When Was the Last Time You Printed Your Favorite Digital Photos?

The four girls have been gathering at your house for the last 16 years. First at play dates where the moms would visit upstairs and the girls would play with their American Girl dolls in the basement and later as overnight sleep overs that typically ended in very little rest, the gatherings have become a tradition. Now that three of the four girls are seniors in college in three different states, the visits are much less frequent. They are not, however, any less fun. After not seeing each other for months at a time, the 21 year olds fall into comfortable conversations not only about what they are doing now, but also the memories they have from their past.

Not surprising, every time that they gather any of the moms that are present take photos. Those photos have been carefully scrapbooked with photo mounting corners and protective sleeves. The photo binders containing those pictures have been part of high school graduation parties and are still brought out when the girls gather, no matter how infrequently those gatherings now happen.

Archival Photo Binders Provide a Safe Place to Keep the Pictures and Memories That You Love the Most

With the use of white cardstock and archival photo mounting corners, both amateur and professional scrapbookers offer the best way to make sure that the photos you treasure the most will be around for many years into the future. Safe mounting is important so that the really important photos of your life will be here when you want to show them to your children and grandchildren. In a time when there are so many digital photos, there are some people who do not always take the time to make actual prints. Others, however, are still diligent about making sure that they both print and scrapbook photos from the most important times in their lives.

Consider some of these facts and figures about the best ways to make sure that your pictures are still around when you want to help your daughter or your grandchildren take a trip down memory lane:

  • It is important to avoid very low relative humidity when storing family papers and photographs because relative humidity below 15% can cause brittleness.
  • According to the latest research, the pH level of paper proved to be the most significant factor influencing eventual strength loss and color deterioration.
  • To prevent mold growth and reduce insect activity, it is important to keep the relative humidity (rH) below 65%.
  • Photographs and negatives require gloves as fingerprints can cause permanent stains.
  • Paper, however, can be handled without gloves because clean, hands without lotion will not stain the paper and gloves can make it hard to handle delicate paper.

Investing in photo mounting corners and other archival products can help you create the best way to make sure that your photos last forever. Your digital photos are great, but it is also fun to make sure that you have real prints to share with family and friends.

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