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How does one transport large 60" graphics? Any bags out there?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by depps74, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. depps74

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    I been looking for a large bag to carry my large format print jobs to the site. Surprisingly google and amazon yielded nothing suitable. any ideas?
     
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  2. ams

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    Wrap on a tube?
     
  3. AKwrapguy

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    I know the answer to this... carefully. Your welcome.

    But seriously, just roll them up and put them in a box or tube.
     
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  4. depps74

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    I should explain. I need to bring multiple rolls, over 600', and live in nyc where only way to really get from A to B is train or cab. So it would be handy to have a bag that all the rolls (spooled onto a core) could go into and its just one bag, rather than multiple boxes, rolls, tubes etc...
     
  5. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    Ummm... Unless these rolls like 2" wide, 600' of large format graphics isn't going to fit into anything and would be too heavy to carry. A standard roll of vinyl is 50 yards (150 feet) so that would equal 4 full rolls and be around 180 to 200 lbs
     
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  6. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Look into ski/snowboard bags, firefighter tool bags, and truss bags like the stage sound/lighting guys use. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box. :D
     
  7. AKwrapguy

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    generally explaining is the better... So use a cab, or a professional courrier. You talking about 4-5 rolls of 60" material there is no way your going to be able to carry that in a bag. That's several hundred lbs. If you hell bent on doing it the hard way look at getting one of those fordable luggage carts/hand trucks. Secure the rolls in the boxes, tape them together and than secure to the cart. You might need to extend the bottom piece for that many rolls but it should work. It might be a little awkward but it should work.

    If your hell bent on a 'bag' look at sporting good stores and transport bags made for ski's. Not sure if they's stand up the the weight and you'll need a couple as you will only be able to get maybe 100' ish feet of material on each one if you have a core.
     
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    Sounds like you need a mule more than a bag
     
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  9. depps74

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    Good input on weight, did not consider that. Duh. So the bag will be on a cart which in turn means I am back to boxes.
     
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    You're never gonna carry that much weight around walking, pushing, carrying or anything. Pack it all up and UPS or Fed-Ex to your destination and charge it to the client. Meet it there the next day.
     
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  12. AKwrapguy

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    Yep. Also remember how much of a pain the cart will be if you have to encounter stairs or any other cramped spaces. While I know that driving in big city's is a pain in the *** it's probably going to be the best way to transport the material.
     
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  14. ddarlak

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    Use the boxes the vinyl came in and have them delivered to the place your installing. This should have been included in your cost.
     
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  15. SIGNTIME

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    Your installing 600' in one day? ... UberXL
     
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    I stack 3 milk crates and cut the bottom of the top 2. Then I strap those to a dolly. I can carry 4 full roll of vinyl at the same time. This way, I can disassemble everything and put it in a regular car.

    And I seal all my prints in a polybag tube.
     
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  17. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Rent a u-haul pickup or work van for the day.... That amount of material isn't going to fit in a cab or train.
     
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  18. depps74

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    YES!!!! BEST SOLUTION! Thanks man, I knew there was a way. Will have to make multiple trips for the weight factor, but this install will probably go over a few days anyhow. Awesome! Thanks man!
     
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