After being with electricity, my computer biting the dust and having massive work on it, a week of working full time to fill in for a girl who went on vacation, and several day trips, I am back in a 'normal' ruitine. Well as normal as it gets! A few additional things to catch up on and it'll be fine.
Here's a few scrapbook terms I found:
Archival: This term is used to describe materials that are durable, chemically inert and proven to be long lasting.
Acid-Free: Products are considered acid-free if the pH level is 7.0 or higher. Materials with a lower pH level will break down over time and may cause deterioration.
Lignin: An organic substance found in the wood pulp used to make paper, lignin can become unstable and acidic over time, causing paper to yellow and deteriorate. Newspaper is a low quality paper that
contains lignin. For paper to be termed lignin-free, it may contain 1% or less lignin.
Pigment Ink: A type of ink that is permanent and chemically stable is referred to as pigment ink. It is
lightfast, waterproof, fade-proof and non-bleeding.
PVC: An unstable plastic found in most 'magnetic albums' is called Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC. It has been found that the gas exuded by PVC can cause deterioration in about 5 years time.