Re: How to Ship a Print
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:29 am
This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.
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Yup...as have I. This guide is VERY OLD. My process is now completely different.alittle wrote:This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.
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.CrustaR wrote:Yup...as have I. This guide is VERY OLD. My process is now completely different.alittle wrote:This was very helpful for me in the beginning, but I have since omitted some steps.
Site is down for maintenance. I'm reworking it anyway (my process has changed drastically since I wrote that guide as well).Codeblue wrote:Looks like Stout dumped your "new" guide.
I hope so...for your sake.Codeblue wrote:Even more convoluted than before hopefully.
electrachrome wrote:variations on a theme:
2 phat strips of blue painter's tape (no tabs)
I tape a little wad of bubble pack to the endcaps to make sure the rolled print doesn't slide around.
I also slap priority mail stickers on my endcaps
I tape the ends with one strip of tape around the circumference, then fold in the extra into the cap
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.
This, though I usually cut the kraft a couple inches shorter than the tube and pad with bubble wrap or crumpled paper towels.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.
?shidarin wrote: 8. Avoid temptation to write "Fragile" on tube.
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.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?