Sleeves for certificate and cardboard tubes...

JbNormandog

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Hi everybody,

I went through a supply catalog and ordered mylar envelopes for the artist info and certificates to attach to the back of framed peices.

A pack of 5 sleeves about 8.5 x 11 was almost $20.00.
Anybody have a cheaper but still nice looking solution or suplier. I worked in places that made them out of kraft paper but I think that looks cheap and childlike.

ALSO, I can't find a reasonable supplier for cardboard tubes 10' by 6"opening to house stock moulding. Any ideas on a box or tube company that sells in small quantities (I need 6-8 of them)

I don't want to use carpet tubes because I think they are a little small for what I want.

Thanks G.
 
How about light weight PVC pipe?

How about the Tyvek envelopes sold at office supply stores? Does it need to be transparent?
 
Make your own envelope using your customary frame backing material.

Cut a sheet of backing material a bit larger than largest certificate, fold in an inch or so at bottom and sides, tack bottom fold to side folds with 1/4" atg, then run strips of 1/4 atg along each edge of fold to adhere entire "envelope" to backing. Takes but a minute or two, works well, and costs next to nothing.
 
A roll of clear polyester film from United would be enough to make a few hundred such envelopes for perhaps less than $100 including shipping.

We store our stock mouldings in 10 ft. long plastic rain gutters screwed to the wall horizontally. Easy access to all lengths.
 
Perhaps polyethylene or polypropylene sleeves for photographs/ They come in various sizes.

Sonotubes might work for the molding storage. They come in different diameters, including 6" and up.

Rebecca
 
I have constructed pockets from backing material and used clear mylar panels so that the information is visible. Very time consuming!

I use sheet protectors, but these are normally limited to 8 1/2 x 11.

I keep a supply of zip lock bags, in smaller sizes. You can purchase a variety pack from Walmart and craft stores. You can neatly slice off the "zip lock" top if you want. These work great for business card sized info.

The best thing I have found is item # 5439 in the United catalog. I could not find these on the United web site. They are listed in the catalog as "crystal clear resealable plastic bags". Sizes range from 5 x 7 all the way to 30 x 40. I don’t seal them, I turn them backwards and use the adhesive to secure the bag to the backing paper. If you want more security, lay down a couple of strips of removable scotch tape on the back of the bag and then use ATG on that.

I often use scrap mat board as a backer for the information so it better fits the bags on hand.

Hope this helps.

Fred.
 
I cut appropriate size (allowing about 1/2" larger than enclosed document) from sheets of .005 clear acetate and then lay a thin layer of Lascauz adhesive along three edges and glue to the back dust cover. Adhesive dries clear and looks very professional with clear view of removable document(s).

I usually charge about $ 2-5.00 per encasement depending on size (if and when I remember to charge at all). If the document is just 3M spray Photomounted to dustcover without any covering, I charge $ 1-2.00.

Dave Makielski
 
Papermart.com is a good source for both bags and tubes. They also sell kraft paper etc. I found the bags qty 200 for less than $8.00. They have all sizes, different prices. I use them for the certificates also, but have also put small framed pieces themselves into the bags.
-Cheryl
 
Thank you everyone, as usual your a huge help.

Lots of ideas and sources.
 
I am running low on certificate sleeves made from thick mylar, backed with adhesive. I can't remember where I bought them, but I got the name here. I believe there was no web site, only a phone number. They come in various clear sizes, with the whole backing coated with adhesive, ready to put on the back of framed art.

Can anyone remember where I got them? I can't find them on a Grumble search.

Thanks.
 
These don't look like the self stick ones. I need the ones that are sticky all over the back with a release paper sheet that you just peel off.
 
Kirstie,
You might look at mailing supplies. These are probably the ones that freight carriers use for packing lists? Or are they better plastic?


I usually use Tyvek envelopes for information on the back. People like to hang on to information and usually don't care if it's clear plastic. It's on the back of the frame anyway.
Sometimes I use my backing paper and make a pocket for documents. I do like the idea of the sheet protectors.
 
We get ours from Rochester 100. (www.rochester100.com) They have a bazillion sizes and are really nice to work with... We stock business card size, quarter sheet size, half sheet size and full sheet size. Clear, with adhesive back. Very nice finished look.
 
We get ours from Rochester 100. (www.rochester100.com) They have a bazillion sizes and are really nice to work with... We stock business card size, quarter sheet size, half sheet size and full sheet size. Clear, with adhesive back. Very nice finished look.

That's it! Thanks Ellen.
 
I went to their website and I wil contact them directly as they call their products "vinyl" - and if they are PVC and not polypro- then I wouldn't use them for things I want to protect for a long time.
 
United has clear resealable sleeves in different sizes. I think I calculated out at one point that they cost .05 per bag. I attach the clear bag to the back of the frame with the resealable top at the top and facing out so there is access. This is what I use to attach items to the back of frames for artist info or anything else.

works for me!

Elaine
 
I went to their website and I wil contact them directly as they call their products "vinyl" - and if they are PVC and not polypro- then I wouldn't use them for things I want to protect for a long time.

Actually, you are probably right. They feel like vinyl. Let us know.
 
A roll of clear polyester film from United would be enough to make a few hundred such envelopes for perhaps less than $100 including shipping.

We store our stock mouldings in 10 ft. long plastic rain gutters screwed to the wall horizontally. Easy access to all lengths.

That sounds interesting the way you store your mouldings, would you mind posting a picture i would like to see exactly how its done.:beer: If you can and obviously if you want.
 
Reviving old post.
Ellen,

How are you attaching them to the backing paper? I may switch over at some point.

I am still using the vinyl ones from Rochester100.com (cheapest price for self adhesive sleeves.) I know that vinyl is not ideal, but the customers love the sleeves for run of the mill certificates, info, etc on the back of the frame.

By searching for this post for the supplier, I see that I used 200 since May. Now I know how many to order. Interesting use of the Grumble.



United has clear resealable sleeves in different sizes. I think I calculated out at one point that they cost .05 per bag. I attach the clear bag to the back of the frame with the resealable top at the top and facing out so there is access. This is what I use to attach items to the back of frames for artist info or anything else.

works for me!

Elaine
 
We store our stock mouldings in 10 ft. long plastic rain gutters screwed to the wall horizontally. Easy access to all lengths.


I couldn't have known years ago when I started this thread that this idea would come in handy but i just re-did a new wood shop and Jim's idea will work well.

Thanks for the revival Kirstie.

Bob
 
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