Home kit for preparing the prints:
- cutting board ( I had A2 size),
- wide and narrow transparent sellotape
- safe ruler (with an angle to protect your fingers, you will be cutting the edges for hours - better be safe than sorry)
- a file to keep the prints (I used A2 file, and folded my A1 prints in two)
Travelling kit for the show (You receive a booth with empty walls, and you must be prepared to hang your presentation):
- an artist bag or a trolley for your designs. I uses a “start by Prat” backpack, which isn’t perfect but has a huge winning point over other bags, because it’s a backpack, with strong and adjustable shoulder straps. Carrying 20kg of designs on a side with a mailman bag would be impossible, and this bag divides the weight evenly on your back. I see that there’s some decent competition online for these kinds of bags, some of them with better reviews, and the reason I got mine from Prat was it being the only bag I could touch and try on in a shop, and I didn’t want to risk buying online something that doesn’t look strong enough.
Some people use trolley bags, and fold and roll the prints inside. It's a simpler solution, but I wouldn't rick damaging the corners of the artwork.
- rolls of bubble wrapping for the designs
- a few A2 files for the designs.
- 2 rolls of M3 double sided adhesive tape (to stick the designs to the walls)
- a set of large paper clips (I had 10, but needed 20).
- a set of magnets (better secure and align the prints on the frame before gluing with the tape).
- 2 knifes.
- scissors - 2 pairs.
Kit for the show:
- a pack of visit cards
- a pack of receipts with copy paper
- few ball pens.
- wrapping solution for your prints, when you sell.
- rubber bands
- water and disposable cups - for yourself and your customers.
Please let me know if you would like me to note prices for everything that I have bought.