Well a -50 degree cold snap has kept me indoors for most of the month. It has also inspired me to tackle a backlog of mounting and organizing of prints.
So I e-mailed Light Impressions to order a 21st Century Tacking Iron and a couple of archival storage boxes.
Unfortunately, since i live in Canada, I need to place a minimum order of 250 real yankee dollars. Now, I could probably think of sufficient amounts of the fine products Light Vision sells for this particular order but what if down the road I only need a couple of things? I don't really feel like relying on a vendor that has such a steep cover charge.
So, can anyone reccomend an alternative source for mounting matierals and storage boxes for those of us in the great white north?
P.S. since when was Canada considered an "international" order? I mean, c'mon we were Walmartized,McDonaldized and Starbucked long ago. We are practically part of the union, non?
why do't you try a place like gaylord bros.
they supply libraries and museums with archival and bookbinding/repair supplies.
i have bought from them in the past - they don't require a minimum order, and their service is very good.
Light Impressions never have what I need in stock. Every time I've ordered supplies from them it has arrived in a trickle over 3-4 months. They do sell pretty nice stuff and I use them if I'm in no hurry. Otherwise I buy what I need locally.
I like their stuff, but I agree about the shipping. I ordered some frames for a show in December and the frames just came today.