How to Shrink Wrap using a One-Step Shrink Wrap System Shrink Wrap, also known as shrinkwrap or shrink film, is a method of protecting, storing, and packaging products using a plastic or vinyl material that is wound around the product. When heat is applied to this material, it shrinks, providing a curve-safe tight seal over whatever it is covering. Shrink wrap can be printed on and is used for customizing bottles and containers. Odd shaped containers are not a problem, as the film will hug tight to all of it's unique curves. Shrink wrapping is also extremely popular for shipping and warehouses to hold together shipments and pallets. Now you can learn how to Shrink Wrap using our easy How-To-Guide. In these shrink wrapping instructions we will review one of the most popular techniques: Using Shrink Wrap Bags with the Minipack Galaxy One-Step Shrink Wrap System. What You Will Need: The Minipack Galaxy One-Step Shrink System Shrink Wrap Bags Products to be Wrapped How to Shrink Wrap: Turn on your Minipack Galaxy One-Step Shrink System and set it to the correct temperature and time for your shrink wrap gauge according to the user manual. Let the machine warm up. Prepare and arrange your items to be shrink wrapped. Remember, shrink wrap is transparent, so you will want your items to look good from all angles. Choose the correct size Shrink Wrap Bags you will need for your item. To determine the width of shrink wrap bag your item requires, measure the width of your item, add the height, and add 2" for shrinkage. For example, if your package is 16" L x 4" W x 6" H, you would take 4+6+2 = 12. You would want a 12" width shrink wrap bag. If you are unsure, always estimate high... having too much is better than not having enough. Place your item in the center of your Shrink Wrap Bag with the seam on the bottom. Once your Shrink Wrap Machine is heated to the correct temperature, place your shrink wrap bag in the Shrink Machine sideways so that the open end of the bag is hanging over the right edge of the machine (the sealing edge). Pull down the hood until the magnet grips it and the shrinking and sealing process is activated. Once the shrinking is complete the hood will lift automatically, displaying your completed product. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a Shrink Wrap Machine, visit Tim the Tutor at Binding101.com. They have great pricing on a full line of Shrink Wrapand they charge only $9 for shipping UPS Ground. Shop online now!