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Postby Cbjornson on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:39 am

theperfecttree wrote:
finneganm wrote:I'm actually not a big fan (for a somewhat silly reason). I can never open the caps without a minor headache or destroying the caps. I like to reuse a tube when I can, and with these I never can. That being said, if you're buying tubes, you're probably buying them to securely send a print, and not to mildly annoy someone; as a safe and secure print carrying vessel, they seem to be more than adequate.


I HATE opening these but will admit they seem safe. As long as you tape the caps like everyone's said.

Is there some trick to opening?


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2. Twist endcap in opposite direction the tabs face (Most important part)
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Postby Kramerica on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:56 am

I have been wondering what the consensus is on these as well. I have received prints in these on two separate occasions, though not from Slater. I find that after I open them the twist locking mechanism does not work as well and would definitely need taping shut for me to feel comfortable re-using them. They are definitely an appropriate thickness and I was wondering how people felt about receiving a print in one that had been re-used.
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Postby xangelx on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:15 am

itsame wrote:you know, i think i got a print from todd slater in one of these tubes once


When I saw the title of this thread I thought "Oh that's like the one that Todd Slater gave me that time in Austin when he dropped off his Black Keys prints for the show" So yeah, Todd uses them and I've seen him use them with my own eyes. Case closed.

Also those drymounters are damn sturdy.
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Postby maden on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:18 am

I hate those drymounting tubes.
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Postby Codeblue on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:23 am

theperfecttree wrote:I HATE opening these but will admit they seem safe. As long as you tape the caps like everyone's said.

Is there some trick to opening?

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Postby chalkdust on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:46 am

theperfecttree wrote:Is there some trick to opening?


I usually just take a flat screwdriver and push-in the 3 or 4 little plastic tabs, then the cap slides right off..
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Postby exiter on Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:25 am

I didn't have a problem opening it. The directions are printed right on the tube... :pint:

OK, so far, the tube is sturdy, adequate vessel for transporting, some Slater guy uses them often, re-usability factor good, tape end caps, and difficult to open...
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Postby earlgreytoast on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:19 am

Todds Later uses them. They are hard to open but the rich rich cream inside makes it worth it.
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Postby talkingdeads on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:47 am

I burn them. Reused one once and the dude's print ended up getting destroyed because the end cap del off. Never again.
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Postby veltri on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:50 am

chalkdust wrote:
theperfecttree wrote:Is there some trick to opening?


I usually just take a flat screwdriver and push-in the 3 or 4 little plastic tabs, then the cap slides right off..


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Postby rmoore on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:09 am

So what's the point or added benefit if you have to tape the caps anyway?
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Postby chimpun on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 am

I taped the caps only because I was paranoid rainwater could seep in through where the plastic tabs stick out of the tube.
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Postby Wawaad on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:09 pm

theperfecttree wrote:
finneganm wrote:I'm actually not a big fan (for a somewhat silly reason). I can never open the caps without a minor headache or destroying the caps. I like to reuse a tube when I can, and with these I never can. That being said, if you're buying tubes, you're probably buying them to securely send a print, and not to mildly annoy someone; as a safe and secure print carrying vessel, they seem to be more than adequate.


I HATE opening these but will admit they seem safe. As long as you tape the caps like everyone's said.

Is there some trick to opening?


Yes, the trick is Twist and Pull
I dont understand how people have problems opening them
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Postby timcab on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:34 am

Wawaad wrote:
theperfecttree wrote:
finneganm wrote:I'm actually not a big fan (for a somewhat silly reason). I can never open the caps without a minor headache or destroying the caps. I like to reuse a tube when I can, and with these I never can. That being said, if you're buying tubes, you're probably buying them to securely send a print, and not to mildly annoy someone; as a safe and secure print carrying vessel, they seem to be more than adequate.


I HATE opening these but will admit they seem safe. As long as you tape the caps like everyone's said.

Is there some trick to opening?


Yes, the trick is Twist and Pull
I dont understand how people have problems opening them


Twisted and pulled and got nowhere. Had to take a screwdriver to the ends like Chalkdust said. Was the print safe inside? Yes. Would it have gotten there safe if packed in a regular Yazoo? Yes. Not worth the extra effort in my book.
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Postby halftonegraphics on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:15 am

I think Todd Slater uses these tubes. No?!

The biggest con I see with these tubes is the additional length and material to the tubes. A standard (18x24) print in a thick tube is normally right under a pound. These tubes, with their added lengths and larger caps make the package 1+ pounds. Shipping cross country or international, it makes a big difference in postage costs.

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