Are Laser-printable Films (PPC/Laser) archival? No. There are three aspects that go into determining whether a film is actually archival grade: 1- whether it is pH neutral, 2- whether or not the film will impact what it comes in contact with, and 3- whether it can be sonic-ally welded to itself. PPC/Laser Films are all Clear, pH neutral polyester-based films. The surface treatments on these polyester-based films are optimized to support digital printing, and are not considered to be archival. Their ink or toner adhesion properties are counterproductive to the needs of long term archival applications.
How will you be using this film in an archival application? If you need a good all-around archival grade film, try our Archival Duralar product line ,which meets the Library of Congress’ specifications for archival polyester film.