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created by chewbaby13 2009-09-10 06:24:11 pm

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Archival Scrapbooking - Acid-free does not always mean the product is photo safe. Products passing the PAT test only means the material is safe with photos, not necessarily archival safe. Check the pH factor. Product tested has CK OK Seal of Approval.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-02 02:49:09 am    

 



Archival Scrapbooking - Photos - Images on black and white last longer than those in color because the dyes in color photography breaks down over time. Keep this in mind when investing time and energy into your hobby.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-02 02:38:57 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper Storage - Don't use staples, paper clips or other metal objects with paper, as they eventually rust.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:22:46 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper Storage - Don't store documents or photos in attics (conditions hot and humid) or in basements (usually damp). They should be stored in a cool, dry place.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:24:16 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper storage - Store papers open and flat (not folded) in archival-safe sheet protectors, or place a document between two pieces of blank archival-safe paper, replacing if migration occurs.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:15:18 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper storage - Place paper items in acid-free page protectors to prevent them from rubbing against each other and causing further deterioration.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:16:33 am    

 



Archival Scrapbooking - Paper storage - Don't hang unique documents in direct sunlight because they will quickly fade and deteriorate.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:17:59 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper storage - Don't use self-adhesive tapes or glues to repair torn paper or bookbindings. In the long run it will cause more damage to the paper. Use acid-free adhesives on the backs of photos to repair them.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:19:47 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Paper Storage - Don't laminate family heirlooms and unique documents. This will not prolong the life of the paper and cannot be undone.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-12 12:21:42 am    


Archival Scrapbooking - Photos - When handling photos, wash hands often to avoid transferring your natural skin oils to the photographs. In the case of a photo being the only one in existance, consider wearing cotton gloves.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-18 07:59:11 pm    


Archival Scrapbooking - labeling photos on the back - use a soft graphite pencil, fine-line marker, or permanent pen. Never use a ballpoint pen as it can cause impressions in the photo.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-18 07:53:01 pm    

 



Archival Scrapbooking - photos - Ink for scrapbooking needs to be waterproof, odorless when dry, permanent, quick to dry, non-bleeding, non-toxic, and fade resistant. It is best to avoid writing on the back of one-of-a-kind photos.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-18 07:55:15 pm    


Archival Scrapbooking - Preserving Newspaper Clippings - Milk of Magnesia and soda water in a shallow container for 12 hours or overnight. Put clippings in solution 1 hour. Remove, put on flat surface. No rubbing! Dry several hours. Test w/ acid-free pen.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-10 06:24:11 pm    


Archival Scrapbooking - Preserving Newspaper Clippings - Archival Mist & Krylon. If you don't have a lot of newspaper clippings, this product may work well in spite of expense. There's always sales.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-10 06:26:20 pm    


Archival Scrapbooking - Preserving Newspaper Clippings - Use a Scanner. Scan clipping into computer and print out on acid-free paper.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-10 06:27:36 pm    


Archival Scrapbooking - Photos - Store in acid- and lignin-free boxes in a dark, cool, dry environment.

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submitted by chewbaby13 2009-09-18 07:57:20 pm    

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