Paper & Tissue

Archival Paper

  • Application

    Archival Paper is made from high alpha cellulose pulp with 25% cotton content.

    NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) recommends buffered paper stock for the storage of all photographic materials (except cyanotypes and dye-transfer images). The degradation of all paper products over time means that the use of non-buffered, neutral paper stock in the storage of photographs can quickly result in an local environment that becomes increasingly acidic. Recent research has shown that the only hazard to alkaline-sensitive photographs its prolonged exposure to water (which, of course, should always be avoided in any case).

  • Features

    NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) recommends buffered paper stock for the storage of all photographic materials (except cyanotypes and dye-transfer images). The degradation of all paper products over time means that the use of non-buffered, neutral paper stock in the storage of photographs can quickly result in an local environment that becomes increasingly acidic. Recent research has shown that the only hazard to alkaline-sensitive photographs its prolonged exposure to water (which, of course, should always be avoided in any case).

    Please Note: We would be happy to custom-cut our Archival Paper to fit your needs. Call us today at 866-877-7050 and we’ll get your order started.

  • Specifications

    High alpha cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber with 25% Cotton

    Buffered with calcium carbonate 2-3% alkaline reserve, pH 9 ±0.5, acid–free.

    Paper passes the PAT (Photographic Activity Test) ISO IT 18916 (formerly ISO 14523 ANSI IT9.16).

    Sulfur content is less than 0.0008% reducible sulfur

    Lignin content is tested by TAPPI 236 cm-85 and has a Kappa number of less than five.

    Paper will not degrade and cause harm to artwork or documents.

    Note: Some suppliers of archival products are providing confusing information about the use of un-buffered boards and papers with photographic materials. Black-white and color photography (both conventional and digital output) should have mounts or enclosures made from buffered paper. This is the recommendation from the latest ISO document 18902, “Photographic Films, Papers Filing Enclosures”. The only items that need matting or storage in un-buffered papers are cyanotypes (architectural blue prints) and protein based textiles. ISO18902 is available at www.ansi.org.

Archival White Paper ITEM# : QTY. 1-9 : QTY. 10+ : ORDER :
4 x 6'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-046 $2.45 $2.10
5 x 7'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-057 $4.90 $4.50
8 x 10'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-001 $11.25 $10.35
8-1/2 x 11'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-002 $15.00 $13.80
297mm x 210mm White - PKG. of 100 98-A4 $19.90 $18.30
11 x 14'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-004 $22.40 $20.60
11 x 17'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-005 $29.00 $26.70
12 x 12'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-003 $29.90 $27.50
12 x 16'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-006 $29.90 $27.50
420mm x 297mm White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-A3 $35.90 $33.25
13 x 19'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-007 $33.65 $30.95
14 x 18'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-008 $39.25 $36.10
16 x 20'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-009 $41.55 $38.25
17 x 22'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-010 $51.95 $47.80
17 x 25'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-016 $63.55 $58.45
18 x 24'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-011 $51.95 $47.80
20 x 24'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-012 $51.95 $47.80
22 x 28'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-013 $89.70 $82.55
24 x 30'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-014 $112.25 $103.25
24 x 36'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-018 $123.35 $113.50
26 x 40'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-015 $129.40 $119.05
32 x 40'' White Paper - PKG. of 100 98-017 $179.40 $165.05