Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Preserving prints and transparancies
From: "Gareth Jolly" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 17:32:58 +1000

Apparently, selenium toning significantly extends the life of fibre based
prints.  Gold also - but this is something of an expensive option.

I can't help you much on storage, but one of the keys is to avoid storage
media with acid.

Of course, if you want true archivability, there's no substitute for
platinum printing...


- -----Original Message-----
From: Michael Garmisa <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 4:15
Subject: Re: [Leica] Preserving prints and transparancies

>At 10:31 AM 4/2/99 +1000, you wrote:
>>No substitute for black and white photographs, printed on fibre based
>>and archivally washed.
>JUst wondering the best way to store negatives (B&W) so that they do not
>deteriorate.  I assume that in negative sleeves and in the dark would be
>optimal, are there other factors that should be taken into consideration.
>Also, as far as archiving prints, does using a toner make a significant
>difference in the longevity of the print?
>Michael Garmisa <>