What is a paper paged album with parchment paper?
Picture Me’s paper paged photo albums/scrapbooks have parchment paper in between each page and are directly imported from Europe and Canada. Each album is handmade by skilled artisans with techniques and skills handed down from generation to generation. Parchment paper albums allow for greater artistic control over the presentation of photos and other memorabilia and are ideal for storing and presenting mixed sized photos, with plenty of room for making notations.
Our albums/scrapbooks feature acid-free parchment paper interleaves, with a fine acid-free strong white tissue (or glassine) which gently protects the surface of your photographs. It is important that parchment paged albums/scrapbooks have interleaves between each page, as this plays an important role in protecting the photographs from scratching and chafing on each other, and from sticking together in humid conditions. If a parchment-page album does not have interleaving, customers should only use one side of the page.
What does book-bound mean?
All of Picture Me’s albums are book-bound, that is, the pages are stitched in or glued in. This means that the albums are not refillable. You cannot add or remove pages, or change the order of the pages. Bookbound products will generally last significantly longer than any photo album that pages can be added to!!!
What do you mean by “acid free”?
Acid causes paper to deteriorate and can also migrate to contribute to the deterioration of photos and memorabilia. This aging process is slowed significantly when the acid is removed from paper during the manufacturing process. Anything that touches your photos should be acid-free, including paper, glue, markers and stickers, otherwise your photos will discolor and deteriorate faster than they would naturally.
How do I attach the photo to the page?
There are several different methods to attaching the photo or item to your album. You can use acid free glue, photo corners, or any method of acid free two sided tape. Just glue or stick whatever your using behind the photo. Position your photo and stick the photograph or memorabilia to the page.
Should I be wearing gloves?
Grease and skin acids from fingerprints are sometimes hard to remove so avoid direct contact with photographs where possible. Cotton gloves are inexpensive to buy if you (most drug stores) have a tendency to “overhandle” your photographs.
Can I write in the album?
Absolutely! One of the benefits of a paper paged album/scrapbook is that you can write directly on the pages, however, avoid using regular inks such as those found in ballpoint and felt-tips pens as they can contain acids or solvents. Use pens that are labeled acid free, permanent and water free. “Gel pens” work well for this purpose and come in a variety of colours! Metallic gold, silver or copper pens work well on black pages.