Acid Free Paper Archival Paper

Do you know what the life expectancy will be of the paper you write or print your research notes on?

Professional archivists and people from the legal profession generally need to store important documents for as long as possible. One of the techniques they use is to keep everything away from acid. Acid in paper, ink and storage boxes attacks the documents, weakening the structure of the paper, causing yellowing and fragility.

Older papers were made from materials such as linen and hemp, and so were naturally alkaline. or acid free, therefore lasting hundreds of years. However 21st century paper and most modern paper is usually made from wood pulp, which is often acidic and does not keep for long periods.

For the family historian, archival quality acid free paper is essential for the safe long term storage and permanence of research notes and documents. But archival acid free paper is very difficult to get hold of and not easily found in general stationers.

When your research has taken so long to uncover all of this valuable information in your family history why then record it on standard acidic paper that will fade in time? Our papers are acid and alkaline free (neutral pH) and guaranteed by the manufacturer for a minimum of 200 years. As well as printing, these sheets can be used as acid free safe interleaves between photographs and documents or alternatively we offer acid free card which also offers more support.

NOTE: Ensure your printer also has acid free ink. Most inkjet printer original cartridges are acid free but beware of using compatibles as these often are not. We also supply acid free pens for those who wish to write on acid free paper.

We stock four choices of archival acid free paper in A4 and three in A3