September 24, 2021

How to Preserve Prints

You have decided to print your wedding photos, now what? How should you store and keep your prints looking their best for years to come? Let’s talk about how to preserve prints.

Prints are simply photos on paper. Hopefully, you have chosen a reputable printer or ordered your photos from your photographer to ensure they are printed on quality paper. No matter the quality, they can still fade, tear, or wrinkle if not stored properly. Many things such as direct sunlight, heat, humidity, dust, etc., come into play that can harm your photos if they are exposed to it for long periods of time.

A couple tips on how to preserve prints ~

• Hold your print by the corners and let it sag a bit in the middle, so as to avoid getting oils from your fingers on the print.

• If you are not framing your prints, store them back to back in an acid-free folder. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the prints.

• Place your prints in a humidity free area in your home. Your attic is not an ideal environment, for example.

If you have any questions about how to preserve your prints, shoot me an email and I’d love to discuss it with you!

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