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How would you prefer to get you banner rolls?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by BigfishDM, May 6, 2010.

  1. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Im bringing in a container of banner and the way it ships seems like a pain in the butt for the end users to unpackage, so I wanted to see which way it would be preferred if you had the option.

    A. In the cardboard tubes that are stapled shut and wrapped in carbon paper.

    B. In a normal box with suspended endcaps and in a plastic bag.
     
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  2. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    Mine come in big *** cardboard tubes with wood screwed in to each end of it.

    Takes like one minute with a screwgun and two men to open it up and put it on the skewer.

    Rather that than the cardboard box. The weight is too great and you'll end up with oblong cores.
     
  3. 907customs

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    I prefer the cardboard tubes, once in a while I even get one with both ends still attached:banghead: Seems like the cardboard boxes are blown out 90% of the time and alot of time the first few wraps of material are damaged upon arrival.
     
  4. ProWraps

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    tubes with screwed on ends. no other way to do it. rolls are to heavy for boxes. just out of curiosity, what brand is it a knock off of? if its ultraflex im interested, if its arlon, no way. ink puddles on it.
     
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Right on thanks for the feedback!!
     
  6. gabagoo

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    I guess they are packaged that way to protect them but it is a real pain opening them. Sometimes that black plastic sleeve that holds the paper around the roll thats stuffed into the core can be a real beatch to get off to.
     
  7. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    tubes hands down. Once you figure out the tricks to opening them they're way better than boxes. We just got a box of 15oz banner in the other day and it damn near killed me to get it open, ended up cutting up the box. I couldn't imagine trying to open a box with a 63"x150' roll of banner material. I can't really imagine the box that would survive shipping that too.

    BTW I PM'd you about that banner material a while back, I'm interested in more info on it.
     
  8. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Well its coming to me in the big tubes and are screwed at both ends so I guess I will just keep it like that.

    Insignia, I never got a PM??? Thats weird but I just PM'd you ok.
     
  9. Cmind335

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    Tubes. Pain in the Butt to get out, but nicely protected material inside.
     
  10. ProWraps

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    i dont understand the PITA issue. we use ultraflex. all you do is remove two small screws, pull the wood end out, and the banner slides right out.
     
  11. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Yeah Ultraflexx is great like that but I think everyone elses comes in similar but they are wrapped in this carbon looking wrapper you have to take off after its outta the tube.
     
  12. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    ah bummer. never seen it. likes me some ultraflexx!
     
  13. J Hill Designs

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    yeah that paper is a beeeotch
     
  14. gabagoo

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    mine come with these super sized mofo staples that I have to pry off with a screwdriver.
     
  15. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    thats canada for you heh
     
  16. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    Yeah mine too. (Key from Grimco) The staples are covered in tape making them hard to get at as well. Screws would be much better.
     
  17. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Yep these are screws on mine.
     
  18. Slamdunkpro

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    In tubes with screws - no @)*)%&#@(*& staples:frustrated:
     
  19. jiarby

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    ultraflex tubes rock. Oracal boxes suck.
     
  20. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    In tubes with screws, no staples I promise lol. The tubes are like the ultraflexx also
     
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