.
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Postby fallchild on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:53 pm

Curious what Mylar sleeves you're using as I move a lot and it would be nice to know which are the best.
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Postby mobius006 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:07 pm

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Postby kansasbbq on Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:23 pm

igotid wrote:Probably somewhere in SW Austin. Will be looking at neighborhoods next week

Find a place yet?
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