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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Swigart


Cut a swatch of gel for every folder. The gel is on a white background beside the clearly

typed number. All drawers are separated by brand (and size?). It makes it very easy to get

in there and find a color, especially as a designer when you are just looking for something

last minute to match or fit in with a palette.

I use a fine sharpie with just the number in each corner (readable in lower right hand

corner no matter what side you're holding), while I find that many theaters I've toured to

use china markers, and only mark once. On the rare occasion that I mix my gel with

house gel in a rig, it's easy to see which ones are mine.

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