I find that little details like folding the tape back a little to form a tab so that the customer can get to their print more easily all help to improve the overall user experience. If you are going to send your images out for printing, try zno.com. i was wondering if i could roll package my 13×19 glossy print the same way? https://www.universityproducts.com/heavyweight-unbuffered-tissue-18-29-gsm.html. Once I have the print rolled, I wrap a piece of paper around with the words “Tear this paper away to unroll your print” printed on it. I feed the print (with facing paper applied) into an old roll of canvas and leave it for half a day to a day. Thanks Vernon. BTW, I have rolled and shipped gloss prints on Breathing Color media without issues. Before I roll the print, I place a piece of facing paper over the printed area, to protect it. I had a few issues when I first started shipping prints, but since finding these particular tubes, I’ve not had an issue. I’ve just jumped into the world of printing and am loving it. Tamar Mason, co-director of The Artists' Press is also a visual artist. Art & Poster Tubes At last, a convenient way to carry rolled artwork, posters, blueprints and graphics! I do use roll paper, but it’s natural curve as it comes off the roll is the opposite direction, as the printable side is always on the outside of the roll. It’s like applying the sheet of paper to stop the print from unrolling in the tube. Thank you for the valuable information on this video. On June 23, 2014 I will randomly pick one person from the list, and mail the list to let everyone know that we have a winner. Sorry for the late reply Ruth. Cut two pieces of stiff paper or card at least 5cm larger than the the print(s) to be packaged on all four sides. This not only protects the printed area better, it also rolls the paper the opposite way to it’s natural roll, so it essentially de-curls the paper after being given time to lay flat when opened at the customer end. I would imagine there are some papers that don’t do well rolled. Whether you sell your own prints, or simply want to send something to a friend or relative, every so often, we have to put one of our prized photographs into the postal system. By subscribing, you agree that I can use your name in the announcement, but of course your email will never be disclosed, and that goes for anyone that signs up of course. What is the largest size that you will ship flat. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks again for all the content you make – I’ve been listening for more years that I can remember! How To Package Your Art Prints (Flat or in Tubes?) I’ve found a coated Canon 140gsm paper that looks promising but wanted to check your thoughts on whether such facing papers have to have acid free qualities, so that the archival status of the print is unaffected? Let’s have some fun with the print that I made to shoot this video. I roll the paper against its original curl (for roll media) so after a while it generally just lays flat. Just as I got my printer though a friend of mine in Sweden asked me to make her a print of an image I had taken on a recent visit to Scotland. I also print the MBP Logo alternatively with the line of text, which is partly just marketing, but also to ensure that the paper catches the customers eye. We hope that you’ll find any information we sending interesting and useful, but if you decide to, you can unsubscribe at any time with the links that you’ll find in every newsletter. 6. Ideally also get tubes with capped ends, not pinched. Thanks so much for the great tips. I actually apply two pieces of tape to this sheet of paper before I roll the print, so that I can just feed it in as you see in the video. Wonderful! I own a Canan 9500 so print size is limited to 19×13. The ones that you pinch closed are easier to crush. You can tell when you are overstressing them. For very large prints this is sometimes not possible, and it works fine, but I do prefer to roll as little as possible. I’ll also then email the winner for a shipping address, and get the print out to you as soon after the 23rd as possible. Thank you Martin, for so freely sharing your knowledge. The tubes I use are 70mm in diameter, and they need to be pretty wide, so that you don’t have to roll the print too tightly. 6. The short tube here is the one you’ll see in the video. I like to try and think my processes through to the very end as much as I can, so that I create as best possible an experience for my customers. I’ve been considering developing some boxes to ship my own 20×30″ gallery wraps, but I’m not sure it’s worth the hassle at this point. - YouTube All great advice. Ted. I was just wondering about if the paper would retain too much of the curl when shipping in a tube? I think it may be hard to do that for 400gsm, seems like 230gsm can be rolled (not sure how many in one tube) while 400gsm may be better to be shipped flat than rolled. NOTE: The subscription link has been removed, because this particular giveaway has now finished.