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Blueprint tubes are great for storing drawings, maps, artwork, posters, blueprints, and much more. They can protect drawings from exterior elements, as well as from folds and tears — all while making them mobile. A drawing tube can fit inside a locker, car, or any small space. They’re perfect for both the student and the working professional. Feel free to look through our inventory to find a product that meets your needs.

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Telescopic design

Simple storage

Broad selection

Great for transport

Superior protection

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QUALITY DRAFTING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FROM ALVIN


If you’re a professional architect or engineer, you need to have quality tools that will give you years of use. And Alvin is one of the most recognized manufacturers of drafting tools and supplies. This includes everything from compasses and rulers to blueprint tubes for storing designs. Engineering Supply is proud to carry this brand in our store, because we want to offer the best to our customers. You can trust us as your one-stop shop for all of your supply needs. So whether you need a drawing tube or any other type of drafting tool, you can find it our store. Feel free to look at what we have in stock. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a product that will meet your needs.


LEARN HOW TO USE DRAFTING AND DRAWING TOOLS


There are a number of tools that can be used for drawing and drafting. A compass can be used to draw circles and arcs, while a straightedge can be used to draw straight lines. An architect’s or engineer’s scale can be used to draw something very large, but it can also be used to draw something very small. The eraser is one of the most common drafting tools, because it allows you to make corrections easily. For model-making, you need something to cut, something to cut on, and something to cut with. And you have a variety of options. French curves are templates that are made of curved edges and scroll-shaped cutouts, which could come in handy for various situations. And there are several types of paper that can be used for drafting. A lettering guide can be used to make your lettering more consistent, and there are many types or writing and drawing tools (with graphite and ink being the most common). Be sure to look at our broad selections of drafting and drawing tools, so you can find a product that meets your needs.


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THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR TRANSPORTING LARGE DOCUMENTS AND PRINTS

Whether you’re a student or a working professional, a drawing tube is great for storing large documents while you’re on the go. And because of its cylindrical design, it can fit inside a small space. Blueprint tubes are great for engineers and architects who need to take their designs to a client’s office or a job site, and students can use them to keep their documents organized while moving between classes. If you want a simple way to store and protect your rolled documents and prints, a drawing tube is a must-have. And here at Engineering Supply, we have any kind of poster tube that you may need. Feel free to look at what we have in stock. We’re confident that you will find a product that will meet your specific needs.


A BROAD SELECTION OF BLUEPRINT TUBES FOR A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS

We have a broad selection of blueprint tubes that can be used in a variety of situations. So whether you need a poster tube for artwork and prints or need one for storing maps and blueprints, we have a number of options. You can even find one with a telescopic design, which can give you more flexibility. This type of drawing tube can be perfect for large documents of any size, because not all prints are created equal. Some might be larger than others, and a telescoping document tube is a perfect solution for those times when you need a little more flexibility. Be sure to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that’s right for you.


While designers often make blueprints, not everyone who makes their own blueprints is making a new design. They could be planning out a home expansion or renovation that will change the structure or square footage of a property, and it all starts with making a plan. To make a blueprint, you’ll need some basic tools. Some of them include but may not be limited to:

  • Drafting pencils and erasers.
  • An architect’s scale
  • Rulers, measuring triangles, protractors, and other drawing and measuring tools.
  • Drafting paper.
  • Blueprint paper for printing the final product.
  • Drafting tape.
  • A drafting table or any other suitable surface with all of your supplies within easy reach.
You’ll also need a place to store your blueprints while and after you’re working on them, and blueprint tubes are a great solution that will not only allow you to maximize your space but will also give you some extra mobility in case you need to move them from one place to another. Feel free to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find a drawing or poster tube that meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a drawing tube used for?

A drawing tube can be used for storing maps, artwork, posters, blueprints, and other large-format documents. It can protect them from folds, tears, and other exterior elements while also making it easier to move them from one place to another. It can fit inside any small space and is perfect for the student or the working professional.

What kind of tube is recommended for storing architectural plans?

If you’re using drafting boards to make blueprints and other architectural plans, you can use a drawing tube to store them in a safe and secure manner. It can also be used to store maps, artwork, posters, and other large-format documents. It can also fit inside a locker, car, or any other small space.

How do you store architectural plans?

While drafting tables can be used to make architectural plans, you also want to store them in a safe and secure manner. But you also want to be able to reference them quickly. There are three main ways that you can store your blueprints:
  • Rolled Storage — This is the least expensive options and has the advantage of being convenient, but it takes time to roll and unroll plans (which limits access speed and space).
  • Plan Racks and Hanging Clamps — This will be the quickest and most convenient option, because you can store and move up to 1,200 plans within a limited space without having to unroll. They’re more expensive than rolled storage, but it’s not as expensive as a flat file cabinet.
  • Flat File Cabinets — This will give you the most storage and protection, Some of them are also archival, so they don't emit any damaging vapors. There is one problem with flat file cabinets. Not only are they expensive, but they can also be hard to move.
Whether you’re looking for a selection of drafting tables or a way to store your plans, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

How can I store blueprints at home?

If you use a drafting board at home, you want to store your blueprints a way that’s safe, secure, and in a manner that will allow you to reference them quickly. This can be done in a variety of ways, but there are some things you should take into consideration before you make a decision:
  • How many plans you need to store.
  • How many plans you may need to store in the future.
  • How often you need to access it.
  • How permanent the storage needs to be.
  • Whether the documents are important or expensive to reproduce.
  • Whether the drawings are stored flat or rolled.
If you’re looking for a selection of drafting tables or blueprint storage options, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

Where can I find quality drawing tubes?

If you’re looking for one of the best places to buy quality drawing tubes, you can find what you need at Engineer Supply. We have a broad selection from some of the best brands on the market, and we can offer them to you at an affordable price. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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