Designed to preserve photographic slides, negatives, and prints in beautiful condition for centuries, the kit is based on research conducted at one of America's foremost preservation institutions. Photographic images will last up to several hundred times longer in freezer storage than at room temperature. No other preservation method can achieve this high standard of collection care. Freezer storage is safe, cost effective, and practical with the Image Archive Freezer Kit.
Each kit contains all materials to make 5 freezer-ready packages. The package is designed to hold polypropylene letter-file size storage pages in a variety of image formats. One box will store 25 to 30 pages of 35 mm slides, negatives, prints, or transparencies. Each box will warm safely to room temperature and be ready for access in approximately 3 hours.
Any conventional freezer operating at -18 to -22 C (0 F to -8 F) is suitable. Manual defrost or frost-free reach-in freezers that are sold in the home appliance market are appropriate for small collections. Flammable materials storage or explosion proof freezers are recommended for storage of nitrate base film. Large capacity walk-in freezers are widely available and operate with an auto defrost cycle. Mini walk-in freezers can also be purchased.
Photographic material is best stored for long term preservation in a cold and dry (low relative humidity) environment. The freezer provides the cold, and the SafeCare Image Archive Freezer Kit controls the relative humidity. Call for additional information.
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