Slot Canyon

Ron Niebrugge Photos, Travel, Utah, Zion National Park 9 Comments

Zion Slot Canyon

This is a narrow side canyon to the main canyon in a place I posted about a few weeks ago.  The three prior posts from the last week were from this canyon as well.

We are now caught up on all our print orders, it took a bit longer then expected, we had about 60 prints to prepare and send.  Orders coming in now will be sent within a couple of days via Priority Mail.

The blog activity might slow a little during the next couple of months.  I know, I have said that a few times before, but continued to post nearly daily.  But this time not only do we need to get caught up on our recent travels, but we have tackled a little remodel project at home, and that is keeping us pretty busy.  I probably won’t do much shooting, but I do have plenty to share from recent travels.  In February we hit the road again for a couple of months, and then it will be spring, summer and fall in Alaska, so I should have plenty to share then!

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  1. A hypnotizing composition. That would be quite a canyoneering feat to squeeze in there. I’ve got to get out there more.

    You’re selling a heck of a lot of prints. nice!

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    Hi Richard,

    I didn’t squeeze in there, this was a far as I went – but I would like to check it out further. Of course it is easy to say sitting here in a warm, comfortable chair!

  3. Ha, I was thinking the exact same thing – “I wonder if he tried to squeeze in there.”

    Hey – would love to trade thoughts with you on print packaging sometime Ron. Do you have a good source for boxes?

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    Hey Mark,

    I would be interested in knowing what you do.

    We order cardboard from a cardboard wholesaler in Anchorage (West Coast Paper) – it comes in 4′ x 8′ bundles of 10 sheets. For a small fee they will then cut it up for us – we give them a diagram. We have it cut in about 4 different sizes basically matching the size of our prints plus 2 inches. They wrap the individually cut pieces together in paper making nice bundles.

    We then put each print in a Clear Bag and tape in to the cardboard. We sandwich the print with 2 sheeting of cardboard on each side and tape around the edges.

    Using this method, we have never had a print damaged from shipping – pretty good considering they are all coming from Alaska.

    We are able to go up to 40 inches with this method. I would like to offer some longer panoramics, but I think they will require going to a tube. I hate to roll prints and put them in a tube, I would much rather keep them flat.

  5. Thanks Ron. I may try the print sandwich method. Seems pretty easy. I have been using a variety of things. I actually ordered some boxes from West Coast Imaging because they have the perfect sizes. But it isn’t very economical for me to keep ordering boxes from them. I have some other boxes that I have been using from ULine, and they work ok. Never had any damaged either, but always looking for better ways ya know?

    I don’t like rolling either, but will do so over 20×30. Just too much of a pain when prints start getting larger than that.

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    I haven’t tried using boxes – I think they can make for a very professional looking shipping product, I like the idea.

    Thanks,

    Ron

  7. Hey Mark;

    Ron and Janine are using the same system to ship photos that we have been using for more than 20 years to ship art prints. It hasn’t failed yet.

    Gail Niebrugge

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