Suggestions for easy storage of Prints?

Information on shipping, storing and repairing your art, plus your reviews on products for art collecting, making, storing, etc..

Postby VenomAT on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:55 pm

Running out of space on my walls but want to keep collecting. Anyone have a quick and easy suggestions for storing art that is easily to acquire on Amazon and doesn't require an entire room dedicated to the effort?

-Thnx
VenomAT
Art Enthusiast
 
Status: Active
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:35 am

Postby fredo on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:14 pm

User avatar
fredo
Art God
 
Status: Active
Posts: 22845
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:26 pm
Location: ENZEE
gone moosin'

Postby Codeblue on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:16 pm

I suggest searching the fuggin site for one of the other bagillion threads about the exact same topic. FIne I'll search for ya:

search.php?keywords=storage&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
User avatar
Codeblue
Art God
 
Status: Active
Posts: 46955
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Expresso Beans
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.

Postby edgar on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:18 pm

You'll find an island for the maroon(ed) and won't do a favor for me?

You're my boy blue!
User avatar
edgar
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 4221
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:00 am
Grateful69Phish wrote:anybody this stupid doesn't become naturally intelligent!

Postby piper27 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:21 pm

fredo wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Vogelzang-TR008-Durango-Wood-Stove/dp/B004YEEJO6


:clap:
User avatar
piper27
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 584
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Location: Stewart, Mn

Postby Codeblue on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:22 pm

edgar wrote:won't do a favor for me?

You first!
User avatar
Codeblue
Art God
 
Status: Active
Posts: 46955
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Expresso Beans
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.

Postby edgar on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:41 pm

Holy post count^^^

Where have I been??
User avatar
edgar
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 4221
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:00 am
Grateful69Phish wrote:anybody this stupid doesn't become naturally intelligent!

Postby Codeblue on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:50 pm

That brick joint.
User avatar
Codeblue
Art God
 
Status: Active
Posts: 46955
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Expresso Beans
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.

Postby ToonKiller on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:06 am

Oh! :ziggi:



Nevermind...
User avatar
ToonKiller
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 1581
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 pm
Location: ♬ High Plains Drifter ♬

Postby VenomAT on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:46 am

Alright, I have traversed enough of these types of forums to have known better to post that comment.

So I'll refine the question, based on not exactly seeing what I wanted. Specifically, in your expert opinions, would it be easier to spend 60 or so bucks to get the UV glass, spacers, frame, foam core insulation etc.. for each print or to develop a storage method. With my limited collection either is applicable, but as It grows I can foresee either one posing problems in term of storage.

If price was no option I would Mat each print, but as it stands, especially with 24 x 36 with a mat and frame is pushing 150-200 dollars per, which is just too much to dump at this point and time.
VenomAT
Art Enthusiast
 
Status: Active
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:35 am

Postby thescofieldkid on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:25 pm

Tough crowd!

Would recommend a portfolio, but additional pages have been out of stock for some time. They come in both 18X24 and 24X36. Great way to enjoy the collection.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=80203

If you sign up for the site, they send an initial 25% off and free ship.

GL and welcome to the forum.

These guys are all respectable members, just busting your chops.
thescofieldkid
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 840
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:17 pm
Location: Pacific Wonderland
Collect them all. Before you Die®

Postby vendorbuy on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:30 pm

About 2 years ago I purchased a large poster box, some mylar sleeves, and acid-free backings on Bags Unlimited. Probably paid too much, but it has allowed me to collect and safely store 18x24 inches and larger (up to the most common largest size of 24x36 inches). Have made use of both sides front and back. The box fits neatly under my couch...girlfriend rejected the notion of getting any type of flat file or furniture storage solution. I currently live in a small condo, so the idea is that when I eventually upgrade to a larger place, the box will have options for hanging ready to go. For sizes smaller than 18x24 inches I also have an Atoya binder inside the box. I couldn't find portfolios for anything larger than 18x24 inches when I was looking, and the Atoya 18x24 inches is so tight on the listed size that I ended up putting my 18x24 inches in oversized mylar sleeves.

Only caveat with Bags Unlimited is about 3-4 of the mylar sleeves (of the 20 received) weren't properly sealed on 1 side, but it didn't prevent the sleeve from getting used anyway, as these things aren't shifting around a lot.

Order Date: 8/3/2014 10:54:13 PM Locale/Currency: en-US / USD
Payment Method: PAYPALEXPRESS

SKU: Product
Quantity Price Ext. Price

s2822r-10 POLYESTER (Mylar) Sleeve 4mil. NO flap.-10 1 $71.90 $71.90

kaf402822-10 BACKINGS for Half Sheet Posters. 28-1/4 x 22-1/2-10 1 $63.15 $63.15

s2436r-10 POLYESTER (Mylar) Sleeve 4mil. NO flap.-10 1 $77.00 $77.00

kaf402436-10 BACKINGS for Newspapers, Posters. 24 x 36-1/4"-10 1 $94.25 $94.25

xsp2436-1 Museum <font color="red">POSTER</font> Storage Boxes. Drop front. <font color="#778899">BLUE-GRAY</font>-1 1 $42.00 $42.00
vendorbuy
Member
 
Status: Active
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:51 pm

Postby triporfreak on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:46 pm

btw, Bags Unlimited will replace any mylar sleeves that were not properly sealed or split on one side. happened to me more than once. ask for Marie Nasso, she's been there for over 35 years!
User avatar
triporfreak
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 2024
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:29 pm
Location: NorCal

Postby KingOfNothing on Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:05 pm

Buying glass and trying to store that too without a frame!?! So, for every print you purchase you want to also buy UV Glass eventually sandwiching each print between a layer of glass? The method you just described sounds incredibly space consuming even if you stood the glass on it's end. Not including the fact that glass stored without a frame is both delicate and risky. The glass could break far too easy and not only be dangerous to you but the print you are trying to store.

My low budget, temporary solution. Two pieces of acid free foam core cut bigger than your largest print (Michaels sells this foam core in the custom framing department). Buy a large roll of acid free paper (online or a paper supply store) this can be cut to size depending on the print dimensions. Cut the acid free paper to fit over the flattened print you will store between the pieces of foam core, repeat the process for each subsequent print added. Buy some of those large binder clips and clamp the foam core together. This can be stored vertically, preferably off the ground. Good luck.

Smithsonian tips for storing prints:
http://www.si.edu/mci/downloads/RELACT/ ... uments.pdf
User avatar
KingOfNothing
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:35 pm
Location: Lost Angeles
NEVER FORGET Image 02/14/14
Je préfère mourir sur mes pieds que de vivre à genoux

Postby 1000steps on Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:37 pm

flat, dry, protect softer inks, but if you are OCD it will drive you crazy :lol:
User avatar
1000steps
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 3356
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:20 pm
Location: Schadenfreudestadt
sunsetbrew wrote:This thread is pointless.

Next

Return to Art Care



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests