Return to the Scrapbooks Forum | Post a Follow-Up

archival quality for digital photography

Posted by robijamie (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 20, 01 at 18:16

I'm sure this has been asked, but I really need to know the answer to this.

I own a digital camera, and print off picture on photo paper. I would like to know what the best way to do it for keeping the photos archival safe for years to come. What paper to buy, do I need a different kind of ink, etc. Thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: archival quality for digital photography

What I've been told is that the ink jet pictures will fade with time...don't think there is anything you can do about it. And...that the laser jet pics last much longer...most of us have ink jet printers. But..I am going to go ahead and use what pictures I want from my printer...when they are in an album, the light and air doesn't hit them, so they should (I feel) last as long as anyone concerned will want them...a chance we have to take if we are going to use them. I might buy a laser printer the next time...the cartridges are more expensive, but it might be worth the investment....

RE: archival quality for digital photography

Most digital paper that I have tried has a high acid content. For pictures to last longer you need to use acid-free digtal paper. (I have only found one company that carries this.)

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Scrapbooks Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here