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BluePrint Storage in 75% less space

Full Featured, Easy to Use BluePrint Storage at Dickten Masch 

Blueprint storage is important for the busy process engineering department at Dickten Mash Plastics. They had been using flat filing cabinets for a number of years and were frustrated with the limitations of this type of file cabinet, after careful consideration they choose the Ulrich Cadfile as their solution for blueprint storage:
flat filing cabinet for blueprint storage takes up too much space and is difficult to use.
blueprint storage with cadfile, saves 75% over flat filing cabinet

Flat Filing Cabinet Limitations

  • Too much floor space – 16 sq ft
  • Difficult to use
  • Hard to find needed print
  • Blueprints curl at edges and tear
  • Cabinet is heavy, needs to be disassembled to move

Cadfile Cabinet Benefits

  • Sits 10 3/4″ from the wall – only 6 sq. ft.
  • Easy to use
  • 20 Folders keep blueprints organized
  • Blueprints are flat and smooth – like new
  • Mobile, with heavy duty casters – rolls easily through standard 32″ door.


The floor space savings alone made it worth the change! Also, Matt Schneider of Dickten Masch Plastics, was convinced that the blue prints would be easier to access and better protected in Ulrich Cadfiles. And the Cadfiles ease of filing, means that blueprints are re-filed instead of stacked on top. The department functions better with the Ulrich Cadfile.Price Comparison Ulrich Cadfile to Flat filesDownloadable version of this article.Have more storage than Dickten Masch?

Cadfile same blueprint storage as  2 – five drawer flat filing cabinets
Minifile  same blueprint storage as  3 – five drawer flat filing cabinets
Planfile  same blueprint storage as   6 – five drawer flat filing cabinets

Large Document Storage Options

Ulrich Cad file is great for any type of large document storage, many people call it the “vertical flat filing cabinet”. Use it for poster storage, plan storage, map storage, architectural and engineering drawing storage, blueprint storage or anytime large documents need to be easily and safely filed and protected.

Archival Quality Blue print Storage

Need Archival Quality blue print, poster, map or plan storage the Ulrich Cad file is the perfect option. Powder Coated and available with Archival quality folder paper, your important historical maps, drawings, plans and poster can be preserved for generations to come.

Art Poster Storage at Jamestown Schools

Art Poster Storage for between 1,000 and 2,000 posters. This cabinet makes finding the right poster and filing it back in the cabinet fast and easy. While keeping the posters in great shape.
Art Poster Storage for over 1,000 posters!

Art Poster Storage in Ulrich Cadfile

Art Poster Storage became a problem for Wes Bossman, an art teacher for Jamestown’s CC Ring School. And Ulrich provided an art poster storage solution that saved time, space and money.

One of the keys to teaching young artists is to inspire them with the work of some of the worlds most famous artists! A great art teacher takes advantage of every opportunity to inspire. Wes Bossman has many, many art posters and art prints of amazing works of art that he uses to instruct and inspire his students.

He was challenged as to how to store these art posters and prints, while keeping them in great shape for many years of instruction. Mr. Bossman needs easy access to these stored art posters and art prints while not having them take up too much precious class room space.

The Ulrich Cadfile became the perfect poster storage cabinet for this art poster and print storage problem. The Ulrich Cadfile can provide art poster storage for 1,000 posters or prints up to 24” x 36”. Poster storage can be even higher for smaller 18” x 24” art prints. At 18 x 24 inches this art poster storage cabinet can hold 2,000 posters.

Looking for art poster storage, art storage, poster racks, poster bins, poster box, the Ulrich Cadfile is the solution for you.

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Art Poster Storage in Ulrich Cadfile. John James Audubon's Flamingo Giclee Print
Art Poster Storage – James Audubon Flamingo Print

Cadfile is a filing marvel!

The Ulrich Cadfile is a small mobile filing cabinet perfect for small spaces. It sits only 11 inches from the wall and at less than 3 square feet of floor space when closed. Yet this little powerhouse can file 1,000 posters, prints, maps, plans, plats or drawings. Click Here to Learn More.

Miami County Engineering Office – Tax Map Storage in Ulrich Two Drawer Files

The very busy Miami County Engineering Office in Ohio is responsible for the storage and retrieval  of 13,200 survey plats, 3,800 record plats, 2,500 tax maps, 745 aerial photos as well as numerous other maps and atlases.

Heavy Duty Tax Map Storage File Cabinets by Ulrich. These store 18" x 24" Maps, ANSI C size
Tax Map Storage in Ulrich Two Drawer Filing Cabinet
Tax Map Storage in Easy to Use Heavy Duty Map Files by Ulrich Planfiling
Maps filed in these cabinets are accessed regularly since 1974.









