The Conservation By Design (CXD) folders, envelopes and pockets range is designed for the storage and preservation of a wide variety of archival material including photographs. They can be made from any of the papers and boards featured in this catalogue depending on the storage and performance needs of the object and the archivist.
Mostly they are made from paper and board but we do include some plastic based products with unique performance characteristics such as Corrosion Intercept® pollution scavenger films or the Visifile™ transparent Polypropylene drawer folders.
There are three types of paper and board from which the folders and envelopes are made.
Premier™ Heritage Archival pHotokraft™ paper
The Premier™ range of folders and envelopes are based on Heritage Archival pHotokraft™ paper, which is designed for strength and purity. It is available in a variety of popular light fast colours; Neutral Grey, Taupe, Duke Parchment, Old Grey Ivory and White. The paper is acid and lignin free, passes the P.A.T. Photographic Activity Test and is made from long fibred archival quality ‘Kraft’ fibres. The White colour is available buffered or unbuffered for storing special types of photographs.
Premier™ Duplex laminated paper and board
Premier™ Duplex folders and envelopes are produced by laminating two different colours of Heritage Archival pHotokraft™ paper together. Lamination gives an attractive appearance while imparting extra fold and tear strength. The standard Duplex colours are Neutral Grey and White and are available in 300 micron, 650 micron, 1000 micron, 1300 micron and 1625 micron callipers.
pHoton™ 100% cotton High Purity paper
pHoton™ is a high purity paper made from 100% pure cotton fibre to a fixed quality standard by the Munktell Mill which is famous for producing the world’s first chromatography filter paper. The mill mainly produces scientific and medical grades and is therefore ideal for the production of photographic storage paper which requires the highest level of consistent purity. In this section are a variety of folders and envelopes designed for photographic storage.
A full specification for the pHoton™ paper can be found in the Papers, Boards and Materials section.
We are happy to produce special custom sizes and designs in any quantity using our Kasemake CXD made to measure Smart™ service.