Once an important image or collection of words has been printed onto a piece of paper, it is vital to its longevity for proper care to be taken. However, that is not always the case, and sometimes items such as photos or letters can fade away into obscurity. If the right preventative measures aren’t put in place, though, some steps can be taken after the fact.

For example, Aldine Fine Art has selected Museo Textured Ragä digital fine art paper from Museo Fine Art for use in its restoration of photographic images – a large amount of which have yet to be seen by the public – dating from 1845 to 1930, according to an InteliCoat Technologies press release.

Jennifer Chagon, senior marketing manager at InteliCoat said that it was an honor to be working with Aldine on the project as “they are masters at retaining the photographer’s vision” without changing the content of the image.

“Museo Textured Rag fits perfectly with Aldine Fine Art’s philosophy of restoring history – providing a delightfully textured, mold-made reproduction, reminiscent of old world cold press watercolor paper,” Chagnon said.

Michael Flannery, founder of Aldine Fine Art and who is also a sporting art and golf historian, will be working with Joseph Muir, an iconic master printer, to restore 3,500 historically important photographs. Much of the collection had been captured on damaged, neglected and forgotten glass plate negatives and have been restored by Muir.

When businesses or organizations want to create a document or image that will withstand the test of time, they should consider investing in quality lamination equipment, to ensure that the paper or photograph will be protected and have a professional, finished look.

In addition, using custom divider tabs will help to keep the finished product stored in an organized fashion, and avoid the later hassle of having to sort through piles of paper to find the one desired page.