Tuesday
Jul202010

How do I archive and preserve my prints?

Inkjet prints are delicate and should be treated much in the same way a museum or gallery would treat a piece of art. When preserving your photographs you should store them in a room that is around 70 degrees farenheit at relatively low humidity, about 30-40% (Make sure you do not store your photos in your attic or basement as these areas are susceptible extreme levels of humidity and temperature change.) Prints should be stored in an enclosed archival box (Moab has some pretty sleekly designed Chinle Archival Box Options) that is acid- and lignin-free. The Library of Congress has a great FAQ section that explains how to ensure the longevity of your prints, as well as other helpful archival tips.