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Used Blueprint Cabinets

Used blueprint cabinets, or Flat File Cabinet, are a necessity for many businesses; from architects to engineers to shipping companies, keeping track of maps and blueprints usually involves navigating a mountain of rolled papers, searching for the right one. Let American Surplus Inc. provide you with the solution to this problem with used blueprint cabinets. These cabinets are made from all-welded steel and are strong enough to be stacked up to three cabinets high without any risk of damaging your large documents. Most even feature hinged paper depressors to keep papers from curling or bending while being stored. Blueprint file cabinets are great for organizing and separating plans, maps, and other documents for quick and easy access. These will give documents protection from light, water, dust, and other stuff that could damage your documents.

Used Blueprint Cabinets - 5 Drawers
Used Blueprint Cabinets - 5 Drawers
  • Stackable Design
  • Durable Storage Solution
  • Protect Important Documents

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What You Need to Know About Blueprint Cabinets


Blueprint cabinets can be used for more than just storing blueprints. Ball bearing rollers on steel support racks mean that the 3-inch-deep easy-glide drawers can store any heavy-duty documents or a myriad small components, parts, or other supplies. Blueprint cabinets also make for a great alternative to a standard tool cabinet.

In addition to these applications, blueprint cabinets can also be used to store maps, artwork, card sheets, photographs, posters, plastic sheets, spreadsheets and more. At ASI, we use blueprint cabinets to store CAD drawings of designs for used mezzanines, in-plant offices, and pallet racking systems.

Blueprint cabinets are specialized storage units designed to keep blueprint drawings and other large-format documents organized and protected. These cabinets are typically made from heavy-duty steel and feature one or more drawers that can accommodate large-format paper sizes. They are commonly used in architectural firms, engineering firms, construction companies, and other organizations that deal with blueprints, schematics, and other technical drawings.

One of the primary benefits of blueprint cabinets is that they protect drawings from damage and deterioration. Large-format documents are susceptible to tears, folds, and creases, which can render them useless. Blueprint cabinets are designed to keep these documents flat and prevent them from being exposed to moisture, dust, and other environmental factors that can cause damage. Additionally, some cabinets come with features such as locking mechanisms and fireproof construction, which provide added protection against theft and fire.

Another advantage of blueprint cabinets is that they help keep documents organized and easy to find. With multiple drawers and indexing systems, blueprint cabinets allow users to sort and categorize drawings based on project, date, or other criteria. This makes it easier for users to locate specific drawings when they need them, reducing the time and effort required to search through stacks of papers. Additionally, some cabinets feature anti-curl technology, which prevents documents from rolling or curling up, further enhancing their usability and readability.

In summary, blueprint cabinets are a must-have storage solution for any organization that deals with large-format drawings and technical documents. They offer superior protection against damage and deterioration, while also improving document organization and accessibility. Whether you're an architect, engineer, or construction professional, a blueprint cabinet can help you keep your drawings safe, organized, and easily accessible.

American Surplus Inc. has dozens of these cabinets available in various styles and capacities. They feature anywhere from five to twenty-five drawers, storing hundreds of sheets; some are stackable, and some even have workbench-style tops to increase functionality.

Some blueprint cabinets can sell for thousands of dollars, but when buying used from ASI, you can be confident that you are getting an industry-best deal on quality, inspected used equipment, and you will find savings of up to almost 90% off new prices for blueprint or flat file cabinets. Our inventory is constantly evolving, so make sure to speak with a member of our sales team to find out what we have in stock. Call us today at (800) 876-3736 for additional information and a free quote.

Blueprint Cabinets Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What sizes of documents can be stored in blueprint cabinets?
Blueprint cabinets are specifically designed to accommodate large-format documents such as blueprints, schematics, and other technical drawings. These cabinets typically feature drawers that can hold paper sizes ranging from 18 x 24 inches to 36 x 48 inches, although some models may be able to accommodate even larger sizes.

Q: How are blueprint cabinets constructed?
Blueprint cabinets are typically made from heavy-duty steel, which provides durability and strength. The drawers may feature ball-bearing glides or rollers for smooth operation, and some cabinets may have reinforced corners or other structural features to enhance their strength and rigidity.

Q: What features should I look for in a blueprint cabinet?
When choosing a blueprint cabinet, it's important to consider factors such as size, capacity, security features, and ease of use. Look for a cabinet that can accommodate the largest document size you work with and consider how many documents you need to store. Security features such as locking mechanisms and fireproof construction can help protect your documents from theft and damage, while features such as anti-curl technology and indexing systems can make your documents more readable and easier to find.

Q: How should I organize my documents in a blueprint cabinet?
There are several ways to organize documents in a blueprint cabinet, depending on your preferences and the size of your collection. Some people prefer to organize documents by project or date, while others prefer to use an indexing system to categorize documents by subject, location, or other criteria. It's also a good idea to label your drawers and use dividers or other organizers to keep your documents from becoming jumbled or disorganized.

Q: Can blueprint cabinets be customized to fit my needs?
Yes, many manufacturers offer customization options for blueprint cabinets. You may be able to choose from a range of sizes, colors, and locking mechanisms, or request additional features such as anti-curl technology, fireproofing, or reinforced corners. If you have specific needs or requirements for your blueprint storage, it's worth consulting with a manufacturer or supplier to see what options are available.