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    at the last puzzle parley some of the cutters displayed their puzzles on black mat board and then covered them with a clear shrink wrap......my ? is what type of shrink wrap do you use and where can i get some.....

    also i assume that you taped the shrink wrap to the the back of the mat board?.....please help me out here....i've donated some of my puzzles and garden images to a tricky tray fund raiser.....thanks in advance......

    bob
    Last edited by avapilot; 04-01-2012, 03:56 PM.
    "The Journey is the Reward"

  • #2
    Not sure this is what they use, but AC Moore and probably Michaels has shrink wrap for gifts.

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    • #3
      This is what i use...36360914

      Shrink Bags
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        Thanks Mike for shrink bags.

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        • #5
          thanks mike...sent u a pm

          bob
          "The Journey is the Reward"

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          • #6
            sent you a response....
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Bob Armstrong (host of the parley) uses archival quality shrink wrap from University Products. You have to be careful about what you are using vs how long you plan to keep it wrapped. Shrink wraps are made from petroleum products and can break down and leave oil stains on your puzzles if left too long. For the really cheap stuff that can be as little as 30 days. Bob has been using the archival quality stuff for years now with no issues. I use it as well but I don't often leave anything wrapped for long periods.
              Joe S.

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              • #8
                Hi Bob,
                I'm using "crystal clear bags" from ClearBags - Promote, Protect and Preserve

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                • #9
                  Mike, how do you seal these bags or do they just conform so tightly that they don't need to be sealed?

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                  • #10
                    I use a thermal sealer I purchased on ebay several years ago.

                    Not this particular seller but one almost exactly like this one...I just use a hair dryer to shrink the film..

                    16" Impulse Sealer for Shrink Wrap | eBay
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Mike I took a look and it may be just what I need.

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                      • #12
                        Hope it helps. I've had mine for a couple of years and will need to order some replacement filaments as they corrode and break over time.
                        "Still Montana Mike"

                        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the info Mike!
                          "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

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                          • #14
                            Yer welcome Tim...
                            "Still Montana Mike"

                            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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