Organizing Photo Prints for Shipment

Posted by ed oboyle on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 @ 07:09 AM
amazon print final 286x300Preparing and organizing your Photo Prints for shipment to FotoBridge is simple and straight forward.

Gather and organize photos into groups of 100 to 200 photos. Generally, a stack of 100 photo prints will be about one inch high.  If possible, group similar size photos in the same group.  While this is suggested to provide maximum protection against the possibility of corners bending during shipment - it is not required.  Adding stiff cardboard together with larger prints is an alternative.

Each group of photos should be placed in a plastic utility bag and sealed.  Original photographic prints may range in size from 2 in. x 2.5 in. to 8.5 in. x 12 in. and must be free of any backing or mounting materials (original photographic paper only).  Pack tightly in larger box(es) while protecting from moisture with a single layer of bubble wrap or plastic inside the shipping box and additional packing material as necessary to protect during shipment.  Please DO NOT use packing peanuts as they will introduce dust into our dust-free environment.

photos 0021 267x300If maintaining sequence is required, be sure each group is arranged so that the top is the first photo and each group is tagged with a sequence scheme (e.g. A, B, C.. 1,2,3, etc).  You may further organize your collection by placing a titled index card, as the first of a group (1 for every 100 photos will not be counted against your scan total quantity).  The sequence and groups, along with the title index cards (e.g. "1975 Grand Canyon Trip", "50th Anniversary Party", etc.) will provide organization by position.  Be sure to request we maintain order in your online order comments field.  There are no restrictions on the JPEG image files you receive from FotoBridge - you can duplicate, edit, reorganize, folder, tag etc. once the files are copied to a computer.  See here for additional information about files.  Also see here for file size and storage guidelines.

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