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IWish
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Too bad I'm broke...I've been wanting this cabinet for a long time. Good price!

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Craft Space 42 in. W 8-Drawer Flat File Cabinet in Silhouette


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Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:39 pm

IWish wrote:Too bad I'm broke...I've been wanting this cabinet for a long time. Good price!

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Martha Stewart Living
Craft Space 42 in. W 8-Drawer Flat File Cabinet in Silhouette


Was $449.00
$224.50 /each

Save $224.50 (50%) through 11/26/2016 (SALE ENDS TODAY)



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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewa ... /207087815

Does anyone know if these flat files ok to store art in being that they're 30% poplar, 70% MDF?

Is MDF bad for storing paper in?...

MDF is typically made up of 82% wood fibre, 9% urea-formaldehyde resin glue, 8% water and 1% paraffin wax. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard)
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Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:25 pm

If I was able to buy one - I would put all my prints in sleeves, so no paper will touch the inside of the cabinet.

You don't want wood touching your paper either, but people use wood frames and wood cabinets. No dif, really, if your paper is protected.

Maybe someone else will chime-in. I'd use the cabinet for sure if I could get one. But...that's just me.
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Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:56 pm

Wood is naturally acidic so yes it harmful for prints, and yes that includes wood picture frames. In the case of a wood picture frame the mat helps keep the print away from the frame and if is a museum level framing job the inside of the frame we will also be covered with a barrier tape. In the case of the wood cabinet just make sure your prints are inside of protective bags. Here are a couple examples of both:

Bags:
https://www.framedestination.com/framin ... e-372.html

Frame sealing tape:
https://www.framedestination.com/photo- ... -bags.html
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IWish
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:25 pm

Thanks for posting, fdi. You've confirmed what I thought...just protect the paper and everything will be fine.
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$15 off $75+ on eBay. flash sale. ends at 6pm pt. code is cyberflash16.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:53 pm

halftonegraphics wrote:$15 off $75+ on eBay. flash sale. ends at 6pm pt. code is cyberflash16.

tI was just placing an order for a retropie 3 and decided to check EB before checking out I'm glad I did, thanks!
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:08 pm

fdi1001 wrote:Wood is naturally acidic so yes it harmful for prints, and yes that includes wood picture frames. In the case of a wood picture frame the mat helps keep the print away from the frame and if is a museum level framing job the inside of the frame we will also be covered with a barrier tape. In the case of the wood cabinet just make sure your prints are inside of protective bags. Here are a couple examples of both:

Bags:
https://www.framedestination.com/framin ... e-372.html

Frame sealing tape:
https://www.framedestination.com/photo- ... -bags.html
Exactly why these are detrimental to prints. Barely fit an unsleeved 24x36. Add scuffing where they remain unsleeved and get slid in.

Said it on FB yesterday, a lot of real estate for only 4 shelves. Get an industrial flatfile instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:18 pm

Doesn't matter, since the sale is over. The industrial flat files are ugly. I guess if you have a dedicated room for prints they wouldn't look so bad. I don't, so would need something more attractive...something that looks more like furniture. (Even if it is cheap furniture.)
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:23 pm

IWish wrote:Doesn't matter, since the sale is over. The industrial flat files are ugly. I guess if you have a dedicated room for prints they wouldn't look so bad. I don't, so would need something more attractive...something that looks more like furniture. (Even if it is cheap furniture.)
So it's interior decorating first, functionality and print condition second?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:32 pm

C'mon. I know how to take care of my prints regardless of what cabinet I use. So, I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds (within my budget). Functionality and fairly nice to look at.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:36 pm

Nice holiday avatar RN. :lol: Are you making em for everyone this year?
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:38 pm

Also, from what I've heard wood cabinets aren't archive safe. Wood gives off fumes over time that'll harm paper. Most bags you get aren't air tight, and won't protect you from that... I personally would avoid wood flat files.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:43 pm

True. Same fumes in wood frames. Will I stop using them? No.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:46 pm

Yeah, avoiding wood is a bit ott, for movie posters in sealed sleeved bags imo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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