In my latest employment I dealt with this problem almost every day. The
rule of thumb we used was to have the newsclippings copied onto acid
free paper stock.
If you encapsulate it in mylar you are just locking in the acid and
causing faster damage.
You could also have it copied onto opaque (white) mylar-like material
I would recommend that or encapsulate a copy made on acid free paper
For full size you will have to go to a Copy Cop, PiP, etc. business.
They usually have a good quality paper even if it is not fully acid free
it will keep longer.
If you are keeping the actual newspaper, you may want to put it between
two sheets of MYLAR 2or 3 (do not seal them, so it can breath) and into
an archival box made especially for newspapers. You can use Google
"archival products" to find a storage box. Then store the box where the
temperature and humidity remain fairly even all year long.
On Friday, November 15, 2002, at 09:45 AM, Adam Herbst wrote:
> I know that I am asking the 'wrong' listserv, but you have come through
> before, so . . .
> I have the newspaper from the date of the birth of my son (4 years) and
> would like to find a way to preserve it. From my limited knowledge,
> newsprint is so acidic that it bleeds its acid into things around it.
> anyone give me a direction in which to go?
> Please, no smart suggestions like try google.
> Thank you in advance.
> Adam Herbst
> Product Support Manager
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