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Postby choke on Thu May 08, 2014 6:46 pm

I know there must be a thread for this, but I'll be damned if I can find it.

Any recommendations for supplies on shipping 5x5 or 7x7 prints flat?

Following most artists standard method: I'm thinking a bag/envelope to place the print in, taping it on the inside of 2 pieces of cardboard, and then placing the whole thing into a standard flat rate USPS mailer.

Solid method? If so, where to get the supplies?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby allbloody on Thu May 08, 2014 6:50 pm

thats the way i do it and never had any problems (knock on wood) , usps post office supplies the mailers for free.
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Postby choke on Thu May 08, 2014 6:51 pm

allbloody wrote:thats the way i do it, usps post office supplies the mailers for free.


Right but where do you get the sleeves for the print and the cardboard.

I usually re-use, but at this point I have more prints than sleeves/cardboard.

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Postby hellosir on Thu May 08, 2014 6:53 pm

You need help finding envelopes and cardboard?
How on earth do you manage to dress yourself in the morning?
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Postby allbloody on Thu May 08, 2014 6:58 pm

cray paper works as good as a bag, mostly just to protect from scratch's.
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Postby Fattyramone on Thu May 08, 2014 6:59 pm

Any 7" record mailer would suffice surely ? ...with a couple of stiffeners either side ...Bobs your uncle.

And if it's bigger than a 7 incher (fnarr fnarr :shock: ) then go for the 12 inch LP sized mailers
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Postby earlgreytoast on Thu May 08, 2014 7:01 pm

You can get 18 x 24 sheets of foam core at michaels for like $2 each, those are perfect for cutting up to the size you need and give a little more protection than just cardboard. I also always write PHOTOS: DO NOT BEND in big letters under the address.
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Postby jamel-d on Thu May 08, 2014 7:03 pm

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Postby choke on Thu May 08, 2014 7:03 pm

hellosir wrote:You need help finding envelopes and cardboard?
How on earth do you manage to dress yourself in the morning?


:lol:
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Postby Fattyramone on Thu May 08, 2014 7:03 pm

Here you go ..cheap as chips ....

Record mailers in the good 'ol US of the A

http://www.sleevecityusa.com/record-mailers-s/1831.htm
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Postby choke on Thu May 08, 2014 7:10 pm

Thanks guys.....
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Postby hellosir on Thu May 08, 2014 7:23 pm

Retail/grocery stores will give you cardboard for free
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Postby choke on Thu May 08, 2014 7:23 pm

:lol: I knew you'd bring this up.

That sounds like too much work for me. I'd rather just have the sleeves sent to me, and the cardboard sent to me, and without having to cut anything, tape the print into the cardboard, tape the whole thing up and throw it in an envelope.

The entire process of tubing and printing labels is tough enough as is for my lazy ass. Mixing in driving to home depot, talking to a home depot employee, and cutting fudge, I would quit the game altogether.
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Postby allbloody on Thu May 08, 2014 7:33 pm

usps shipping box's are free and they ship to your door if you order on line.
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Postby maddoghoek100 on Thu May 08, 2014 11:56 pm

if you use corrugated cardboard, make sure you alternate the layers or it will fold right in half with no effort t all.
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