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Blueprint Storage Boxes - A Safe Way Store Those Drawings

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Blueprint Storage Boxes - A Safe Way Store Those Drawings

There are a lot of things that school doesn't really do a good job of teaching. These things usually have to do with the logistics of day to day work, and one of the things that is often neglected to mention to anyone going into any profession involving drawing is how exactly to store the things you create.

When you are in school, you're usually only drawing up one or two things at a time and the will be turned in. Once you get out in the real world, though, you need some way to store huge numbers of these drawings all at different levels of completion. You're not the only one with this problem though. Everyone from artists creating new sketches to people laying out a new blueprint need somewhere to put all their in-progress drawings.

You could of course adapt some sort of existing shelving system you own so that it can hold all sorts of drawings, but the fact that it wasn't really made to store drawings can lead to some very serious preservation problems. While this is certainly a decent way to store things, long-term storage, especially for older documents, requires flat and level space. Just stacking them on some shelf somewhere is not going to cut it.

This is where blueprint storage boxes come in. These boxes have been specifically made to hold huge drawings, and come in any number of sizes. These boxes are basically set up like display cases, with the rolled up blueprints or drawings sticking up out of them for easy access. You might think that rolling up these delicate and important drawings would lead to problems, but as long as you don't crease them or do anything else obviously damaging to them, they can stay in a rolled up state for as long as they need to.

Perhaps you want something you can easily cart around? That's also fine - and there are a series of drawing storage boxes that hold flat blueprints and drawings in a rather small space, allowing you to cart them around wherever they need to be - the best even add a few wheels for easy transport.

So there you have it, two great ways to store your drawings - and something that your school days probably never taught you about. Storage is one of the keys to running a successful venture of any kind, and when you're drawing for a living, that storage can be difficult unless you're using the right type, in this case drawing storage boxes.