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..
VenomAT
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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
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:14 pm

just a foil for me today, thanks
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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:

http://forum.expressobeans.com/search.p ... mit=Search
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:18 pm

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

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edgar wrote:won't do a favor for me?
You first!
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:41 pm

Holy post count^^^

Where have I been??
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That brick joint.
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Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:06 am

Oh! :ziggi:



Nevermind...
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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.
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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.

http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... =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.
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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.

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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
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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!
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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
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Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:37 pm

flat, dry, protect softer inks, but if you are OCD it will drive you crazy :lol:
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