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    Red face Large Piece Storage?

    I have a bad habit of mutilating my large paper drawings because I have no good storage for that size....

    How do you guys handle it?

    I know it's kind of a retard question, but any ideas will help!

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    Flat files? I had mine built to my specs they hold up to 32x44 inch pieces

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    Roll them up.


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    Well I'm not sure what you qualify as large, but I've used portfolios to store items that are like 20 inches +

    Images that are closer to three feet or over, I do what Black Spot suggests and roll them up. You can store rolled up paper in tubes like this
    http://www.amazon.com/Ice-Tube-Stora.../dp/B000UU6O2I

    DPaint I'm jealous of your paper shelf :o

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    Make cardboard/foam core folders for support and put it all under the bed.

    If I had the money I'd love to get the flat file cabinet things but I'm a poor art student :p

    I personally don't like to roll drawings up because they never quite get back to their original flatness... just me though.

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    Like RedHawk, I take two large sheets of acid-free foamcore, place the drawings inside, and use aligator clips to hold it together. This can be placed upright against a wall or slid under a bed.

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    I've always used flat-files - if you hunt around hard enough you can find them used sometimes. Though for really big drawings I roll them - one of my mentors does 4'x8' drawings which he stores in racks like paintings.

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