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soam24
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:04 pm

it's been requested that I ship a rather large print flat.

18 x 38.

any suggestions or guides as to follow?
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:06 pm

thinking foam core, photo corners, tape foam core, bubble wrap, box?

such a weird request.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:08 pm

soam24 wrote:thinking foam core, photo corners, tape foam core, bubble wrap, box?

such a weird request.

That would work. The more firm cardboard you can add inside the box to keep it rigid, the better.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:15 pm

Skip the box...get a sheet of this at HomeDepot and make a sandwich for the exterior. I've seen PosterMountian use it...the stuff is pretty rigid. Or put this inside a box if you want to go the extra mile.

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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:17 pm

Gallery in NY that wants a MBW print by chance? Had the same request on something last year...after purchase.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:18 pm

I agree with that above, but with a caveat...

I shipped a print flat this way once, with 2 sheets of cardboard sandwiching the print in the center, and 1 sheet on the outsides of it all, and STILL had damage due to a box corner going through one side and dinging the print.

If you want to 100% have something make it, build a crate.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:20 pm

appreciate all the tips, this is the dumbest thing i've ever had to do by far.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:23 pm

I've added thin sheets of plywood before, but nothing this big.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:23 pm

I a thin piece of plywood for $3 at your local hardware, and get it cut to size


[ply] [foamcore] [print] [foamcore] [ply] + lots of FRAGILE stickers :D

You will also want to use something to hold the print in place.... I have used a combination of spacers and formcare in the past.


EDIT: Beat me to it ^^
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:26 pm

soam24 wrote:it's been requested that I ship a rather large print flat.

18 x 38.

any suggestions or guides as to follow?

Just bring it to UPS or Box Brothers. Have them pack the print for you flat for a fee paid for by the buyer. Insta-insurance coverage for however much you declare it for if it gets lost or damaged in transit.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:28 pm

I've done the plywood route on the outside. As you mentioned, foamcore, corner tabs on the inside.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:05 pm

kcn0 wrote:I a thin piece of plywood for $3 at your local hardware, and get it cut to size


[ply] [foamcore] [print] [foamcore] [ply] + lots of FRAGILE stickers :D

You will also want to use something to hold the print in place.... I have used a combination of spacers and formcare in the past.


EDIT: Beat me to it ^^

Going to go this route.

many thanks all.
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