Classic Archival Kits for Photographs | Artwork | Documents | Fabrics | Everything!

 

 

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Classic Archival Kits for
Photographs | Artwork | Documents | Fabrics | Digital Media | Everything!

 

So, just what do YOU have that needs ARCHIVAL protection?

What would that special someone on your holiday gift list REALLY APPRECIATE?

Whatever it is, chances are that Archival Methods has a museum-quality COMPLETE KIT designed just for it!

 

                Family Photographs

                Artwork

                35mm Slides

                Genealogy Materials

                Old Family Letters & Documents

                Newspapers & Magazines

                Wedding Dresses / Quilts / & Family Heirloom Fabrics

                CDs / DVDs / DVD-Rs

                Thumb Drives & Camera Storage Cards

 

 

Archival Methods Kits: The Three E’sEasy, Efficient, Effective!

When it comes to the organization and archival storage of your prints, artwork and collectibles it is sometimes easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed, even for the most experienced archivist.

Here at Archival Methods we’re all about the Three E’s –  we want to do everything possible to make this process
Easy, Efficient and Effective.

Our complete kits make properly preserving and storing your materials much easier by providing you with EVERYTHING you need in handy, all-in-one, easy-to-use packages!

 

 


 

 

Archival Methods Kits: For Photographs & Snapshots

 

 

4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit

 

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4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit
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The 4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit provides archival safe storage for your photographs by utilizing 25 Archive Envelopes, which hold up to 36 prints each, to effectively organize your collection of square / 3.5 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ photos and snapshots. Each kit has the capacity to store 900 prints, and the black box looks ultra cool on the shelf in your home or office!

Additionally, if you have 35 mm negatives (strips of four frames) each envelope has a separate pocket to store them.

The exterior of the envelope provides plenty of space to record and document information about photographs such as dates, people and places. All-Purpose Index Cards are also included to make organization even easier!

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: 4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

Illustrated Blog: Dating Photos & Media / American Family Archives

Short Video: Preserving Family Photographs / Old Photo Envelopes

 


 

 

Metal Edged QPO 1000 Kit

 

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Metal Edged QPO 1000 Kit
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This handy QPO 1000 Kit allows you to organize your 4 x 6’’ prints by dividing your photos into categories and placing them in archival Clear File Boxes (see pix above). This design allows you to select a top image or index print (if available) to identify the photos within each Clear File Box. It is an easy, visual way to quickly identify and organize / retrieve your photos!

Each kit holds up to 1005 prints, and includes an archival Short Top Box, 15 Clear File Boxes and 25 Index Cards.


Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Metal Edge QPO 1000 Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

Short Video: Metal Edge QPO Photo Storage Kits

 


 

 

Metal Edged QPO 1202 Kit

 

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Metal Edged QPO 1202 Kit
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This QPO 1202 Kit provides archivally safe storage for ALL your images, including traditional film based photography and digital prints. Inside one box you have the capacity to store 1,200 prints within four separate print caddies. Each print caddy will hold our archival polyethylene bags filled with your 4 x 6’’ (or 3.5 x 5″) prints. Index Card Dividers are included for additional organization and labeling of your collection. Labels can easily be applied to the dividers to identify the date, location and who is in the photographs.

Kit includes a Hinge Lid Black Metal Edge Box, four Print Caddies, 25 Card Stock Dividers and 100 archival Polyethylene Bags.

 

Additional Info:

Short Video: Metal Edge QPO Photo Storage Kits

Illustrated Blog: Dating Photos & Media: American Family Archives





Metal Edged QPO 2400 Kit

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Metal Edged QPO 2400 Kit
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Ya know, folks, drawers, shoeboxes, pigeonholes, photo-finishing envelopes or in-baskets were NEVER meant for the storage of large quantities of 4 x 6’’ or 3.5 x 5″ prints – so this QPO 2400 Kit was designed just for that! This kit incorporates a combination of products that give you everything you need to organize, store and protect 4 x 6’’ or 3.5 x 5″ photographs – and save in the process!

This sturdy, compact, large-quantity print organizer is fully archival and holds 2400 4 x 6’’ or 3.5 x 5″ prints. As a kit, the price of this product represents a savings of 20% over individually purchased components, which are also available separately.

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Metal Edge QPO 2400 Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

Short Video: Metal Edge QPO Photo Storage Kits




 

 

Archival Methods Kits: For 35mm Slides



35mm Slide Storage System

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35mm Slide Storage System (Please click on either image for more information.)


While perhaps a relic of yesteryear, the long-term SAFE storage of precious 35mm originals is as important as ever, as sometimes these slides contain images that are unique and not in any other format. 

Storing slides with Archival Methods’ 35mm Slide Storage System “box-within-a-box-within-a-box” has many advantages. You end up with a compact 11-3/4 x 15 x 3″ rigid box that safely stores up to 1200 plastic or cardboard mounted 35mm slides or about 600 glass mounted slides. What’s more, these kits are available in both tan and black to match your tastes and decor!

