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PORTFOLIOS & CASES
Museum / Solander Cases
The Solander style museum case is Archival Methods’ finest case for storage and protection of your most valuable matted or unmatted prints, photographs, maps, drawings and other items in your portfolio or collection. The case is so solid, so handsome and so well constructed that before it is even opened one gets the sense that "This is going to be something quite special."
Interior dimensions provided in inches.
The tops of these boxes have a lip that helps keep out air-borne contaminates, while the thick walls of the case provide truly outstanding physical protection for its contents. The sides and spine are made of low-resin basswood for superior stacking strength. The top and bottom are thick (.142) binder's board. The interior bottom tray is made of 100% 4 Ply Cotton Mat Board, top is lined with white acid- and lignin-free card stock. Dimensions are interior.
The spine of the case is hinged so that the top can fold open and lay completely flat for easy removal of contents. When closed the box is sealed on all sides. The heavyweight, acrylic-coated black cloth cover is quite durable, assuring a long-lasting service life. Sturdy, latches that open down to protect artwork, are designed to withstand repeated opening and closing. A metal label holder accepts a standard 3x1-1/4" label. All hardware is nickel-plated.
“Solander Case,” has a long history: The naturalist Daniel Charles Solander, traveling with Captain Cook in the South Seas in the 1760’s, constructed a book-shaped case to hold the manuscript records of the voyage. A case that’s been around for some 250 years must have something going and we keep making improvements.
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Case top and bottom is Kappa binder’s board (.142), a bookmaking board with no glue between layers.
Interior bottom tray is made of 100% 4 Ply Cotton Mat Board, Adhesive: modified starch, min. pH 8.5. top is lined with 15 pt. white acid- and lignin-free card stock.
PAT tested and passed
Covered in book binding cloth with a moisture-resistant, 100% aqueous acrylic coating.
Adhesive is EVA, pH balanced and buffered, <.0008% sulfur content.
Reinforced hinge, with dust flap.
Sides and spine are made of low-resin basswood
Close-tolerance construction to keep out dust
Need a box size you don’t see listed? We would be pleased to provide a quotation. Visit Imprints and Custom Products for more details and contact information.