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HSakols

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Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« on: April 13, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »

I actually have sold some matted landscape prints and now must ship them across the country. Because the prints were sold at a gallery price, they need to be shipped in a professional manner. Where can I get cardboard boxes that will fit a matted 22x28 inch print?

 If I were shipping them to a close friend, they would come in a durable yet funky cardboard contraption made all of recycled materials. 

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Re: Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 10:41:04 AM »

Check out Uline  http://www.uline.com/

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Re: Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 11:39:04 AM »

+1 for Uline
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Re: Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 08:24:06 AM »

ULine here also

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Re: Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 12:15:23 PM »

There is a place in Barrie called Custom Boxes that makes them, for a 5.5x 7.5x 1. in box they charge less than $1.00 Peter
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Re: Where do you get boxes to ship matted prints?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 02:03:05 PM »

Uline is a good choice, for sure. Lots of options. Sometimes after including the cost of shipping the boxes to you the costs can get pretty high, though.
I have had a lot of luck acquiring boxes from frame shops (that would otherwise be recycled)- boxes that had transported 32x40 or 40x60 inch mat board, foam core, etc. These boxes can be wonderful for shipping.
Alternatively, a custom crate can be easily built from 1/4 inch plywood and lengths of 1x2 doug fir or pine. Many home improvement shops will even cut the pieces to size for you and you assemble with screws. It's a strong, fairly lightweight, and professional looking option... Hope this helps.
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