I look, always I look, for a better way to package prints for shipping. And I came across what seems to be a better way. Rather than do a write up, I will just say that I’ve ordered these Airsafe boxes in three sizes, and hope to have them this week.
Here’s the link for your own exploration. Remember – although they are a bit on the expensive side – esp. when shipping one print – think of the cost of the cardboard, the corners, the kraft envelope that goes with the usual method for shipment – and think about how much safer this appears to be. Also, think about these Airsafe packages when you have an order of several prints to ship.
And so without further ado: http://www.clearbags.com/airsafe-art-box-2.html
I have – in case you missed the previous post – been absolutely 100% happy with the Inkjets on Ilford Smooth Pearl (Lustre) that I received through the value ROES system at www.DigitalSilverImaging.com and have place many more orders with them to be shipped directly to me.
It’s true, that in some cases, you can re-use the shipping materials that they have used to ship prints to you; but if you are doing many orders at one time, they may come combined in one package, which if you come to think of it is a good thing so as not to have to pay for separate shipping charges for each order. So having a good way to ship prints that are small and not really suitable to put into a tube, is still a consideration.
I ordered sizes for 8 x 12, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20 inches. That’s 10 of each. Larger than that I’ll still use tubes from Uline – the big wide ones. I mean even those tubes have got to cost $4 or $5 each and you really don’t want to put more than say two prints in a single tube. So this may be the secret I’ve been looking for.