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Packaging

Continuous forms are usually packed in corrugated cartons that are only slightly larger than the form itself. A 9 1/2" x 11" form, for example, may be packed in a carton that is 9 3/4" x 11 1/8". this helps ensure that the forms will stay tight within the carton and not shift around during shipping. The height of the carton may vary depending on the quantity that the customer may require per carton. Most manufacturers have certain sizes of cartons that are their standards, so availability and price may be an issue if odd sizes are required.

 
Proper Storage

Following the tips below will reduce potential problems when running continuous forms through a printer:

  • Do not store continuous forms in humid conditions.
  • If humidity is a problem, the unopened cartons of forms should be wrapped in plastic or several cartons could be placed on a pallet and the pallet could be wrapped in plastic. The plastic will help keep the forms more air tight and keep the moisture content at a more constant level.
  • Allow the forms to adjust to room temperature before using them. Cold temperatures may affect the imaging quality of the forms.
  • Do not stack cartons more than four high. Stacking less than four high will prevent the cartons from being crushed and causing damage to the forms.

 
Supplier Warehousing

Some vendors offer the option to store forms in their warehouse if requested. Some will store and release at no additional expense. Other suppliers charge a storage fee and some may also charge a release fee each time the stored items are pulled from the warehouse and shipped.

 


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