This unique system consists of four components: a) Slide Trays to group slides together; b) individual 35mm Slide Boxes to hold slide trays; c) acid-free slide dividers; and d) a 3’’ Drop Front Master Box that neatly and conveniently holds and protects the six individual Slide Boxes. 

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: 35mm Slide Storage System / Archival Solution of the Week

Illustrated Blog: Preserving 35mm Slides / American Family Archives

Short Video: 35mm Slide Storage

 


 

 

35mm / 2400 Slide Storage Kit

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35mm / 2400 Slide Storage Kit (Please click on either image for more information.)

 

OK, so let’s say you have a WHOLE LOT of 35mm slides in old-school carousel trays (see pix on left, above) or unsafe vinyl pages. Sure, slides are a bit out of date in the digital age, but often these slides contain personal or business images that exists in NO OTHER FORMAT. This being the case these slides must ABSOLUTELY be archivally preserved, and for this reason we’ve created our 35mm / 2400 Slide Storage Kit. As the name implies, this handy all-in-one kit will hold up to 2,400 plastic or cardboard mounted slides! Boom! Done!

This complete kit consists of four components: a) Slide Trays to group slides within the Slide Box; b) 35mm Slide Box to hold the slide trays; c) an Artifact Master Box that neatly and conveniently holds and protects 12 of the Slide Boxes; and d) Acid Free Card Stock Dividers for labeling your collection. 

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Preserving 35mm Slides / American Family Archives

Short Video: 35mm Slide Storage

 



 

 

Archival Methods Kits: 
For 
Documents & Letters  /  Newspapers & Magazines  /
Textiles & Heirloom Fabrics

 

 

Document Storage Kit

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Document Storage Kit (Please click on either image for more information.)


Do you have old family letters / genealogical records / birth certificates / important documents? If so, for the highest level of protection and easy organization (and access!), store your documents in the acid-free file folders within the archival document storage box included in this all-in-one Document Storage Kit! Our money-saving box and file kit will save you 15% over individually ordered products.

Each kit consists of a letter-size document box and a package of 50 cream color archival Half-Cut File Folders. You can also select from our tan, gray or black Document Boxes to match your tastes and decor!

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Document Storage Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

Illustrated Blog: Preserving Old Letters in the Digital Age

Short Video: Preserving Old Letters

 


 

 

Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kits



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Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kits (Please click on either image for more information.)

Newsprint and magazine paper, by its very nature, is a poor candidate for long term preservation. It is manufactured at the lowest possible cost and contains acid, lignin and other impurities that are not conductive to long life. Yet there are things you CAN do to maximize longevity, which is especially important if the newspaper or magazine is of important historical or personal value.

We recommend storing these materials in museum-quality polyethylene bags and then storing the bagged materials in an archival box – ALL of which comes in our Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kit! What’s more, we offer FOUR different sizes of these all-in-one kits to simplify your newspaper and magazine storage.

Each kit consists of three components: a) a Drop Front Box; b) ten Polypropylene bags; c) one re-usable Desiccant Canister. And you can choose between our Metal Canister Desiccant, which is easily re-activated in a vented oven, or our Plastic Canister Desiccant, which is easily re-activated in a microwave oven.

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kits / Archival Solution of the Week

Short Video: Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kits




 

 

Textile Storage Kit

 

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Textile Storage Kit (Please click on either image for more information.)

 

This custom-designed kit is PERFECT for the archival storage of wedding dresses, quilts, old uniforms, baby clothes, and other textiles!

Our exclusive Textile Storage Kit contains everything you need to store that precious fabric, including: a) one Textile Storage Box (30 x 18 x 6”); b) two pairs of white cotton gloves; c) 20 feet Un-Buffered 24’’ wide tissue; d) one reusable metal Desiccant Canister to absorb moisture (it won’t harm fabrics!); and e) one polyethylene bag to protect the whole package. Helpful conservation tips are also included.

The kit’s corrugated box is easily assembled with a self-locking tab design and is manufactured from acid- and lignin-free paper. For added protection from acidic migration, this gray corrugated board has a 3% calcium carbonate buffering.

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Preserving Wedding Dresses & Heirloom Fabrics

Short Video: Textile Storage Kit

 

 



 

 

Archival Methods Kits: Presentation & Framing

 

 

Portfolio & Mat Board Combination Kit

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Portfolio & Mat Board Combination Kit
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Create your own stunning archival portfolio – economically! Our Portfolio & Mat Board Combination Kits (available in EIGHT sizes – from a compact 9 x 12″ up to a large 20 x 24″!) contain everything you need to mat your images and make a great presentation. You can choose an Onyx Portfolio Box with white lining & Bright White Museum Board or an Onyx Portfolio Box with black lining & Black Museum Board. Also included in the complete kit is a roll of white acid-free tape for hinging your window mat to its backing board.


Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Onyx Fine Portfolio Boxes / Archival Solution of the Week

Illustrated Blog: Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Mat Board / Archival Solution of the Week

 

 


 

 

Gallery 12 Wood Frames

 

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If you’re framing your stuff (artwork / photographs / collectibles / genealogy materials / practically anything else!) and are looking to save both TIME and MONEY (and want STUNNING, professional-looking, archival results!), then look no further than Archival Methods’ complete and all-inclusive Gallery 12 Wood Frames.

 

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All you need is a phillips-head screwdriver to put the whole kit together, and as easy as they are to assemble (saving you time = money!) these beautiful and classy frames are just as easily re-opened to access your artwork and change out your stuff should you ever need to / want to!

Available in three elegant finishes ( Natural / Satin White / Satin Black – see pix above), these high-quality Gallery 12 Wood Frames are made from carefully selected solid woods, not the cheap veneers often found at arts & crafts store frame shops. They are also significantly less expensive than frames offered by your typical professional frame shop. Our Natural frames are made of maple with a clear finish, while our Satin Black and Satin White frames are made of solid poplar (see photos, above), and each come in the following standard / popular sizes:  11 x 14″   |   16 x 20″   |   18 x 24″   |   20 x 24″  |   22 x 28″

 

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: Gallery 12 Wood Frames / Archival Solution of the Week

Short Video: Gallery 12 Wood Frames

 

 


 

 

Complete Frame Kits

 

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Complete Frame Kits (Please click on either image for more information.)


This Complete Frame Kit gives you EVERYTHING you need to beautifully frame and display your artwork using museum-quality archival materials to make the project fast, easy and ARCHIVALLY SAFE! Just select the frame profile and finish you would like, and then determine the size you need.

Each kit includes:

Your choice of frame profile (111 / 105 / 115) in elegant silver or black finishes (see our Pre-Cut Frames)

Frame assembly hardware & picture hanging wire kits (includes 2 hangers), and two hangers

UV filtering OP-3 Acrylite glazing

A Pre-Cut Window Mat made of 4 ply Bright White board for the window / 2 ply board for the backing (openings are centered for either horizontal or vertical display)

Appropriately-sized photo corners for the size print you’re framing

Acid-free 1/8″ thick Foamboard backing

 

Additional Info:

Short Video: How to Assemble a Complete Frame Kit

 

 



 

 

Archival Methods Kits: Digital  /  CD & DVD Storage

 

 

USB / Memory Card Storage Kit

 

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USB / Memory Card Storage Kit (Please click on any image for more information.)

 

Looking for a solution for storing and organizing your USB flash drives and camera memory cards? Often the small profile of these storage devices makes identifying their contents difficult (see pix above). This all-in-one USB / Memory Card Storage Kit solves that problem once and for all!

Our kit provides storage for up to 48 USB Drives, and includes an Indexing Card and individual Labels (3/8” x 5/8’’) to help you sort things out. The kit’s 8 Tray Bins will hold USB Drives, Memory Cards (in their protective sleeves), even 35 mm slides and CDs / DVDs!

Dividers create 6 storage spaces per Tray Bin for USB Drives, while the Index Card provides reference information for each divided section of the Tray Bins. The labels—easily removed without sticky residue—can be used to cross-reference the storage media’s location within the kit, and to provide title of each USB Drive or Memory Card.

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: USB / Memory Card Storage Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

 

 


 

 

CD/DVD Storage Kit

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CD/DVD Storage Kit (Please click on either image for more information.)


Organizing and storing CDs and DVDs can be a problem, especially when you need to find that critical disk fast! Our CD/DVD Storage Kit will provide safe archival storage while allowing you to easily and logically organize your collection for both storage and quick retrieval.

This kit consists of a Black Short Top metal edge box and three CD/DVD Caddies made of our tan Archival-Grade Board. Each caddy will hold anywhere from 9 CD/DVDs in standard jewel cases or 40 CD/DVDs in plastic or paper sleeves. This allows the organizer to hold between 27 and 120 CD/DVDs, depending on how they are housed.

Additional Info:

Illustrated Blog: CD/DVD Storage Kit / Archival Solution of the Week

 

 


 

 

So, there you have it, folks! A wide selection of safe, archivally secure storage and presentation kits for everything in your family archive or collection.

Not seeing what you need? No problem, as we’re always here to answer ALL of your archival questions. Just contact us (see below) and we’ll be happy to help!

 

 


 

 

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Contact Us

If you have any additional questions on preserving your old photos and anything else in your collection, or would you like more information on any of our museum-quality archival storage and presentation materials, please contact us here at Archival Methods. We’re always there to help with any archiving, storage, or presentation questions you may have.

We would also like to encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and our large selection of informative and crisply-illustrated (and often humorous!) blogs for up-to-the-minute information, Archival Solutions of the Week (take a look at this archive for more info!), and stories of interest. Likewise, our exclusive short videos illustrate many of the archival products and procedures that you may wish to “see in action,” so please take a look!

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