Albums And Frames / December 23, 2018 / Alondra Washington
If you choose an album with slip-in pockets, make sure it has the correct size photo openings. The most common pocket size is 4x6 inches.Material Many photograph albums are leather bound to create a luxurious, thick, and finely crafted appearance, which should allow the album to last for many years. Albums also come in other coverings such as card and paper.Size
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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