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Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:27 pm
by Wesbailey87
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.

Re: Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:31 pm
by cotis
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.

Re: Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:46 pm
by dolamite24
How many prints are you planning on putting in your flat file?

Re: Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:16 pm
by Wesbailey87
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.

Re: Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 am
by Wesbailey87
The total number is roughly 75 at the moment. I'm fairly new to the art collecting world.

Re: Archival Lining for a Wood Flat File

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:57 pm
by fdi1001
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.