What is the best way to store my collection?

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Mikeart78
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 am

How should I store my collection? I want to frame them but till I do what is the best was to store them? Where and in what?
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:38 am

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That's what she said
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:48 am

Flat File if you have the space
portfolio if you don't
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:50 am

I'm partial to this :) :

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You might be able to find one of these used:

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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:54 am

^ show off. :roll:






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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:14 am

inexpensive solution:
between 2 sheets of foamcore (30" x 40" - should be fairly easy to obtain at local craft, hobby or art supply store) held together with a dozen bull clips.
for added safety you can sleeve each print in a polly bag (4 mil) or mylar sleeve.
one step further is to mount each print on a board (archival, acid free foamcore) with corners, then sleeve each print as mentioned above.
(see middle photo by rockbridge above)
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kryptonite
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:16 am

finneganm wrote:http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... =3&t=50007

I love my portfolio
I have a new one of those sitting on my floor. I read that someones prints were getting vertical waves in them after putting them in the portfolio. Is this true? Kinda hesitant to put my collection in there without full confidence they'll be okay :hanging:
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:16 am

rockbridge wrote:I'm partial to this :) :
Very nice. Where is a good relatively inexpensive source for the plastic sleeves for the prints?
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:18 am

rockbridge wrote:I'm partial to this :) :

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Did you build this yourself?
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:23 am

summoner wrote: Did you build this yourself?
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... =3&t=68347
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 am

electrachrome wrote:inexpensive solution:
between 2 sheets of foamcore (30" x 40" - should be fairly easy to obtain at local craft, hobby or art supply store) held together with a dozen bull clips.
for added safety you can sleeve each print in a polly bag (4 mil) or mylar sleeve.
This is what I do for anything larger than 18x24. I have an Itoya portfolio for 18x24 or smaller.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:40 am

rmoore wrote:
rockbridge wrote:I'm partial to this :) :
Very nice. Where is a good relatively inexpensive source for the plastic sleeves for the prints?
www.bagsunlimited.com
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:47 am

I too use the 18x24" Itoyas and go the foamcore route for larger pieces, but I also have a 22x30" archival box (bottom in pic) from dickblick for all prints in between. The box works well but you can't stack anything of weight (ie itoyas) on top of it because it will sag.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:47 pm

Is this your own design... do you have the plans? What size 24x36 prints?
summoner wrote:
rockbridge wrote:I'm partial to this :) :

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Did you build this yourself?
http://www.legendaryframes.com

I'm in Canada and it costs more to ship everywhere, so get over it.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:16 pm

punch some holes, thread string and hang 'em in the wardrobe
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