View Full Version : Plastic Bags for Art Use

08-28-2000, 10:32 PM
I've seen plastic bags that are used for watercolors instead of shrink wrap....Do any of you use them and if so what is your source?

08-28-2000, 11:24 PM
Hi Carly, haven't used them myself, but here's a site that might help: http://www.clearbags.com./
If you try these or other bags, please share your experience.

08-29-2000, 10:25 AM
Thanks for the site tip! I checked their online catalog and they do carry the bags in all sizes....even up to 40"!!

I'm going to order some of the ones that will accomodate the half sheets since this is the size I like to work with the most and the more expensive to mat!

08-29-2000, 02:33 PM
WOW, that site looks perfect!! Thank you SO SO SO SO SO much! This is what I've been looking for...

-=- Jen " http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif " Pixelscapes

08-29-2000, 05:48 PM
Just for info....someone told me these are not actually plastic (like sandwich bags) but are something else which is much clearer and see thru. I know they are reusable!

08-30-2000, 11:56 PM
They are the same type used to store and protect classic comic books. They are very good in that you can fold over the flap and seal them without problem. They are reuseable, and work very well for storing watercolors. If I am not framing I prefer shrink wrap for displaying though. Those plastic sleeves are also good for shipping work in. Just be sure to put a piece of archival board in the sleeve to keep the print flat, or sandwhich the sleeve in chip board for shipping.


09-16-2000, 12:24 AM
I requested a sample of these bags from clearbags.com. They're good quality. I think they are made of polypropylene, which is fine, I understand, for long-term storage.