Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TAKING CARE OF PRINTS, PICTURES AND MORE...

Taking Care of Prints, Pictures and More...


Recycled paper, paper boxes and cardboard will discolor and damage prints, pictures and documents in or near them. They are high-acid papers and the fumes can travel through the air. If you buy a ready-made picture frame be sure to replace the heavy paper backing that keeps the picture in place.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Acid from the cardboard backing will burn old prints. I agree always remove the old cardboard backing asap. Keep old prints in archival pvc free portfolio from art supply store until ready to frame.

Kay Varner said...

I have a property deed dated 1825. It is where my great grandfather purchaced land in Knoxville, Tenn which was the capital of Tenn at that time. It needs a little work but is very readable and signed by governor Carroll in 1825. He was the governor the year before Sam Houston. This is the property that my family, past down to children still lives on today. Would it's value be worth anything besides to my family? Kay Varner
Knoxville Tenn
MKV777@aol.com