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How To Package Lamps – The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Monday 25th November 2013

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Packaging Doctor

Hello Doctor,

I have just started a lighting business, selling a range of lamps. They are quite delicate however as I'm just starting out I need to package them as cheaply as possible. Can you make any suggestions that aren't too technical?

Many Thanks, Kelvin

Hi Kelvin,

The most fragile part of a lamp is the head and base as these are the most awkwardly shaped aspects. To stabilise these and ensure they won't get damaged I would simply wrap with pallet wrap, this will form a thick layer of protection and will make sure it is secure. You will then need to place inside a box, I would choose double wall for further impact protection and either fill the box with loose fill or wrap the lamp a second time with bubble wrap or air cushions.

Thanks, The Packaging Doctor

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Carl Board

Carl Board

25th November • 2013