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New Packaging for your 3D Prints


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I can't wait to start chucking the whole box into the recycling bin instead of throwing away bags of peanuts!
#1 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2011-09-26 15:55 (Reply)
I got my first package today. It's great!

Bad news for those of you expecting to make lots of popping sounds with the bubble wrap though... the bubbles are connected, so you can't pop them like normal! No fun =(
#2 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2011-09-26 18:22 (Reply)
Just remember, "Less [peanuts] is more!"
Maybe have some of the recycled brown paper they use in like UPS stores for the pointy models, especially the metal ones that might pop the bubbles.
#3 Kiran Chicoine (Homepage) on 2011-09-26 20:04 (Reply)
Are you folks going to start sizing the boxes more appropriately to the contents? I recently recieved an order that could fit in a coffee mug, but it came in a box as large as my desktop computer tower.
#4 Anonymous on 2011-09-26 20:06 (Reply)
Yes! This is happening. We're going to start using a more structural cardboard box / box type so we won't have to worry about small parts going in smal boxes, and getting squashed by UPS.
#4.1 Kegan Fisher on 2011-09-27 15:21 (Reply)
Thank goodness, it's about time. Very happy about this!
#5 Jeff (Homepage) on 2011-09-27 00:22 (Reply)
This is great, I've been going crazy throwing out garbage bags full of foam peanuts! I definately second recycled brown or newspaper.
#6 Chuck (Homepage) on 2011-09-27 05:34 (Reply)
That's really fantastic and a long time coming. cough Like my WSF parts!
#7 Sean Wagner on 2011-09-27 09:32 (Reply)
hooray! i'm so glad to see the end of the peanuts. i'm almost done re-using what i thought was going to be an inexhaustible supply. halleluyah!

PS my dog would have preferred the corn starch peanuts since he thinks they're snacks. i therefore appreciate the bubble wrap all the more.
#8 Erica Schwartz on 2011-09-29 17:28 (Reply)

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