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Supplier of photo bags.

Postby david m » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:32 pm

Can anyone give me a UK supplier of archival polypropylene photo bags which will easily take an A3+(483mm x 329mm) photo?
Krystal Seal sell an A3+ bag BUT it is 430mm x 310mm which is just a little larger than European A3 (420mm x 297mm).
I have searched the net but all the websites I have found are in the USA and the Krystal Seal bags ( 13x19 inches) are quite expensive.
I have tried wrapping in pp sheeting but it looks pretty amateurish.
I hope to make a sale or two.
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby david m » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:49 pm

I have at last found a supplier at a reasonable price.
FulcrumFilms of Warwick Bridge, Cumbria.
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby Costas L » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:35 pm

david m wrote:I have at last found a supplier at a reasonable price.
FulcrumFilms of Warwick Bridge, Cumbria.


Thats good to know Dave, thanks for the info
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby bez » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:36 am

I use a roll of cellophane (polypropylene) film with a backing board, which does make it easier. This gives a very tight fit and is much cheaper than readymade bags.
How 'amateurish' it looks on the back is a matter of how carefully you tape it
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby Costas L » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:52 pm

Hi bez
would cling film work just as well. Would think that something made to wrap food would not be leaching any chemicals and the prints would not be wrapped in it for very long
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby bez » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:14 am

Never tried cling film – would it look as neat?
I’ve always worried about the plasticisers that make it sticky, which can apparently transfer onto food, and we never use it in our kitchen, or much aluminium foil either, which definitely wouldn’t work
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Re: Supplier of photo bags.

Postby dutyhog » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:22 pm

david m wrote:Can anyone give me a UK supplier of archival polypropylene photo bags which will easily take an A3+(483mm x 329mm) photo?
Krystal Seal sell an A3+ bag BUT it is 430mm x 310mm which is just a little larger than European A3 (420mm x 297mm).
I have searched the net but all the websites I have found are in the USA and the Krystal Seal bags ( 13x19 inches) are quite expensive.


I got A3 Krystal Seal Sleeves from artesaver.co.uk about 18 months ago... Gordon
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