JAIC 2002, Volume 41, Number 3, Article 6 (pp. 279 to 290)
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JAIC 2002, Volume 41, Number 3, Article 6 (pp. 279 to 290)

EFFECTS OF ENCLOSURE PAPERS AND PAPERBOARDS CONTAINING LIGNINS ON PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE STABILITY

DANIEL M. BURGE, JAMES M. REILLY, & DOUGLAS W. NISHIMURA



6 CONCLUSIONS

The following conclusions about paper and paperboard enclosures were drawn:

  • Fully delignified wood-pulp papers should be as safe as cotton papers for the storage of photographic images.
  • Wood extractives not removed during pulping and bleaching are potential sources of silver image degradation.
  • Lignins are a source of gelatin staining.
  • Harmful pollutants from lignins-containing paper products can cross air spaces to damage photographic images.


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