Why should you be concerned about the terms acid free lignin free buffered? What do they have to do with papercrafting?
'Admittedly, key archival documentation remains
under lock and key and will be inaccessible for a long time to come. But
enough material is available, in the form of declassified documents,
memoirs, oral histories and journalistic treatments, to begin to piece
together the story.' ~Frederick Logevall
If you have been scrap booking for awhile, you have probably heard all of these terms being used or seen them on product labels. Some people seem concerned about them and others are not. It's a good idea to be informed about what these things mean so you can make a choice about whether or not you will be concerned.
But what does acid free lignin free buffered mean? And how can your photo albums be affected by these qualities?
Let's look at some facts about these terms:
Australia has standards for paper production when the paper is to be used for archival purposes. You can look for evidence that the product you want to use has complied with this standard. Other countries may have these standards too.
So what do you do about these concerns?
I'll tell you what I did. I checked all of my old albums for signs of deterioration. I found deterioration, especially in the older albums that had 'magnetised' pages with adhesive on them. These albums were popular in the 1970s and used very acidic adhesives.
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