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lazyhusky
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:45 am

My KaikaiKiki edition arrived :D *please excuse the dimly lit pictures
Apparently there are also extra blue foils in the print but I couldn't pinpoint where as I don't have the original version.

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:29 am

Looking great!
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am

lazyhusky wrote:My KaikaiKiki edition arrived :D *please excuse the dimly lit pictures
Apparently there are also extra blue foils in the print but I couldn't pinpoint where as I don't have the original version.

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Print damaged by USPS I recently bought this great print from a EB member, and it arrived ruined with
a big 1.5 " puncture wound almost through all 4 thick cardboard sheets. Big rip on the girls face ! We filed a USPS claim .
Its like a spear poked through it. I see more damage from USPS than anyone...

seeing this , it seems flat packing is not as good as it seems ? Hard to imagine this kind of
damage on a 5" tube . any thoughts anyone?
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:17 am

If buying from someone who knows how to pack properly, I’d rather roll the dice with flat packaging than a tube. Accidents happen, but that’s what insurance is for.


Also, flattening prints sucks.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:19 am

Tubes can be damaged easily as well and rolling giclees can sometimes not be the best choice. Shipping flat can sometimes be damaged more easily, depending on a number of factors (how thick the packing material is, how much of a buffer-edge there is from the art and the end of the packaging, are there "Do not Bend" stickers on it, etc).

When shipping flat these days, I usually get a piece of masonite cut with a 2.5 inch boarder on each side. However, this isn't very practical for artists to use. VACVVM does a good job with shipping flat, as they pack flat and then ship in boxes.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm

i thought it was funny how people were saying that

'oh they shipped shape of water flat to protect the embossing at the bottom.'

I couldn't think of an easier way to damage that embossing by smooshing it between two thick pieces of cardboard. and then in theory stack em all on top of each other.

IMO if its larger than 16x20 rolling it is a safer bet.

flatting prints is so easy. just takes time.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:33 pm

^^ yep

As long as the person shipping doesn’t roll the print to a 1” diameter, and the recipient flattens it upon receipt, should be all good and flat within 1-2 days at most.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:36 pm

drymount all that

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:45 pm

finneganm wrote:drymount all that

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:10 pm

Thanks for all the comments, Yeah I was shocked seeing a huge hole punched through 4 sheets , more
than an inch of sturdy cardboard.. I suppose USPS govt employees cant get fired ? and their claims process
is byzantine and confusing
so, maybe they may not care as much as UPS, or FedEx people? I agree placing a masonite sheet
or 1/8 plywood could prevent most damage to flat prints shipped.
Thats a good idea for big Giclee prints
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm

UPS and Fedex are way worse as far as damage goes. The way Jean has these chits packed is asking for trouble no matter who the carrier is. They should be boxed in addition to the cardboard if he wants them to arrive unscathed. Properly flat packing larger prints is cost (and time) prohibitive, which is why most places roll.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 pm

jayper wrote:Anyone want to play guess the edition size?

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Dats a fat stack.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Codeblue wrote:Dats a fat stack.
But where is the insta footage of him carefully dragging his peen across each of the prints? Maybe that happens after the embossment?
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 pm

ccsmd598 wrote:
Codeblue wrote:Dats a fat stack.
But where is the insta footage of him carefully dragging his peen across each of the prints? Maybe that happens after the embossment?
His answer from a similar question: stamping, silk screening, embossing, and trimming happens after signature
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