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Shipping a matted, mounted 13x19 inch print?

esantos

McAllen, US
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"RE: Shipping a matted, mounted 13x19 inch print?"

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Sun 04-Mar-12 06:21 PM | edited Sun 04-Mar-12 06:26 PM by esantos

I tried sending a print sandwiched like you describe and then slipped into a cardboard liner and UPS totally destroyed it. And this was what UPS recommended as far as packaging. To add insult to injury they initially denied my claim - I did pay additional insurance. After arguing with them over the phone they finally conceded and reimbursed me, although it took about eight weeks. I vowed to never do this again.

I went back to my old standby shipping method. I buy eight foot sections of 4" hard plastic drainage pipe at Home Depot and hard plastic end caps. Not the thick walled stuff, the thin walled ribbed white piping with the smooth black interior. The caps are about $1 per, and the pipe is about $8. I then cut a section to length using a simple hacksaw, remove any burrs from the sawed ends using an ordinary cabinet file. I roll my prints in tissue paper and then wrap that in bubble wrap. In the tube it goes and then I stuff the ends with more bubble wrap and tape the end caps shut. I think if this tube were to fall off the UPS truck nothing would happen to it. I have never had a customer notify me that the print arrived damaged when shipped this way. Unless you have an elaborate fulfillment shipping center with custom made cartons and foam inserts this is the only way to go. Shipping a print flat is just too risky and expensive for small volumes otherwise.

Ernesto Santos
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