Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

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Wesbailey87
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:27 pm

Hello All,

I have a wood flat file that I am refinishing. Can anyone give me any advice on what I could use to line the drawers? I've heard of using archival mylar, but would appreciate any other suggestions.
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cotis
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:31 pm

I have all my prints bagged with acid free foamcore base. i'm sure if you used glassine rather than bags you'd be ok.
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dolamite24
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:46 pm

How many prints are you planning on putting in your flat file?
Wesbailey87
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:16 pm

Thank you for the info. Currently. I plan on putting the majority of my collection. I am currently learning how to frame slowly, so I plan on framing as time and money allows.
Wesbailey87
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 am

The total number is roughly 75 at the moment. I'm fairly new to the art collecting world.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:57 pm

Acid free foam core is not bad, but not ideal since the edges are foam.
I would recommend either of these products:
https://www.framedestination.com/framin ... harag.html
https://www.framedestination.com/framin ... -pack.html

The cotton rag mat board of course will be much more durable.
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