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Print box

Monday evening, I finished the box to hold my prints -- with invaluable assistance by klik.


At the workshop, we used little clasps of bone, but it was too finnicky for my tastes. So I decided to try something else in this box. The over-flap is 10 cm shorter than the underflap, and I used a piece of elastic and two metal knobs to close the box.
The linen is 'wine-red', and I used about a meter of it -- luckily I found a webshop that sells it by the meter, so I could use a single piece.


The inside of the box. You can see that the overflap is much shorter than the underflap.


The prints inside the box. I buy the paper for the prints at the workshop, and tear that into four equal pieces. So all of my prints have (roughly) the same size. I used my handy-dandy spreadsheet to calculate the measurements of the board and paper based on the size of the prints.


The edge of the box. Note the ribbon?


The ribbon is used to lift the prints out of the box without damaging them.


A close-up of the screw that tightens one of the mini-knobs to the flap. You can also see the details of the paper I used -- lovely deep reds and warm orange, with golden accents.


It's much, much bigger than the first box we made. It's a lot of work to make a print, and so I think it's worthwhile to store it in a fitting way.

I'm very, very pleased with the result. I showed the box at the graphics course yesterday, and everyone was quite appreciative. My next box will be used to store my zinc plates!
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