Albums And Frames / August 19, 2018 / Alondra Washington.
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.
There are many different styles from ringed albums to book bound albums. Then there are those with slip-in pockets and those with blank pages on which to present your photos.Ringed albums allow themselves to be expanded easily by adding additional pages into the ring binder, whilst book bound albums have a fixed number of pages but they can often be more attractive and durable.
If you want, you can also try looking for different album covers to match the theme you want. There are album covers with a frame in the center for mounting photographs, and of course, lots of covers that fit a certain theme, like special occasions or events. You can even choose if you want linen covers, or those made of leather or vinyl. Ask the shop owner or salesperson if they can customize the album cover for you, like embossing a name or title on the front, etc.
A Photo Album Provides Backup for your Photo Files.Digital photo albums are all the rage. Having your photos in a leather photo album assures that you won't lose them in a computer crash. In that case, you could always have the printed photos rescanned.
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