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Preservation 101Basic Tips for the Household Archivist Michelle Light, Acting Head of Special Collections and ArchivesUniversity of California, Irvine Librariesmichelle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Store your paper to protect it from six hazards:
Relative humidity of 20-50%.
Temperature of 65-70ºF.Save your photographs
Pigment-based inks are more stable than dye-based inks but have a smaller color range.
Select archival papers that areacid-free, buffered, lignin-free and optical brightener-free.
Coated ink jet papers work best with compatible inks.Create long-lasting ink jet prints
adhesives should pass the
Photographic Activity Test (PAT),
particularly anything that comes
into contact with the photographs.