Albums And Frames / November 20, 2018 / Liliana Hardin
It is important to consider the purpose of a given photo album before beginning to put it together. If an album is meant to serve a short-term purpose, it can be made differently than if an album is intended to be a long-term family heirloom. The major concern is with the acidity of papers, plastics, and adhesives used in putting together the album. The PAT (Photographic Activity Test) was designed to help label products as safe for use with photos. Acidic tape, glue, and other products can destroy photographs over time, so it is best to use acid-free products if the album is meant to last. It is also necessary to use paper that is archival quality. This simple choices can help photographs last a long time for future generations.
It is also a great find when a client can get a handmade album as well. Handmade albums are usually part of a customized package and maintain the highest quality in photo album design. Utilizing the highest quality materials will help ensure that your keepsake will last a lifetime and longer. Not only will flush mount photo albums that are handmade last longer, the pictures inside on the pages will be protected as well. This means that you will be protecting your photo investment while maintaining a breathtaking display.
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