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wfe
10-07-2005, 11:54 AM
Can anyone offer packaging recommendations to ensure prints remain flat? I have experience in the US with the Postal service and UPS but not globally. I have some ideas but other's experience would be helpful. Postal service vs UPS? Looking forward to sending and receiving prints :)

Paul Sorensen
10-07-2005, 12:00 PM
I matted mine, then sandwiched them between two sheets of thick foam core. That then went in a cardboard large envelope. Everything apparently made it okay to France, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. I will probably do something similar this time, but with smaller prints, the postage kind of ate me alive last time.

Jeremy
10-07-2005, 12:08 PM
You can go to an office supply store and buy hard mailers to mail your prints out in. The caveat is that they will probably have to go unmounted. 3X 10x14 mailers cost me only $3.99 at Office Max (I believe) which I'll use to mail any 5x7 or 8x10 prints (tape them to another piece of cardboard, cover w/ vellum paper, and then seal up. In the US the shipping is around $1.50 for first class and it goes letter rate air mail internationally (under $6).

Peter Schrager
10-07-2005, 12:19 PM
I like to go to the horses mouth so to speak. That means looking up a local box
wholesaler in the neighborhood. I have been using cartons that were designed for calender sales. I got them in several sizes and they will work with up to 11x14 prints in the right size. I mount the print, put in an overmat with a slipsheet and some bubble wrap to fill it up. Have sent prints around the world this way with no losses. There is actually a number for these containers. A box website may give you the info you need.
Best, Peter Schrager

Jeremy
10-07-2005, 12:25 PM
I like to go to the horses mouth so to speak. That means looking up a local box
wholesaler in the neighborhood. I have been using cartons that were designed for calender sales. I got them in several sizes and they will work with up to 11x14 prints in the right size. I mount the print, put in an overmat with a slipsheet and some bubble wrap to fill it up. Have sent prints around the world this way with no losses. There is actually a number for these containers. A box website may give you the info you need.
Best, Peter Schrager

Let me speak from experience, Peter's shipping methods work wonderfully.

gr82bart
10-07-2005, 03:02 PM
Can anyone offer packaging recommendations to ensure prints remain flat? I have experience in the US with the Postal service and UPS but not globally. I have some ideas but other's experience would be helpful. Postal service vs UPS? Looking forward to sending and receiving prints :)I just go to the USPS or Fedex and get the biggest box I can get - it's free anyway and put my mounted print in there with crumpled light packaging paper around it to keep it from moving around.

Doesn't seem to be a problem yet.

Regards, Art.

blackmelas
10-08-2005, 12:20 AM
Can anyone offer packaging recommendations to ensure prints remain flat? I have experience in the US with the Postal service and UPS but not globally. I have some ideas but other's experience would be helpful. Postal service vs UPS? Looking forward to sending and receiving prints :)

I can relate to you the conditions of photos that I received in the last two exchanges. All were packed in a simple envelope, sometimes padded, with the photo secured in a simple cardboard or matboard sandwich. Some had a nylon sleeve for the photo in the cardboard. All made it in pristine condition through the line of chainsmoking gorillas they employ to handle the mail here, except in one instance where the sandwich was made of unequal sized boards that slid around in an oversized loose envelope and didn't cover the photo well. In that instance the gorillas dinged the corner of the photo. All photos were sent to Greece via USPS or via the participant's national post office.
James

claytume
10-10-2005, 10:19 PM
Can someone pm me Jim Galli's address, I've pm'd him but no reply.........he must be on the road hunting down that long forgotten G Claron cache.

I've just finished printing my groups prints and want to ship them out tomorrow. It sure makes life easier doing it in one hit.

cheers
Clayton

Rlibersky
10-11-2005, 10:08 AM
All prints went out today. Hope you enjoy them.

Dorothy Blum Cooper
10-14-2005, 02:48 PM
Aww...I missed this! Will you guys be doing this again anytime soon! I'd love to be on the 'list' if you do.

Ole
10-14-2005, 04:17 PM
Aww...I missed this! Will you guys be doing this again anytime soon! I'd love to be on the 'list' if you do.

Not "soon", but we'll do it again. It's addictive!

BTW, I will print up a few extras while I'm at it- PM me your address if you're interester in a "1 on 1 exchange" :D

Marc Leest
10-14-2005, 04:50 PM
Not "soon", but we'll do it again. It's addictive!

BTW, I will print up a few extras while I'm at it- PM me your address if you're interester in a "1 on 1 exchange" :D

Ditto,

Marc

Dorothy Blum Cooper
10-15-2005, 08:12 PM
Marc, Ole...I'm PM'ing you both in a few. Thanks so much for making the exception!!!

John McCallum
10-16-2005, 12:18 AM
Would you need a 4th ... ?

Dorothy Blum Cooper
10-16-2005, 12:45 PM
John...just PM'd you.

gr82bart
10-17-2005, 11:16 AM
Just sent out my prints to my group via USPS Priority Mail. Hope you guys like it. If you get to the APUG Conference next year, you too can take this picture!

Art.

Gay Larson
10-19-2005, 07:00 PM
Just sent out my prints to my group via USPS Priority Mail. Hope you guys like it. If you get to the APUG Conference next year, you too can take this picture!

Art.

Just got mine, Art and it is wonderful...sent you a pm about it. I plan to work on mine this weekend. Thank you so much.

Dave Miller
10-20-2005, 02:59 PM
This morning I received my print from Charles Pere. Nicely printed and very well packed. Thanks Charles, I will be sending mine out around the end of the month.

Dave Miller
10-27-2005, 03:38 AM
agGNOME's print turned up today. Very cCLOSE; wonderful stuff.
I'm still printing!!!!!!

argus
10-27-2005, 03:59 AM
I finished the prints for my group yesterday.
They will be shipped next week.

G