Post # 1
I will be receiving printed 4×6 proofs from my photog along with the files on a CD. What’s the best way to store the paper proofs so that it won’t fade or get damaged over the years?
I’d prefer to have them in some sort of archival quality albums…any recommendations?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2006 - Rockhouse Hotel
The best person to ask would be your photographer. It really depends on the quality of the photo paper. Some photo paper only lasts a few years before you can see signs of aging. Others can last for over a century with proper care. I’m sure your photog can recommend some reputable archival albums/ boxes.
The general guidelines are: 1. Use archival materials and 2. Keep the photos away from bright light, widely fluctuating humidity, and extreme temps (e.g. basements, attics, and garages)
In addition to protecting your physical proofs, you may also want to consider backing up your files. AND backing up the backup. You never know what might happen to storage devices (fire, damage by a pet, water spill, etc) so it’s a good idea to have a copy of the files online with a reputable company.
We have copies of our wedding jpegs on the original DVD from the photog, our computer, our external harddrive, and online with flickr. It sounds like a lot, but it’s not much work at all. We actually do this with all our computer files.