Scrapbook Preservation

You maybe tempted to ask why Scrapbook preservation? It will be quite discouraging and disheartening to discover that your scrapbook will not stand the test of time after having put in a great deal of time, thought and effort into your scrapbooking, and as such you should try to protect and preserve your scrapbook.

Scrapbooks are captured memories - which make them a powerful thing.

If you're going to put memories in a book that will be shared with countless friends and family members for generations to come, then it is very important to think about the best way of preserving your memory books.

The most important way to protect your pages is by using lignin free and acid free products.

Lignin free and acid free protects will reduce yellowing and crumbling.

Both acid and lignin accelerate photo fading and general deterioration. Lignin is a chemical found naturally in the cell walls of plants. If the lignin is not removed in the paper manufacturing process, the chemical will cause the paper product to gradually yellow and crumble. Lignin and acid free products come in virtually any color and texture.

You can also, use colored paper or ink that is resistant to fading due to age, exposure to light, heat, and other unfavorable conditions.

To protect your page from the outside world, use Mylar or page protectors.

Special page protectors for three-dimensional pages are also available at most craft stores. These protection pages not only protect your objects but also reduce indentations caused by three-dimensional objects.

Here are some scrapbook preservation tips:

  • Digital preservation: Make a digital copy of your scrapbook, for easier sharing amongst family and friends, this will bring about less handling of the original scrapbook.

  • Avoid placing your scrapbook in direct contact with sunlight.

  • Get scrapbook storage furnitures for easy and safe storage.

  • Remember use only acid and lignin free materials for your scrapbook.

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