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Shipping Containers for matted prints

Started by Jim Parker. Last reply by Billy Camryn yesterday. 2 Replies

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Comment by Michael Adkins on February 20, 2014 at 4:54pm

From the discussions here I have discovered Frame Destination. Only about 3 miles from my wife's office! shipping $.  Very nice people also.

Comment by Mary C Waters on May 29, 2013 at 1:49pm

Just a quick comment about EZ-Up.  I started doing shows last year as a photographer.  I got the EZ-UP Encore II tent from Sam's club, cheap, $190.00 had the carry bag and four walls with zippers. I have to say that it held up thrugh a couple of wicked thunder storms with gusts of wind.  No leaking occured through the walls or the canopy.  As I go forward with showing, I'll probably get a more expensive tent, but I felt I had to plug EZ Up as far as my experience with it is concerned.  I'll use it again this summer and I'm buying the Stabar and mesh panels for it this year to show my photography more professionally.

Comment by Jim Parker on April 29, 2013 at 10:48pm

Please folks, if you are looking to start a discussion, create a thread for it instead of posting in the general comments section (below). You can do that by using the +Add a Discussion Button just above the comment box.


Comment by Jim Parker on April 29, 2013 at 10:47pm

David, I started a discussion for shipping containers. See above.

Comment by David Kachel on April 29, 2013 at 10:22pm

I need suggestions/web sites, for containers for shipping matted prints. Comments on price vs protection, etc. I need to ship matted prints with mattes up to 24x30 inches.

What do you use?


Comment by Larry Berman on April 27, 2013 at 7:48pm

Forgot to add, Why aren't you asking on the forum instead of specifically to photographers?

Comment by Larry Berman on April 27, 2013 at 7:46pm

It's heavy. Depending on how it's packed, the shipping place will tell them the weight. Shipping may add $200 or so to the cost so take that into consideration. These are much better purchased in person.

Make sure the top is in good condition and doesn't leak. Replacing one cost more than the Craft Hut did when it was new.

Larry Berman

Comment by Don Saxon on April 18, 2013 at 4:14pm

I saw what you are looking for online but did not bookmark the page.  I'll look around some and see if I can locate again.  I did not build them when I saw the plans.

Comment by Susan Neves on April 18, 2013 at 12:45pm

Hi Fellow Photogs! Does anyone know where to purchase or where to get plans for Boxes that are used for packing, transporting and then used as display table? Thanks!

Comment by Maryllis Wolfgang on April 11, 2013 at 10:28am

I started with an EZ-up.  With the first good rain storm it became an EZ-down.  Bought a Finale from Creative Energies and the first show I did with it had severe thunderstorms and straight line winds.  The two EZ-ups that were in front of me were EZily 15 feet in the air half a block down the road.  The one behind me just disappeared to who knows where.  My Finale stood it's ground and protected all my art.  Also keep in mind that EZ-up is water RESISTANT which means if it rains you will probably have drips coming through onto your art.  Speaking from experience.

For matting and frames I couldn't be happier with Frame Destination.  The clear bags, foam bags for protection of the larger pieces and boxes I purchase from U-line.  Frame Destination and U-line are both super quick in getting the orders out and to my door.  Good luck!


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