Clear Bags Preserve Your Photos For The Ages
Despite the advent of digital photography with modern materials and more durable types of photographic paper, you need a comprehensive archival photo storage solution that includes the use of clear bags in order to keep your photographic treasures safe and sound, protected from the elements. Clear poly bags such as Crystal Clear™ acid free plastic bags provide an additional layer of protection and are one of the best photo storage solutions available. In addition, clearbags allow you to see exactly what it is you’re archiving.
Photo Storage is Mainly About Humidity
When photos are placed into archival storage, they must be protected from many dangers that include:
- moisture and humidity
- ultraviolet rays
- temperature fluctuations
The proper photo storage boxes are part of the solution, but clear bags are also necessary in order to protect your prints from any humidity that may sneak its way in. This, in addition to acid present in the environment, can cause your photo prints to deteriorate over time. Archival Crystal Clear™ flat poly bags are the best way to insure the preservation of your valuable prints, and can even be used for other documents and collector comic books (don’t laugh – a mint copy of Tales of Suspense #39 from 1963 – in which “Iron Man” first appeared - can fetch over $18,000 at auction – a good reason to use Crystal Clear™ acid free plastic bags!)
Crystal Clear Bags ™ manufactures the highest grade of archival clear bags available from acid-free materials. FrameDestination is proud to offer these quality storage bags to the fine art and photographic community at affordable prices.
What Other Framing Supplies You May Need
In addition to clear bags, you’ll need good mat board and photo corners in order to hold the image flat and in place while keeping it from curling up. Once you have your photos mounted and securely sealed in their bags, these should be placed in appropriate archival storage boxes that are air and water tight and made from acid-free materials and treated with an alkaline buffering agent.
Incidentally, photos and art that have already been framed - but must be stored and archived for some reason - can also be sealed in clear bags and carefully stacked in archival boxes.
Once your photos are boxed up, they should ideally be stored in a dark closet on a shelf up off the ground – preferably one in a part of the home that has minimal temperature fluctuations.
FrameDestination.com is the World Wide Web’s first source for clear bags as well as a wide selection of frames and framing materials. When it’s time to archive your photos, count on FrameDestination for clear bags, photo storage boxes and anything else you need to protect your prints.