How to properly roll a poster?

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Postby raven77 on Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:46 pm

How to properly roll a poster so that I may store it in a tube for transport? Sometimes I roll it well, but other times I don't. I wan't to be able to consistently roll it properly so that no damage occurs to the print. I just need to refresh my memory, that's all. If you could tell me how or if you have a link to a good video, that would be great. Thank you in advance.
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Postby Codeblue on Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:48 pm

I recommend rolling it instead.
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Postby raven77 on Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:52 pm

Codeblue wrote:I recommend rolling it instead.


Sorry, I'm dumb. rolling it was exactly what I meant. I edited this post thanks to you.
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Postby geezer on Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:57 pm

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Postby downforcemedia on Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:06 pm

You have to rock n' roll it baby!
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Postby jjttdw on Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:04 pm

The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll toa diamter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.
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Postby turnJBup on Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:33 pm

Sometimes it helps if you use two pieces of craft paper... with the poster in the middle of course.
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Postby downforcemedia on Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:18 pm

jjttdw wrote:The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll toa diamter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.


This.
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Postby fallstaff on Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:39 am

downforcemedia wrote:
jjttdw wrote:The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll toa diamter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.


This.

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Postby raven77 on Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 am

downforcemedia wrote:
jjttdw wrote:The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll toa diamter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.


This.

Could you explain why?
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Postby electrachrome on Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:54 am

jjttdw wrote:The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll to a diameter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.

it was the 'industry standard' approach 15 years ago when this site was started. I agree it needs to be updated. rolling and taping the craft paper a bit smaller than the diameter tube gives added protection if the tube gets dented in transit/shipping.
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Postby jjttdw on Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:04 am

electrachrome wrote:
jjttdw wrote:The link above has bad advice. Tape the print/craft paper roll to a diameter smaller that in interior of the tube. Letting it unroll in the tube is a hack move.

it was the 'industry standard' approach 15 years ago when this site was started. I agree it needs to be updated. rolling and taping the craft paper a bit smaller than the diameter tube gives added protection if the tube gets dented in transit/shipping.


I will add that when the roll is taped it hold the print in place. If the roll is bigger then the print has a greater chance of sliding in the craft paper. This is what happened to a print I received 2 weeks ago. 3 inch tube with the print wrapped in the Obey paper but not re-taped. The print slid and the corner got dinged. You can actually see a corresponding dent in the craft paper. Hack move.
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