The most photographed generation in history years later may not even have one image because most are storing their images on their smartphones or computers. (Click here to see my article on the Lost Generation). I don't know any better way to archive your images than to print them. And not just print loose paper prints that get shoved in a drawer, where they can get bent! Instead put them in an album!
Rather than just have prints taped in a store bought generic album, I can create unique pages with unique page colors and textures and designs throughout the album.
Using photographic quality paper mounted on thick pages enclosed in an album can preserve the images up to 200 years, I believe. And the nice thing is that I can also design an image on the cover as well.
Protective Photographic Cover
An alternative to an album yet still having the quality of a stiff album page is to create an Image Box. Prints can be stored in the box for safe keeping.
I create what I call "custom prints". The print is mounted on thick art board style backing and sprayed for protection. When mounted like this, since they are thicker, typically only 10 custom prints will fit in this Image Box. I have two bigger sizes of which then I can add more prints.
Cool thing about my custom prints is that you can frame them without glass! The sprayed cover protects them. And by not using glass there is a lot less glare. Shown below is what I call a Desk Strip. It is a special panorama frame and I can composite three images into one frame.
By preserving your images in this manner I feel you will have preserved your precious memories of your loved ones for years to come and will love looking at these keepsake items over and over again!
Don't forget that printing on Canvas is a great option and choice too! Framing and hanging canvas prints on your wall is a great way to showcase your family and to share with your friends. I also carry Canvas Wraps which do not require an external frame to be purchased. They are a great way to make your house a home!