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Art Show Help

Posted by: David Bishop on 06/06/2013 - 8:59 AM

I'm in a sidewalk artshow coming up in a few weeks and as I do a lot of panoramas I have a lot of different sizes on foam boards and matted like 4.5"x10" and 22.5"x 10.5" so finding plastic bags to put them in isn't easy any suggestions?

 

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Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 06/06/2013 - 10:16 AM

David, I usually get my bags online, at Clearbags.com. They offer a good selection of sizes and types. Check them out:

http://www.clearbags.com/bags

If I can't find an exact fit, I'm crafty enough to do a little creative folding and taping to keep things tidy.

Best of luck with the show! :-)

 

Posted by: Peter Piatt on 06/06/2013 - 10:39 AM

Wendy beat me to it.

 

Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 06/06/2013 - 10:41 AM

Careful, Peter -- your eyes will get stuck that way! :-)

 

Posted by: David Bishop on 06/06/2013 - 10:45 AM

thanks Wendy looks like what i need

 

Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 06/06/2013 - 10:48 AM

Happy to help, David. :-)

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 06/06/2013 - 11:05 AM

dry cleaner bags may do the trick if you can find blank ones.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: John Crothers on 06/06/2013 - 11:36 AM

I think clear bags can also create custom sizes (if you want to pay for them)

Great place!

 

Posted by: John Crothers on 06/06/2013 - 11:36 AM

I think clear bags can also create custom sizes (if you want to pay for them)

Great place!

 

Posted by: Rich Franco on 06/06/2013 - 11:39 AM

David,

I used to use "Heavy Duty" Saran Wrap for my odd sized prints and just tape them together on the back. BUT I did have a sign about panoramics saying something like:

"I have Panoramic images, matted and with Foam Core backing, available for purchase,in the back, please ask."

Since they wouldn't fit in any of my browse bins and it worked. It keeps them from getting handled too much and getting the Saran Wrap torn,

Good Luck,

Rich

 

Posted by: Steven Ralser on 06/06/2013 - 11:41 AM

When selling at art fairs it's best to stick to standard frame sizes, e.g. 8x10, 11x14,16x20 etc. this allows the buyer to get a stock frame, nearly anywhere and stick a photo in, rather than having to pay a framing shop an exorbitant amount. Clearbags.com is usually the way to go. Frame destination also sell clearbags, and I think they are slightly cheaper. The exception is very odd sizes, e.g. Panoramas. Such as this. I started off selling this only framed, but I'm now selling a lot unframed as well. The unframed ones are also unmatted, but I have them packed with foam core for support.

Photography Prints

 

Posted by: Steven Ralser on 06/06/2013 - 11:43 AM

Well I just retread your message, I'm still too tired. I use larger clearbags which I cut down and tape up to protect the panos.

 

Posted by: Deborah Smolinske on 06/06/2013 - 1:11 PM

Are you talking about bags for display or bags for protection during transport, or both? I use this company for oversized bags for protection during transport. I also use their bags to package large items up for a customer once it's been purchased.

http://www.discountplasticbags.com

 

Posted by: David Bishop on 06/06/2013 - 2:11 PM

for selling having each individually wrapped I have a new printer and have been doing on canvas and stretching them myself had a little trouble getting the corners folded properly but I'm getting better most of my pictures are panoramas I'm thinking going with the saran wrap idea

 

Posted by: Loretta Luglio on 06/06/2013 - 2:25 PM

David - for large or odd sized prints I have used clear cellophane roll, 24" x 1000'. I believe there are other sizes. Most bag places should carry this. Cost $39 plus shipping and lasts a long time!

 

Posted by: David Bishop on 06/06/2013 - 2:27 PM

thanks Loretta will look into that

 

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