Photograph display and archiving, which plastic is best? Resource alert

CONTEMPORARY ART RESOURCES ARCHIVING COLLECTORS

Confused about which type of plastic is most likely to meet your photograph display and archiving needs? Archival Methods News has published a few top tips to help collectors, gallerists and artists hone in on that perfect solution within the range of options available.

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As stated in the article published in Archival Methods News,

There are many different plastics available today, though in general the preferred types are polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene. These plastics effectively serve similar purposes, but there are a few differences to note.

The article then goes on to discuss each plastic type and its benefits and uses. Of course, it also notes that “the best choice of plastic will depend on what your particular needs are, as each serves a somewhat different purpose.” Displayed photographs do best in polyester sleeves as they “provide a higher clarity” whereas it is best to store images in polypropylene or polyethylene.

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