The two biggest things to consider when storing photos long-term are heat and light. Our Photo Box protects precious and valuable photographs and negatives from the ravages of UV rays, acid, dust and dirt. Archival quality envelopes group sets of photographs or negatives together and can be labeled for easy identification. You can also use use Archival Storage Boxes for printed materials or photographs. They're constructed from acid-free materials and feature a buffering agent to neutralize any migrant acid and atmospheric pollutants. This archival material is crafted into solid, secure boxes that resist dust, dirt, and light infiltration. Rigid, metal-reinforced corners create a secure seam and resist crushing even when stacked. This combination yields a container that will protect for generations to come.
Once you've selected the right archival containers and organized your photos, store everything in a climate-controlled area of your home, like a closet. Do not store photos in an attic, basement or garage.
For the storage of documents; small pieces of art; collectible printed pieces such as baseball cards, books, or magazines; and other valuable or important papers; our Upright Box provide the archival environment to preserve and protect your treasures. Their construction allows for access to the contents without touching the surface of the documents and reduces the risk of damage, scratches, or bent corners.