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Topic: Packaging Masquerade Masks - Please help!  (Read 366 times)
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believeinfairies
« on: July 26, 2007 04:32:46 AM »

Hi all, my first post (of many most likely) here and I have a burning question for you all.

I'm just setting up a website to sell my Masquerade Masks on and I'm trying to find out the best way of packaging them safely. Here are some photos of them so you can see what I'm trying to protect:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60136501/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60136363/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60135711/

I've had a look at various cardboard boxes and whatnot but any advice on how to safely package them would be amazingly helpful as obviously the last thing I want is for the product to get to the buyer at the other end in pieces. I can't decide if those little 'air packets' will be alright or if I need polystyrene or if there's something I haven't yet found and explored.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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C-bella
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007 07:56:06 AM »

wow... first of all, these are so beautiful! I would think that the air packets would be best at holding it in place without too much pressure. Maybe that combined with Styrofoam peanuts? I wish i had more packing experience to help. I guess the best way to find the solution is to test sending some to yourself and see what works best. Maybe shrink wrapping first would help it stay in tact also.
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sparkling_gem1987
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007 06:10:18 AM »

I would probably use a combination of the styrofoam peanuts, a box and some flat material (plastic, cloth..just something soft). Put some styrofoam on the bottom of box, put soft material, the mask, then another piece of soft material and top it up with styrofoam.

The material stops the styrofoam from damaging the detailed piece of the mask while the styrofoam can protect it from damage from the outside.

Hope that helps!
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believeinfairies
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 03:06:51 PM »

Thanks for the advice! I've discovered a mix of both air-packets and styrofoam peanuts will work a treat!
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