How to properly roll a poster?

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CHR1S
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Thu May 09, 2019 12:08 pm

Also put a folded tab on the end of any piece of tape you use.
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Thu May 09, 2019 2:26 pm

CHR1S wrote:Also put a folded tab on the end of any piece of tape you use.
Yup, a nice touch.
Especially if it’s folded on the end that guides the tape to be removed easily without ripping up the craft roll...
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 am

CHR1S wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Also put a folded tab on the end of any piece of tape you use.
Excellent advice, makes for opening the kraft paper easier, I like to use the blue painters tape.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am

received a print today from a donkey that used a great tube and no kraft paper.....at least the edge damage was minor
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:32 am

Flip the poster over onto a flat surface, picture side up, and roll up the poster as tightly as you possibly can.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm

Totally agree with the folded tape tab comment. That should be an industry standard.
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saradanyal94 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:32 am
Flip the poster over onto a flat surface, picture side up, and roll up the poster as tightly as you possibly can.
I’ve used this technique before as well, along w/ some of the other tips above about craft paper size and adjusting that roll to the tube dimensions.

Ironically, I think I read about this same technique u describe in a book called the art of sex about 20 yrs ago. They just swapped out the word poster for partner... :rolling:
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turnJBup wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Thick craft paper is a must.
Been getting damaged poster edges from people thinking tissue -thin craft paper is going to protect the print.
It doesn’t.
Also cramming objects in the ends is a hack move.
It may work occasionally, but it’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Especially if you are cutting it close with craft that doesn’t extend 3+” past the edges of the print.
Should I be using a 4”x30” tube to ship 18x24s?
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Not really.
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