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Where to buy photo sleeves?

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Oct 3, 2007
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Where to buy photo sleeves?

I've been asked for some prints and started selling some recently to friends and friends of friends. I feel bad whenever I ship them or present them because I typically just throw them all in a mailer without anything to protect the prints.

I'm looking for a place to buy clear sleeves (and maybe some cardboard backings) for 4x6 and 5x7. I've found a place online, but it requires minimum orders and shipping. Does anyone know a decent place locally (in TO) that has this sort of stuff at a reasonable cost?

Neil Ta, Epic Wedding Photographer. My Instagram
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Apr 20, 2005
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Look at sports card stores, I think they sell things like this at Legends of the Game at King and John St. I think they call them toploaders.

They will protect the image and the stores oten use them when people purchase signed 8x10s and larger posters.

Hope that helps.
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Oct 3, 2007
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I know what top loaders are in sports card lingo...but I just need thin sleeves for photos, to use as a protective layer of sorts.

Top loaders are far too thick for what I am looking for. Guess I will need to buy online.
Neil Ta, Epic Wedding Photographer. My Instagram
Feb 21, 2006
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I have found some at my local dollar store. They are for 8x10's but you can easily cut them in two, and use both halves.

I have even bought one of their cheap photo albums and dissected it.

They also have cheap mailing envelopes.

Dollarama strikes again.
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Aug 16, 2007
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When mailing you can use a cereal box and cut it to your shape, then place the photo in one of the sleeves that they sell at dollarama (as the above mentioned)
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