Source for Materials to Ship Artwork flat

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pvecchi
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Wed May 08, 2019 3:30 pm

Hello

Anyone have some sources for sturdy materials to ship things flat? Rigid card stock or acid free board, etc?

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Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 pm

What size?

How big?
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Wed May 08, 2019 4:24 pm

you can get masonite from home depot and they can be cut to size. masonite is arguably one of the strongest flat packs.

you can do foam core also from art stores.or cardboard. if im worried about it i just double or triple the layering on the foam or cardboard .
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Wed May 08, 2019 4:33 pm

1/4" plywood sandwich with plywood as the bread and foam core as the meat. Indestructible. I've both sent and received this way.
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Wed May 08, 2019 4:46 pm

or for the freeware version: use free USPS boxes, tape the art to it, layer more and more cardboard. send in bubble mailer or small box.
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cotis wrote:or for the freeware version: use free USPS boxes, tape the art to it, layer more and more cardboard. send in bubble mailer or small box.
Yeah that’s what I usually do. Just looking for something a bit more secure. Shipping a few 11 x 15” pieces
Thanks for all the suggestions. Man, plywood? Next level sh!t there (I don’t even own a saw).
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Wed May 15, 2019 11:48 am

One of the comic art dealers I buy from, ships the art between pieces of Masonite board.

This is usually for a page that is either 11x17 up to 13x19.
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