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[This article was originally posted at https://www.hidglobal.com/blog/select-materials-your-next-id-card-project-confidence.] 31 OCT 2016 by Dr. Mark Mizen Balancing between longevity and cost is at the heart of choosing a card material for your ID, badge or financial card printing solution. While design and technology … Continue reading
PVC is used for lots of things, including most gift cards, ID cards, and credit cards. One of the disadvantages of PVC is that while it can be recycled, it very rarely is. PVC has a recycling code of 3, … Continue reading
Earlier this year, this blog published test results showing that the strap in Our Memories for Life (OMFL) albums was not photo safe and consequently their “100% photo-safe” claim was not correct. According to OMFL, the straps are now made … Continue reading
Photo safety is a complex subject and it is difficult to know what to do about it. Here, in one concise list are my recommendations for Ahni, Zoe, Creative Memories, Our Memories for Life, and anyone else concerned about photo … Continue reading
My Facebook news feed is infested with ads for Artisan State photo books. Facebook even tells me that lots of my friends like Artisan State photo books. I previously wrote about Artisan State in Photo Books to Avoid expressing my … Continue reading
I had a chance this morning to see the X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) results on Our Memories For Life’s album strap. Anything that contains 36% chlorine is not 100% photo-safe. Sorry, Youngevity.
It’s a blog not a peer reviewed scientific journal. Yes, that’s right the All About Images Blog is not a scientific journal. Yesterday, I posted an update to my original report on album straps: “June 23, 2014: Youngevity’s Our Memories … Continue reading
Polyvinyl chloride, which is also called PVC, harms photographs. Yet, it is not always clear whether a specific product contains PVC, and labels may be misleading. One indication is that the plasticizer in some PVC products smells like a new car. A better … Continue reading
Both the hydrochloric acid released by the breakdown of the PVC, and the stabilizers, plasticizers and other additives used In the PVC materials, pose threats to the preservation of photographs stored in such photograph albums or scrapbooks. Under appropriate conditions, … Continue reading