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Protecting your artwork shouldn't be a time-consuming, cumbersome, and expensive process. Now it doesn't need to be!
Simply slip your mounted or unmounted art into a Krystal Seal Bag, fold over the resealable flap, and you're ready to display or store your art in a print rack, flat file, portfolio, or storage box — while protecting it from dust, dirt, and fingerprints.
The crystal-clear, acid-free, archival bags are made of 2 mil polypropylene. Sizes measuring up to 13" × 19" (33 cm × 48 cm) have a ¼" (6.4 mm) tolerance on both sides. Sizes measuring 16" × 20" (41 cm × 51 cm) and larger have a ½" (13 mm) tolerance on both sides.
Krystal Seal Bags are available in many popular sizes for matted and mounted prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and inkjet prints — perfect for gallery, show, and studio use.
™ Krystal Seal is a trademark.
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Love these things!
By Robert Sloan, A Proud Grandpa
from Russellville, Arkansas
I have sold pastel artworks and found these bags to be a real help both for storing finished paintings and sketches, and for selling them. I cut a mat and use one the size of the mat exterior for selling.Lately since I retired I've been doing medieval recreation and pen-gouache scroll creation for my medieval group. I make award scrolls for the club for contests, tournaments and service awards. These wind up having to travel out of state, usually by hand passed to another member who's going to the event, to go into a folder for giving out at the event. I don't make it to all the events by a long shot. These bags give tough storage in a way that's also easy to show off the art. It can be handled by people without losing its integrity or getting any damage. The gouache paintings are as fragile in their own way as the pastels and inevitably someone's going to sneeze or spill liquid - but the seals are excellent and they don't get rained on. Nor have any artworks I mailed arrived with water damage.If I don't mat the art, I will cut a same-size piece of mat board as a stiffener for the art unless the art's on a stiff board to begin with. It's cheaper to just get these bags in bulk in my most common sizes and cut my own mats, always has been. They're something I'd recommend to the frugal artist any time.I have tried other solutions but they're either not as sturdy or the art isn't as easily visible.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm buying more of these in different sizes
from Easton, MD
I haven't tried any competative alternatives. Professional artist friends recommended this product so that's what I bought and I'm extremely happy with it. I need a few more sizes for book illustrations. Blick's price is competitive -- the lowest I found on a quick search. The shipment arrived very quickly as well. Thanks, Blick!
Crystal clear bags
from bend or
Excellent for protecting prints, drawings and watercolors
from Oxford CT
They are thick enough so they do not tear, they are reseable without a hassle and along with providing protection from dust, moisture, these give a finished professional look to your artwork and photos
from northern wi
I bought these to hold mounted photographs for sale. The bags are just fine. But I'm searching for an option to add punched tags to the top so the prints could be hung from a rack rather than stored flat or in a box.
Finally found affordable cello bags for posters!!!
from Lockwood, CA
I've looked high and low for clear cellophane bags for posters and prints -- and then I found them right here at Dick Blick! These bags are perfect -- with just enough extra allowance so that the print can have its supporting cardboard backing and still slide in and out smoothly. And, they shipped so fast that the bags arrived before my prints did! And they had all the different sizes I needed -- 11x17, 16x20, 11x14. Perfect.
An excellent product and will definitely purchase again.
from Placida, Florida
I used the Krystal self sealing photo bags for my photo cards and matted photos in a Camera Show.
Care for works on paper
By Art handler
These plastic sleeves come in various sizes, and were used to protect collagrpah prints. A sleve will hold several dozen or individually. They are strong enough to resist tearing.
Perfect bags to seal, protect and display my photo cards
from Auburn, MA
I use various sizes of Krystal Seal protective seal bags for photo greeting cards as well as larger sizes for matted prints (up to 11 x 14). Whether someone works with photographs or artwork, these are an investment of time and money. Over last few years I have started to display and sell my photo items. It is important for them to look neat and professional and be protected from handling. The bags can be opened and resealed. The price at BLICK is by far the best yet for these.
Krystal Seal Self Sealing Art, Print, and Photo Bag
By Book Lover
from Central Missouri
Purchased 9 x 12 size bag to protect 100 year old high school yearbook collection. Bag is big enough to easily hold 8 1/2 x 11 inch book. Needed something that would protect and cover book while allowing the cover to be visible. Can still open bag to look through book when necessary.
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