Asked Questions about Shrink Packaging:
never done Shrink Packaging, how do I shrink my art?
Our shrink packagers include a heat sealer for sealing the film, and a hot air
gun for shrinking the film, plus assessories. To package art, you slide the art
with backing inside the double-folded film.Then you seal the edges with the sealer,
which also cuts off the excess film at the same time. Finally you shrink the film
with the heat gun. Our shrink packagers come with detailed instructions.
size do I need to do my art work?
are straight bar sealers, which means that any one of them will seal any size
art. The larger ones are faster and more convenient for doing larger size art,
but the shorter ones can be used on any size art by moving the sealer and repeating
the sealing action. The heat gun will work on any size art. You must have film
that is at least two inches wider than the smaller dimension of your art.
I need to use a Shrink packager?
clearest and safest film requires heat sealing. However for quick temporary protection
that requires no sealer, we recommend our Economy Shrink Wrap.
kind of film should I use?
Quality shrink film is what we recommend for use with any type of art work. It
is safe, polyolefin based, very strong and optically clear. You can choose between
the high strength 100 gauge, recommended if the line art will be subject to handling
or abrasion, or the 75 guage which is cheaper, but slightly weaker.
I Can't choose between the Mini-Wrap and the Handi-Seal. What
is the difference between them?
includes a Teflon coated, internally heated bar sealer, which operates at constant
temperature and is smokeless. The Handi-seal is an instant-on push-button operated
sealer which is faster, more heavy-duty and simple, compact and rugged in design.
long will it last?
Both the units will last
for many years, with normal use. We guarantee all our equipment for one year and
will repair or replace any that need it at no charge within that period.
I use my iron?
A laundry iron can be used to tack down the economy
Shrink Wrap, not the archival Shrink film, which must be sealed with the Mini-Wrap
or the Handi-Seal.
about replacement parts and repairs?
parts are always available.The Handi-Seal can almost always be repaired by you
or in the shop. The Mini-Wrap sealer is not usually repairable. We offer a liberal
discount for the replacement sealers beyond the guarenteed period. Heat gun lasts
Can I shrink package other things besides art? How about
three dimentional objects?
Yes, you can shrink
package anything that can fit inside the folded shrink film. With three dimentional
things, a hold- down is helpful for holding the film motionless for sealing.