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How to use Bubblewrap


Bubblewrap has been around for over 60 years, and this versatile packaging has many benefits. No one can resist popping the bubbles, it’s human nature! But if you’re looking for a cost effective way of protecting your products, here are some great tips on how to get the best out of it.


How to use bubblewrap

These are the steps we recommend taking to ensure your item is suitably protected.


  1. Find a flat surface with plenty of space, so you can properly wrap your item
  2. Wrap your item generously – bubbles against the item!
  3. Secure with tape
  4. We then recommend placing your item in a suitably sized box, ensuring it can’t move around too much


Which way round do the bubbles go?

The way you use bubblewrap has an impact on the protection you’re offering your package. It is important to note that the bubbles always go against the item you’re wrapping. Our top tip to help you remember, is to place the bubblewrap flat side on the surface. Then place the item on top to wrap, which will ensure the bubbles face inwards and offer better protection!


Why should I use bubblewrap?

There are many advantages to its use. It’s shock resistant, adding a great deal of protection, but it’s also lightweight which minimises postage costs. 


If you are looking for a cost effective solution, you’ve found it! As long as the bubbles are largely intact, and the sheet hasn’t been ripped, it is possible to continue reusing time and time again! If you offer a returns service, your customers are able to use the same packaging to send the product back. This adds to the many cost effective advantages of using bubble wrap as part of your protective packaging.


What can I wrap?

It is ideal for delicate and fragile items that need a non abrasive protective solution. You can purchase the wrap in various sizes, so it’s perfect for wrapping anything from small wine glasses, to bigger items such as vases or even heavier items like glass panels.


It can be useful for mirrors too. The fact it’s so flexible allows it to be easily wrapped around awkward and large items.


Where to buy bubblewrap?

At Springpack, we have a wide range of eco friendly bubblewrap available in a wide variety of sizes! Whether you’re looking for anti-static, paper or rolls of various sizes, you’ll find them all here.


We also supply protective alternatives, such as corrugated paper, air packs and packaging foam. Our protective selection is perfect for both transporting products and also keeping them safe during storage within a warehouse. Don’t forget – these can all be delivered the next working day if your order is placed before 3:30pm!


As always – we’re here to help! If you have any questions on bubble wrap or other protective packaging, give the Packaging Pros a call. You can reach us on 01905 457 000 or by emailing [email protected].

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