Archivers to Close

Archivers  Maple Grove

Archiver’s, Maple Grove, MN

Archiver’s The Photo Memory Store is shutting their doors, unable to adapt changes that have taken place within the imaging industry. Poor business decisions also played a part, as the company hired executives not familiar with the industry and failed to effectively manage inventory.

Natural Photo Album Archival: Acid and PVC Free, yet the paper contains harmful lignin.

Natural Photo Album Archival: Acid and PVC Free, yet the paper contains harmful lignin.

I will miss Archiver’s for a different reason. I haven’t been there recently, but when I was at Creative Memories, I could always count on Archiver’s to have a variety of competitive products that we would use for testing. I could also count on Archiver’s to have misleading claims on some of their products, highlighting how meaningless terms like “acid-free” and “photo-safe” had become.

For more details on this closing see Dear customer and Archiver’s Closure – A Symptom of a Dying Industry?


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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