Albums And Frames / March 2, 2019 / Jasmine Mendoza
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.
Leather photo albums can be personally engraved to really accentuate the event. A wedding album could have the date and the names of the bride and groom engraved on the front cover. In fact, the front of the album can be engraved with a large image if you so desire.
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