My printed ribbons are stored in 6 of these containers with 3 layers in each. Yes, that is 18 layers of storage! If you are using my previous Solid Color Ribbon Storage, you will like to know I can fit all of the 5 yard rolls from one bookshelf in 5 or 6 layers of these containers. If you are short on space this is an excellent solution. I don't use this method for my solid ribbons because I use them more often and I like to be able to see them.