How Should I Protect and Store Documents After Printing Them?

Wondering how to best protect and store documents after printing them at home or at work? Then make sure to read on for our best advice!

Did you know that on average, UK office workers use around 10,000 sheets of A4 paper each year?

That’s a lot of paperwork!

It’s important then, to think about how best to protect and store documents when they’ve come off the printer.

The hectic nature of the workplace and even the home life can mean that important documents, files, paperwork and photos can all be lost in an instant.

Whether they’ve been misplaced in a pile of miscellaneous papers, fallen down the back of a chair or been scrunched up after being stuffed into a drawer somewhere, it’s easy to get frustrated when we don’t store and protect documents correctly.

Here are some of the best options we’d recommend for making sure your most precious photos and important documents stay protected from damage and are safely stored away.

Best Options to Protect and Store Documents

Option 1 – Keep Them in a Wallet

The first option you could consider once you’ve collected your photo or document from the printer is to keep it in a storage wallet.

Perfect for when you’ve got a small collection of paperwork that needs protecting and storing for a rainy day, Rapesco Popper Foolscap Wallets can hold up to 50 sheets of paper that are either foolscap or A4 sized.

The handy foldover flap and press stud closure mechanism means that your contents are kept neatly secure and even comes with a handy pen holder cut out underneath the flap for when you need to add a label for archiving or update any papers inside the wallet itself.

Protect and Store Documents - Rapesco Wallet

When it comes time to protect and store your photos, Rapesco A5 Popper Wallets are your best call to keep them safe and free from damage and tearing.

Easy to open and easy to secure, these wallets are simple to store and retrieve when you’re ready to show your favourite family photos to relatives or when preparing to present some of your best personal photography shots to friends or colleagues.

Option 2 – Store Them in a Really Useful Box

The second option you could take when you need to protect and store your documents is to keep them inside a Really Useful Box.

When you don’t need to access your paperwork or photos on a regular basis, keeping them archived and in a Really Useful Box means you’ll never run the risk of losing your most important work.

Great for having around the home, in the office or even locked away in a nearby storage cupboard, Really Useful Boxes come in a variety of sizes and capacities, meaning you’ve always got an effective storage solution available to you.

Whether it’s large stacks of old paperwork, a portfolio of photos or a full collection of accounts and financials from the fiscal year, there’s always a Really Useful Box that will accommodate it!

Some models even include strong and sturdy handles which won’t bow to the pressure of being pulled out from its storage place, slid around to make more space or even when stacking one box on top of another.

Option 3 – Create a Photobook or Photo Album

If you’re looking to keep your documents and photos protected and stored safely but also ready to be presented at any time, why not look at creating the perfect photobook?

Using a photobook or a photo album provides you with a great option for keeping photos tucked away and away from potential damage or tearing.

You could even combine putting your finished photobook in a Really Useful Box or in a storage wallet if you want to keep your prized work even more pristine!

Of course, to produce the best quality photos for presentational purposes, it’s always best to use a reliable ream of Photo Paper that is compatible with your printer and to always purchase genuine Ink and Toner cartridges for your machine to avoid any nasty surprises during the printing process.

photo album

Photobook concept with photos floating down onto book

For printing supplies and document storage solutions all year round, be sure to visit the Find My Supplies website.

That way, you’ll never have to ask yourself the question of “How should I protect and store documents after printing them?” ever again!

Sam Rose