Even in the visual arts, a non-archival shrink wrap is fine for many purposes. For example, if the work is not for long-term use (say a set of greeting cards), then it is hard to justify the expense of archival quality polyolefin. Furthermore, artists create non-paper works, such as fabric and bead art, for which an archival grade of polyolefin would be superfluous.
In addition, many of our customers sell merchandise other than art. For example, Dick Blick's customers include authors who self publish books. A shrink wrap unit may have many other uses in the household.
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