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8 Types of Blueprint Storage Racks Every Architect Should Consider

Equipping your office with the right storage solutions is important to keep your business efficient, effective, and streamlined. To find the right way to save space in your office, you have to consider all of your options. At Big Blueprint Hanger, there are various products and formats that can help! Cabinets, racks, and tables all offer different benefits. Let us break down why blueprint storage racks might be the right choice for you!

What are the differences between blueprint storage racks, hangers, cabinets, and tables?

With all of these different products, any arrangement of your office space can be optimized. By choosing to use one or more of these space savers, you can improve your business and increase your efficiency.

With so many different important pieces of advice for new architects, staying organized is certainly among the top things to consider. Try one of the three products below!

Storage Racks

A blueprint storage rack can also be referred to as a “hanger.” Typically, they are wall-mounted. However, free-standing racks are also available, as well as racks that mount to desks, etc.

Storage Cabinets

Cabinets are ideal for storing sensitive documents. They also protect your sheets from spills and any dampness in your space. They come with two Blueprint hanging racks inside that are adjustable.

Storage Tables

Just as it sounds, a storage table is a full table or desk to keep your documents. They are durable, economical, and sturdy. There is a front edge that prevents documents from falling off. The tables are easy to assemble and can be moved from one job site to another. You may also install tables side-by-side for a long continuous workspace.

Types of Blueprint Storage Racks

1. The Glide-Out Rack

A heavy-duty rack that can slide in and out to save space and reduce incessant bending and stooping. It’s designed to be side-mounted to the underside of a work surface and is custom-made to fit your unique dimensions. They are available in the following widths 18″, 24″, 30″, 32″, 36″, 42″, and 48″. The number of poly hangers that can be hung depends on the width and ranges from 50 to 144, that of metal hangers ranges from 30 to 90.

2. The Wall Mount Rack

Standard racks are 24″ wide with different depths (18″ to 26″) and heights (24″ to 60″). The holding capacity for poly hangers depends on the rack’s dimensions and starts from 60 going up to 120, while that of aluminum hangers ranges from 40 to 80. Installing a second level doubles the storage capacity. Multiple-sized prints can fit simultaneously on the same rack thanks to adjustable beam levels.

3. The Drop Lift Wall Rack

You can mount this type of rack to the wall in your office. These racks hold 12 clamps. They hold the following clamp sizes: 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″, and 42″ for all of your important documents.

4. The Vis-i-Rack High Capacity Rolled Blueprint Storage Rack

This rack has a compact footprint that saves valuable floor space in a small-sized office. It has a heavy-duty duty steel frame and welded posts to support up to 960 lbs per rack. The standing rack is 84″ tall, 21″ wide and 11″ deep with black paint finishing. Model VR165 consists of sixteen 5″ bins. Model VR864 consists of a lower section with five 8″ bins for extra-large rolls, a middle section with four 6″ bins for medium to semi-large rolls, and an upper section with four 4″ bins for smaller rolls.  

5. The Rolling Stand Rack

You may opt to store your drafts, maps or blueprints rolled up in a vertical stand rack. We offer these racks in five different options depending on the size of the clamps they accommodate. Each type has 12 pivot hangers for clamps ranging from 18″ to 42″.

6. The X-Span File Storage Rack

This stand-alone rack can be rigged with wheels and custom built to any configuration. The rows can be adjusted to the size and type of documents under consideration. These racks are available in 4 different tier configurations (1 – 4), with 3 different dimensions per tier configuration. In terms of capacities, if we use jackets size 24″ x 30″ and smaller, a Tier 1 storage rack with dimensions (24″ x 24″x 36″), can hold 100 jackets. A Tier 2 storage rack with dimensions (48″ x 24″ x 84″) can hold 400 jackets of the same size. You may add another level to your rack.

7. The 1-Tier Blueprint Rack

These are compact racks to store large amounts of blueprints in a small space. We supply various sizes (36″ and 48″ wide) which can accommodate different capacities of poly hangers (from 54 to 144) or aluminum hangers (from 36 to 96).

8. The 2-Tier Blueprint Rack

Add even more storage capacity to the same width of space as the 1 Tier rack. The beam levels adjust on 1 ½” centers to fit numerous sized plans on the same rack. Our various sizes can accommodate more poly hangers (from 144 – 288) and aluminum hangers (from 96 – 192). Don’t forget that we can manufacture a rack to fit any space. Just call for pricing and details.

Get a Space Assessment to Learn More

One of our professionals can come to your office to help you assess your space and consider your options. We want to help you maximize your potential!

Our experts can customize blueprint hanging racks or jackets to fit any size document at a reasonable cost. We respond quickly to your requests for samples, even for non-standard products. For any questions or to get a quote, call us at 877-707-3390. You can also reach us by filling a form on our website.