Acid Substance that can weaken cellulose in paper causing it to become brittle.
Acid-free Materials that have a pH of 7.0 or higher.
Buffered Paper Paper that has had alkaline substances added to absorb acids.
Crop Trimming the photo to highlight a certain area or cut out unwanted activity.
Dauber A round miniature stamp pad which can be dabbed onto a stamp to apply ink.
Embossing Decorating using raised edges.
Encapsulation Sealing a memory between two sheets of transparent polyester film.
Eylette A round metal embelishment added by punching a hole and hammering down the back.
Hinge Album A plastic strap binding allows your albums to expand. These tend to lay flatter than the post bound albums.
Latex Pages Usually found in magnetic albums, will discolor pages in a very short period of time.
Light Box A small light table used for viewing negatives or embossing.
Lignin A natural material, which holds wood cells together. It causes the break down of paper over time.
Matte Placing a piece of acid free paper behind the photo to accentuate it or act as a buffer between the photo and the page.
Mylar A protective clear covering for photos and album pages.
Polyethylene A chemically stable, transparent plastic used in photographic preservation materials.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) A plastic that emits hydrochloric acid which will damage photographs.
Quilling A paper art featuring curls of long, slim pieces of paper.
Red Eye An effect that happens when the camera flash hits the pupils of the eye, making them appear red in the photo.
Scrapbooking The science and art of organizing your photos and memorabilia into albums.
Setter A tool used in attaching eyelettes.
Spiral Bound An album bound by winding a wire through the spine in a circular pattern.
Top Loading An album or sheet protector in which your scrapbook page slides into your book.
Xyron A machine that creates stickers, magnets, or laminations without the hazards of lamination.
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