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calindustries
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« on: July 14, 2010, 04:18:58 PM »
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Where have you all been getting materials to deliver unframed larger prints (16x20 and up)?  I don't need anything to hold up to shipping, but for basic transport and hand delivering prints.


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 04:56:54 PM »
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Rolled or flat?  If rolled, I use Uline triangular tubes, specifically the 24x3" variety.  They're cost-effective, sturdy, easy to store, and easy to pack and unpack.  Never had a complaint about them yet.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 05:02:46 PM »
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Rolled or flat?  If rolled, I use Uline triangular tubes, specifically the 24x3" variety.  They're cost-effective, sturdy, easy to store, and easy to pack and unpack.  Never had a complaint about them yet.

Nill


Flat please.  something like the envelopes and boards or flat boxes you would get when ordering prints from a printer or lab.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 05:23:26 PM »
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I made an enormous folder out of 2 sheets of foamcoare and taped them together. Make sure to also tape the inside so print does not stick to the tape. I had to cut it down slightly to fit in my rather small  car. Works great and was cheap to do.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 09:14:05 PM »
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I also use Uline supplies. I ship flat up to 16x24, rolled above, *around* a tube (learned this from various labs, incl LaserLight and WCI), packed in a box.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 07:25:05 AM »
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+1 on Uline.  they have great products and ship the day the order is placed.  I ship anything larger than 8 1/2 x 11 rolled.  However, if you want to send or deliver flat, check out their White Stay Flats.  The largest size is 22 x 27 inches which may be all you need.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 08:50:22 AM »
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I also use Uline supplies. I ship flat up to 16x24, rolled above, ...
Do you use the Stay Flats for up to 16x24, or something else?  I've only used the Stay Flats up to 9x12, and worry about even those getting bent (although AFAIK it hasn't happened yet... no complaints).

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 10:09:56 AM »
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If you are shipping priority/express with USPS, they provide free boxes including the triangle tubes. I had them ship me a few boxes with about 25 tubes each.

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 10:52:19 AM »
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Uline is great, I even got a sweet Hall and Oats christmas CD from them FREE with one of my orders. Can't go wrong with Uline thats for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 11:44:37 PM »
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Where have you all been getting materials to deliver unframed larger prints (16x20 and up)? I don't need anything to hold up to shipping, but for basic transport and hand delivering prints.

If you are doing basic transport and not shipping, what I suggest is using bags from Clearbags.com and then put it in a nice portfolio carrier. I have a nice big one from http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_product...Studio%20Series.

For shipping I use supplies from utrecth and USPS.com, as many folks here have mentioned.

Neil
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