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Postby mliddell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 am

Hi,
Wondering if anyone had any recommendations for the below scenario.
Need to get an extra archival flat file.

I need it to only be about 12" high. Something like my current safco 5 drawer but without a base and only 2 or 3 drawers. I couldnt' find that on their site. It doesn't have to be that brand. My bed is high off the ground so I'm trying to slide this extra flat file under my bed. I have a table above my other flat file i use to flatten prints so adding one on top of that isn't an option. Wanted to get it under the bed and out of the way.

If anyone has any links and or uses something like that they could recommend that would be great.

Appreciate any advice.
Thanks as always.
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Postby mliddell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks sixstringer! That's perfect. Going to order one of those now. Thanks again have a good weekend.
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Postby mliddell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am

One quick question is it ok that it isn't steel? I'll be storing every print i put in it in a mylar sleeve.
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Postby jjttdw on Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:23 pm

mliddell wrote:One quick question is it ok that it isn't steel? I'll be storing every print i put in it in a mylar sleeve.


You should be fine with the prints in the sleeves.
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Postby IWish on Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:40 pm

You'll be fine. I've been using a vertical file for years that is cardboard and never any issues. As long as you use the sleeves...no worries.
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Postby mliddell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Thanks. Ideally if i could find a large flat file like my safco 5 drawer but just three drawers. That way you can work out of it. Say you trade a print on the bottom. You can open up the drawer and move print by print to the otherside of the drawer . I can do that now with 24X36 because it's wide enough that it can fit two piles side by side. So if they just made exactly what I have but only three drawers or even two drawers high
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Postby sixstringer on Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm

Btw, looks like they have other sizes and also do custom work.

http://www.smi-products.com/FlatFilesBirch.html
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Postby travoda on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:17 pm

not sure how close you are but here's a CL post...
https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/fuo/d/flatfiles/6664605941.html
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Postby mliddell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks. I'll check into all this. Def a lot of options to get it figured out.
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