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Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:29 am
by alittle
This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:36 am
by CrustaR
alittle wrote:This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.
Yup...as have I. This guide is VERY OLD. My process is now completely different.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:37 am
by Cinlabyrinth
CrustaR wrote:
alittle wrote:This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.
Yup...as have I. This guide is VERY OLD. My process is now completely different.
I don't follow it to a t, but when I was shipping my very first print, it definitely helped me take a lot of things into consideration that I might otherwise not have.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:38 am
by Codeblue
Looks like Stout dumped your "new" guide.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:39 am
by CrustaR
Codeblue wrote:Looks like Stout dumped your "new" guide.
Site is down for maintenance. I'm reworking it anyway (my process has changed drastically since I wrote that guide as well). :pint:

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:58 am
by Codeblue
Even more convoluted than before hopefully.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:16 am
by golobulus
Tube-length kraft rolled thinner than the tube was my biggest take-away and has worked really well for me. Allow some tube crushing but not allow the print to bang back and forth in the tube.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:28 am
by Codeblue
Pretty much all ya need to know.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:45 pm
by CrustaR
Codeblue wrote:Even more convoluted than before hopefully.
I hope so...for your sake. 8)

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:43 pm
by electrachrome
I still ship the same ...if I ever sell anything.
haven't used a triangle in over a year.
electrachrome wrote:variations on a theme:

2 phat strips of blue painter's tape (no tabs)
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I tape a little wad of bubble pack to the endcaps to make sure the rolled print doesn't slide around.
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I also slap priority mail stickers on my endcaps
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I tape the ends with one strip of tape around the circumference, then fold in the extra into the cap
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higher value prints get all of the above, then popped into a USPS triangular mailer.
I also tend to use the mailers around Christmas time when a little extra protection is warranted.
3" Uline tubes are about 3/4 of an inch shorter than Yazoo Mills an are a better fit for the triangle treatment.
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Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:34 pm
by dmm8878
golobulus wrote:Tube-length kraft rolled thinner than the tube was my biggest take-away and has worked really well for me. Allow some tube crushing but not allow the print to bang back and forth in the tube.
This, though I usually cut the kraft a couple inches shorter than the tube and pad with bubble wrap or crumpled paper towels.

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:35 am
by shidarin
1. Kraft under print, glassine over print, bottom ends folded in.
2. Wrap kraft slightly smaller than tube
3. Tape kraft shut with painters tape.
4. Wrap that in a layer of bubble wrap.
5. Tape on some strips of kraft at the ends to help with pulling out print
6. Pad ends with tissue or bubble wrap.
7. Tape on end caps with a circumference strip of packing tape
8. Avoid temptation to write "Fragile" on tube.

Are my current steps. Anything I'm missing/overdoing?

Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:53 am
by mfaith
shidarin wrote: 8. Avoid temptation to write "Fragile" on tube.
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Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:58 am
by jpfondu
It's thought that some parcels labelled Fragile or This Side Up may be targeted by some biscuit arse postal worker. Although, all mine have been ok.

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Re: How to Ship a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:08 am
by haven
shidarin wrote: 4. Wrap that in a layer of bubble wrap.
5. Tape on some strips of kraft at the ends to help with pulling out print

Are my current steps. Anything I'm missing/overdoing?
I think your number 4 is a big mistake. If you're rolling the print smaller than the diameter of the tube, you don't then want to add to that by wrapping it in anything. Youre decreasing the space left to absorb a hit.

And number 5 is a head scratcher. If the craft paper is the length of the tube and there's adequate space from the edge of the print, no add ons should be necessary.

Edit to add: As to step 4, sometimes when I'm using a four inch tube I'll wrap the very ends of the craft paper in bubble wrap so that it can't bounce up or down in transit. If a tube takes a hit it's not going to be right at the endcaps, and if those get crushed you're probably drymounted anyways.