Actually its really easy to separate the light from the vacuum frame. Its just a matter of loosening 4 screws ( don't take them all the way out). The holes are slotted. If you package it in two pieces, they are around 75 lb. a piece. I think you can ship USPS or UPS. I use one of these units and they are sweet. You'll choose this over the pizza ovens everytime. Unless of course you're printing larger than 20x24. The light integrator allows you to really dial in the exposure times and having the light above the vacuum frame allows you to dodge and burn easily.