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Catherine Sexton <[log in to unmask]>
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Catherine Sexton <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 08:44:41 -0600
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> I just returned from a conference in Gainesville to which I took a poster
> based on my research.  A local artist told me that I could probably have it
> on board with me and it would be put in a compartment/closet in the front of
> the plane, that artists carry their portfolios with them all of the time
> this way.

It's been a while since I was in the poster display making business, but
I think my old department probably still does this in the same way. We
used to sell Fidelity folders with our posters and we made our posters so
that they would specifically fit the dimensions of the folders. I can't
remember how big the smallest one was. We used Meadowcote as our
posterboard and each section was hinged with cloth tape behind. It sounds
very "piecey" but they actually looked pretty good, I think. Anyway, we
regularly filled the display space with a poster that fit tightly into a
small pile when folded (and tightly wrapped in kraft paper to keep the
pieces from shifting). People either packed them in their suitcases (if
they were willing to take a chance) or purchased the folder and carried
that on board. I never heard of anyone being harassed by the airlines when
they took that case on board.

Sorry this is so rambling. If it doesn't make sense, email me directly and
I'll try to wake up and explain this more clearly.


Catherine Sexton
Multimedia Services Coordinator

Academic Technologies, Facilities & Multimedia Services
Academic Computing Services, The University of Chicago
email: [log in to unmask]; Multimedia Services (773)834-4499
C.Sexton (773)834-0028; fax:(773)702-3219