The Engineering office has used Ulrich Model number 1180, two drawer file cabinets to file and preserve these mylar drawings since 1974. The Cabinets are filled with 18” x 24” documents; Architectural C size and Engineering A2 size map storage.

ANSI C Size Maps Filed in Ulrich Heavy Duty Filing Cabinet
ANSI C Size Maps Filed

These cabinets hold up to the busy engineering office, holding hundreds of pounds of materials. Some of the cabinets have been in service for almost 30 years! What makes this cabinet so reliable is the Ulrich Model 1180 has custom drawer rails that are designed to hold up to 500 lbs each.

Ulrich Drawerfile cabinets offer the best document protection as well as easy filing and retrieval of maps, plans, and plats. This is due to Ulrich’s unique spring compression system as well as 112 folders that come standard with the cabinet. The spring compression system and tuff one folders keep the documents organized, flat, protected, and in as good a shape as when they were created. They also make filing these mylars easy!

Dennis Ventura, Miami County Deputy Engineer say, “We’ve used the plan files since I’ve been here in the 80’s. They keep our mylars in very good shape.”

Map Storage Cabinets at University of Arizona Map Library


 The University of Arizona Library in Tucson Arizona has an extensive map collection. In fact Ulrich Planfiles house many of these maps. Before, we featured this library in one of our map storage cabinet brochures from the 1980’s. As shown above the librarians had arranged the map storage cabinets  in rows and placed directly on the floor in the map room.


At the present time the library has mounted these map storage cabinets to a movable aisle, high density system. In essence this system is a series of movable platforms that roll together and compress into a solid block.  In short, eliminating aisle ways and saving space, allowing for more storage in a given area.  Then to access an individual cabinet you roll the platforms apart to create a single aisle way where needed. Ulrich Planfiles use much less space than flat drawer files to begin with (about 66% less). But when you use Ulrich Planfiles in conjunction with movable aisle, high density systems the space savings is tremendous.

In fact, Ulrich Planfiles really work well on these systems because you do not have to allow for space to open the drawers. Of course with the Planfile, you do all your filing from the top. Therefore the aisle only needs to be wide enough for the operator to comfortably work. Moreover there are no drawers to accidentally open as the platforms move.


Of course the map collection at the University of Arizona is quite active. In fact, Hayri Yildririm, the Director of Library Facilities told us that many users access the maps on a regular basis. As can be seen combining Ulrich’s space saving design and the movable aisle, high density system creates a very efficient filing solution!


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Jamestown Audubon


Ulrich is the choice for storage of drawings, plans, posters and signs for the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary, in their important mission to connect people to the planet through educational experiences at the center and throughout the region.

Ulrich Planfiles

Above: Jeff Tome, Senior Naturalist at the Jamestown Audubon shows signs for the Audubon’s Enchanted Forest that takes place every Halloween. Children dress up and meet “animals” that live in the Forest. Volunteers dress as indigenous animals and teach children, in an entertaining way, about the animal’s role in the natural world. The signs for this wonderful event are kept safe and organized in an Ulrich Minifile.

Architectural & Engineering Drawings

The Audubon Center includes a 3-story nature center building contains a nature store, a small collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians, and interactive displays. The building sits on a 600-acre wetland preserve which includes over five miles of beautifully maintained trails. All of the Architectural and Engineering Drawings are organized in an Ulrich Minifile. This was important when the Audubon recently performed a number of changes to update the centers lighting and conserve electrical energy, including the addition of Solar Panels. The ready accessibility of the Electrical Plans was important to this award winning project’s success.

Signs and Posters are stored in Minifile

Throughout the year the Audubon Center offers a wide variety of events for people of all ages. Each of these events requires signs for everything from event parking to signs for each of the activities:

“In the past we have had to reproduce our signs and posters each time we held an event. There was no central location to house the signs and no way to keep them from being damaged. We love our Ulrich Minifile Cabinet. We can organize our signs for each event in a folder. When it comes time for the event it takes seconds to retrieve last year’s signs and we are ready, and most important they are in the same or better condition than when we stored them last year.” Says Jeff Tome, Senior Naturalist.

alexis-at-audubon-center-copyIn addition the cabinet is so small and mobile; we can keep it tucked away in a storage closet when not in use. The Ulrich Minifile has been a great organizational tool allowing us to focus more time on our mission to connect people to the environment.

We recommend you visit the Audubon center in Jamestown or find one in your area. It is a great place to enjoy nature with your family and friends.

The national Audubon website is www.audubon.org.. Don’t miss out – Visit one of them today!