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.