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Mounting a flip chart

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Question: I was given the task of figuring out how to mount these large township maps that are covered with sheet protectors as a flip chart type, almost like an easel. However there are 60 of them, and they are hard to handle. I did try the big ring binders but had to tape them closed and whenever someone needed a particular township map for a presentation, the tape would have to come off and all the maps would have to be removed to get that particular one, thus leaving them all out of order and unable to be closed properly again.

What I need is an idea of how to mount or attach to some type of board (what kind, I don't even know) so they can carry them easily and yet flip them over like an easel pad would work.

Any suggestions? I am running out of ideas. I even went to an art store and they weren't very helpful.  -- Terri Michael, Administrative Coordinator, Lancaster PA


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I would try an artist supply store or catalog or perhaps something for interior design professionals. Because you are dealing with the presentation and transportation of large-size documents you might find a solution in artist-oriented equipment. Artists and interior designers have to transport and present their portfolios, so they must have gear for it. I doubt this will be cheap, but it could work.

I worked for a Building and Engineering firm once upon a lifetime ago and we had very large blueprints that would have to be stored. They make hangers for large paper, linen, etc. items like these and many ways to store them. You may want to try a search for engineering supply and from them look for something like a 'plan rack' which seems to be close to what you are describing. Good luck.

Donna

How about the hanging clamps and rolling racks that architects use for blueprints/maps?

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