Digital images are, for the most part, ‘safe’ when properly stored on electronic media, but the rules of the game change once they are printed. Once on paper they become subject to the same dangers of light, dust, moisture, temperature extremes and acidity as film prints. Two excellent options for storing your printed photographs are: 1) Archival Storage Boxes and 2) Print Sleeves. The best Archival Storage Boxes are made from acid-free materials and are designed to neutralize any acids that may make their way into the box. Print Sleeves are ultra-clear, acid and pvc-free storage sleeves that protect prints from moisture, fingerprints, scratching, dirt and harmful airborne pollutants. They are safe for inkjet, laser and all photographic prints. For ultimate protection; place your printed photographs inside Print Sleeves and store them in an Archival Storage Box.
Read more about the Science of Photo Storage here.