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Thread: mailing a cutting mat

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    mailing a cutting mat

    I have a friend that I would like to mail my small 12x18 cutting mat to. I know these are suspectible to temperatures, both hot and cold.

    If you have purchased one on-line, did it arrive ok?

    If you have mailed one, what is the best way to do that?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by carrieg; 12-31-2011 at 08:03 AM. Reason: took out some details
    Carol in Michigan

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    I would cut two heavy pieces of card board the same dimensions, or 1/4 inch bigger on all sides. Then sandwich the mat inbetween .. tape the perimeter ...enclosing the mat. Then mail it. There is some flexibility in a mat, and the cardboard ( heavy corigated) will protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I would cut two heavy pieces of card board the same dimensions, or 1/4 inch bigger on all sides. Then sandwich the mat inbetween .. tape the perimeter ...enclosing the mat. Then mail it. There is some flexibility in a mat, and the cardboard ( heavy corigated) will protect it.
    I sell online and this is how I ship! No problems in 10 years!

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    Mine was bigger but came rolled up, not tightly, in a nice box and it was fine. I think it has to be pretty hot to make them ruined.
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    i think if you roll them up and put them
    in one of there tubes. i think it would
    be just fine.

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    wouldn't rolling a 12"x18" mat break it? Ask the PO or UPS to stamp something to indicate not to bend.

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    I'd use white foam-core board from the office supply store. Make a pocket from two layers of board, tape the edges well, apply your mailing label and ship. In fact this is how I store mine and take them to classes/workshops. The 'pockets' can be made any size and I even slip my long rulers down in them for transit.

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