A PROTECTIVE FILM that is wrapped around an object
with ends heat-sealed, then shrunk to form fit the object. IF the
object is pliable (NOT rigid) a backing board of cardboard or foam
board must be used for support. A quick and inexpensive way for
protecting poster art.
Shrink wrapping can be relatively permanent (if you desire so) or
temporary (can be easily removed) as when items need to be quickly
protected, highly visible and lightweight.
REFLECTIONS PROGRAM ART –
Highly recommended to protect artwork from damage.
Inexpensive option to framing
with glass. Poster art that is serving for a temporary purpose
can be shrunk wrapped. It can be an option in lieu of glass or
acrylic in anything hanging in a kid’s room or over a chills
Trade Show / Convention
props/signs/pictures/etc. that need to be kept clean,
lightweight, portable, and inexpensive (or disposable). Velcro
is strong enough to hold the product up.
OLD Newspapers and Collectable
Paper Art. Keeps the art flat, safe and clean for handling and
ARTIST will want to use shrink
wrapping to protect and seal the art from damage in the handling
of unframed art in storage bins at art shows.
THINGS THAT WE DO NOT SHRINK WRAP:
GIFT BASKETS and most 3-D objects.
Retail-Type Purchased items will NOT be
re-shrunk wrapped if there is any chance that the item could be
returned to any store portrayed as new or as an “unopened”
Pastel art – unless it for very short-term
Since the shrink wrap film is thin, it will likely
have “stretch lines” showing up in the product. There will also be
“heat-sealed seams” on the back and/or edges of the finished
product. Shrink wrapping is really meant to be a temporary solution
and not an ideal replacement for glass in framed pieces.
Shrink Wrapping is usually done on a