Albums And Frames / December 23, 2018 / Alondra Washington
Other important things to considerThere are some other important things to consider when choosing a photo album in addition to the materials used in the construction of the album itself. These will determine how well your photographs will survive over time.Choose a photo album that is acid-free to protect the surface of your photographs and preserve your memories from damaging chemicals
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.
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