Packaging material for 35mm films

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  1. Ryuji

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    Does anyone make/sell packaging materials that are good fit for shipping 35mm films in canisters? Maybe a bubble wrap envelope or small cardboard box holding 2 or 4 rolls?
     
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    Factory cartridges or bulk load?

    Factory carts have the end caps crimped on. They are quite robust. Just put them in a box and pack some newspaper around them. As long as they are not subject to heat humidity or high radiation, they'll be fine.

    Bulk load carts can accidentally pop open if they get dropped or shaken hard. Make sure they are inside a plastic canister first. They pack in paper and put in a box.

    I save the canisters from my factory carts to keep my bulk carts in just for safety. I've had a couple of the pop open, accidentally. It's ALWAYS at the least opportune moment! :wink:
     
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    A small padded envelope with tape securing the film can lids would probably work fine. It wouldn't stand up to severe crushing, but I don't know that it needs to. Uline (www.uline.com) is a good source for that stuff.
     
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    I wish we had something similar to the USPS flat rate boxes available here in the UK they are excellent for posting many items and quite strong.

    The bubble wrap envelopes are fine for posting films, if you have the plastic containers the put the film cassttes back in them for postage.

    Ian
     
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    Dear Ryuji,

    Uline has pretty much everything for shipping. I used one of their specialty boxes for shipping a painting once and it made the job quite easy.

    Neal Wydra