I am finally getting around to doing something with all the newspaper clippings I have collected on family members. Any advice on mounting them? Someone told me to copy them then mount the computer paper copy. Just looking for some know how.
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There is also Archival Mist- not cheap but it is for preserving old clippings- I'd try it on a sample first.
And yes storing your original clippings safely is fine and using the copies are goos. Just make sure anything that you are not sure if it is archival safe does not touch original pictures as there is a chance of acid or other damage down the road. You might also want to copies those original pics too depending on how irrresplaceable they are. BJR.
How about getting the old newspaper clips laminated? I know Office Max does it. That is what our church did with some older newspaper articles that we wanted to keep.
I agree with Glor46er, I would scan them to save them to my computer first but then laminate them. I have a Purple Cow laminator that I got at a local craft store. It turned out cheaper than constantly running to the Office Depot. I also am doing this with hand written recipes from the family and other things I want to keep from aging any further. The laminator is very easy to use and has already paid for itself.
They make a spray to take the acid out of the newsprint. Your custom framer or perhaps a hobby store will have this product. After spraying they will not turn yellow.
If you want to preserve the original you can mount them onto acid free paper using mylar hinges http://www.unitedmfrs.com/cart/detail.cfm?item=3791
or Acid free framers tape. http://www.unitedmfrs.com/cart/detail.cfm?item=4990
Some mylar is archival and some is not. If you are going to slip them into mylar sleves make sure you look for archival mylar or the acid will ruin your pieces.
As for mounting them, I am a custom framer. I cut the acid free matboard hole a little smaller than the clipping and incase the newspaper in a custom made mylar sleve to fit the article. The mylar is attached to the matboard from the reverse with acid free framers tape, so it doesn't show. Acid free backing board on the back . Don't forget that light will harm your article. Use Conservation grade glass which is like sunglasses for your article. Should last for years if kept out of direct sunlight.
Last edited on 6/28/2010
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According to information in my geneaolgy magazines, laminating newspaper is the worst thing you can do. With no air, the paper will eventually fall apart. I use Archival Mist.