Acid, lignin free stuff that won't hurt scrapbooks

adellabedella_usaJanuary 11, 2002

There is a big deal made out of using the acid free, lignin free paper and other products that won't hurt pictures over time. As I've started looking at examples on the internet of scrapbook pages other people have done, I'm finding more and more objects and techniques that people have incorporated to make their pages look nice. I'd love to use some of this other stuff, but I'm wondering how it would affect the longetivity of my pictures. For example, I've seen some really neat ideas with twine, sewing, wooden buttons, fabric, wire, etc. But wouldn't the use of this stuff be more likely to damage photos?

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sherryinmaryland

i think you are right about being concerned with what can damage the photos you are trying to preserve. all in all the scrapbooks intent is to preserve photos for future generations...i think that many of the decorative techniques are undermining just that. i am very cautious about what i use, and realize that just because something says "acid free" doesn't mean that it is safe to use. it is a poorly regulated industry, and sometimes you don't get what you buy.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2002 at 7:13AM
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tondaleya

I agree! I am a Creative Memories Consultant and I can guarantee that our products are safe. Creative Memories uses a team of scientist to test their products and have over a million dollars invested in this process. Feel free to view my website as all of your questions can be answered. If not, feel free to contact me!

www.mycmsite.com/tondaleyalyons

    Bookmark   April 21, 2006 at 6:49PM
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Shannon01

I always find folks laughing when the companies toot about guarantees for 100 years! Whenever my friend, my upline when I was a CM consultant, tells about the long guarantee, there is always someone in the crowd that comments how none of us will be around 100 years from now to know it the researchers were right. That is so true. I guess we just have to trust the researchers. That is why I stick with the reputable companies like CM, Mrs. Grossman, the big names. They have a lot invested in having a good product. Sometimes I see an odd brand sticker but I pass cause I just don't know if it is any good.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 1:36PM
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sue102

I agree that we have to trust the companies that claim that the scrapbooks will last 100 years or more. After all, isn't that what we want from them? How will our ancestors get an idea of what our lives were like if our photos/pages don't last?
Sue

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 6:54PM
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