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Damaged prints in tubes

Postby tebbles » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 pm

I have a customer who sells a lot of large paper prints. She wraps them in light paper, then puts bubble wrap on either end of tube. Some prints arrive damaged on sides. What is best practice to ensure prints arrive safely?
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Re: Damaged prints in tubes

Postby JFeig » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:35 pm

Is she using lightweight or heavy duty tubes? As a general comment, the longer the tube, the thicker the wall has to be to protect the contents.
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Re: Damaged prints in tubes

Postby tebbles » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:38 pm

She is using heavy duty tubes. They’re getting damaged inside the tube, not from outside.
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Re: Damaged prints in tubes

Postby Steve N » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:02 am

It could be the prints paper, if it's too thin, then it will get damaged on the edge if dropped on the end of the tube
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Re: Damaged prints in tubes

Postby prospero » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 am

I would suggest wrapping them in heavier paper and going maybe a inch or more past the ends of the print. Fold in the ends of
the wrapping paper so they absorb any impacts. Almost make a tube withing the tube.
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Re: Damaged prints in tubes

Postby JFeig » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:38 pm

Another option
wrap the prints internal package( lightly paper wrapped) and overwrap this with a layer of chipboard paper or single sided corrugated board. Image
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