How to ship a small screen print

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Postby everyone82 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:19 am

Over the years I've become pretty good at shipping any size large screen print, without having any issues with anyone at all in terms of damage, etc. So that is good.
Never shipped a smaller print.
Need to ship a print which is 8x8 inches.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Postby WolfBrewer on Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:35 am

Ship flat and use Masonite. Flat b/t lotsa cardboard would work too, but Masonite is pretty tough to beat up.
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Postby wizzack on Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 am

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Postby everyone82 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:04 pm

WolfBrewer wrote:Ship flat and use Masonite. Flat b/t lotsa cardboard would work too, but Masonite is pretty tough to beat up.


What would you suggest to put in between the masonite boards and the print?
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Postby mliddell on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:13 pm

Agreed go flat, especially with any giclee prints that seem harder (less bendy).
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Postby everyone82 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:54 pm

Was definitely going to go flat, just not sure what to put in between the masonite boards to not scratch the screen print. Anyone???? Thanks.
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Postby Codeblue on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Sandpaper.
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Postby dweebofthedead on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:27 pm

Masonite all day.
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Postby everyone82 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:12 pm

dweebofthedead wrote:Masonite all day.


...and in between?
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Postby jamel-d on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:29 pm

Wrap the print in craft paper. If you have a Mylar sleeve to cut down to size, put it in that first. Or tissue paper, like the artists do. Tape the packaged print to the Masonite at the four corners. Cut the Masonite at least an extra inch around each side, then tape the sandwich closed all around. Then wrap it in craft paper. If it fits in a prepaid mailer/box from the post office, use that.
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Postby WolfBrewer on Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:20 am

everyone82 wrote:...and in between?

Yep, mylar is the way to go.
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Postby mliddell on Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:13 pm

Glassine paper over the image is good to avoid scratches. Can get from dick blick. I use it over every print I ship.
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Postby oldgreg on Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:15 am

Hobby Lobby sells little art sleeves in the aisle with portfolios. Buy a pack of 8x10 sleeves and a couple boards of masonite and you're set
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Postby earlgreytoast on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:41 am

Don't shop at hobby lobby.
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Postby jjttdw on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:11 am

If you have boxes save the effort and do 12x12 - six layers of cardboard.
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