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Why Archival?

WHY IS ARCHIVAL STORAGE IMPORTANT TO YOU?   Museums treasure fine paintings and other works of art. SendAFrame believes most people value their photographs in much the same way. After all, photographs are treasures that capture moments in time with friends and loved ones. With SendAFrame, preserving your cherished photographs is easy. We are committed to making the finest quality archival photo preservation products easily and affordably available.

WHAT IS ARCHIVAL?   In the simplest sense, archival means that the materials (e.g. paper) will resist decomposing, disintegrating, discoloring or reacting to other materials over time. In other words, an archival material won't harm your treasured photographs or memorabilia. Specifically, an archival product must be "acid free" (a pH higher than 7.0), "lignin free," and proven to be stable over time. Merely being "acid free" does not assure that a product is archival.

YOUR PART: PROPER ENVIRONMENT   It is important to store all photographs and photo albums in a dry place with a consistent temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Moisture and large fluctuations in temperature can seriously damage photographs, even if archival storage products are used.

SENDAFRAME SPECIAL DESIGNS   Our philosophy is to offer and stock products that are clean and understated, innovative and fun. Function is as important as style. We believe that your photographs should be the center of attention and that the frame or album used should enhance - not detract - from them. In the same spirit, we believe that a picture frame or photo album that does its job should present photographs, not simply store them. So we offer a variety of products that will help you commemorate a special event or a special day with friends or loved ones. It's something that the recipient will treasure for the rest of their life.

ARCHIVAL PRODUCTS   Since nearly all photo products use paper or wood pulp as a key raw material, producing the perfect raw material for the right job is critical. All SendAFrame products are certified by their manufacturers as being photo safe..

ARCHIVAL ACCESSORIES   It's important to be sure that your photo corners, photo tapes, photo sleeves and protector sheets are also archival and manufactured to the same standards as the photo albums. As all our accessories are archival quality, you can count on them to perform to your critical expectations..

DIGITAL DESK-TOP PHOTO DEVELOPING   Desk-top Photo Developing is becoming more and more a part of everyday life. It opens up a whole new world of choices and flexibility. It allows you to digitally store photographs and output the photos you wish to share. It also allows you to output various-sized photos for interesting crops and enlargments. This is another reason SendAFrame's unique products are growing so popular.  You are no longer stuck with predetermined sizes or formats.

However, always be aware that digital storage on your home computer or external device is the ultimate archival back-up. Take a moment to make a copy and put it away in a safe place.


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Nielsen ArtCARE Products

Nielsen-Bainbridge Artcaretm products feature the patented MicroChamber® technology that provides an archival, preventative conservation protection unavailable with other matboards.

A unique combination of zeolites and buffers traps and neutralizes oxidizing gasses, other pre-acidic gasses, and de-gradable by-products - giving Artcaretm boards the ability to actively protect art and photograph prints against attack by external pollutants and internal vices.


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