Are Surface Protection Films (SPF) archival?

Image of surface protection film on clear plastic film

Are Surface Protection Films (SPF) archival? No. SPFs have a stick-and-stay adhesive coating on one side, which would interfere with the materials that need protecting. SPFs are pH neutral, and removable, qualities which makes them great for temporary laminations and surface protection, but not for archiving. How did you want to use this film? If … Read more

Are Shrink-Art films considered archival?

Shrinky Dink, Shrink Art Film

Are Shrink-Art films considered archival? No. Although it is pH neutral, it is not considered archival or suitable for long term archival applications. If you’re looking for a good all-around archival grade film, try our <Link: Archival Duralar product line >,which meets the Library of Congress’ specifications for archival polyester film. Need more info about … Read more

Is PSA Duralar™ archival?

Is PSA Duralar™ archival? No. Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) Duralar has a stick-and-stay adhesive coating on one side; it breaks the number one rule of archiving – material used for archiving can’t interfere with the materials it is supposed to protect. PSA DuraLar is pH neutral, and water clear, which makes it great for lamination and … Read more

Are Polypropylene sheets archival?

Polypropylene sheets (PP) are an ideal choice for industrial applications. Clear, matte and colors available. Contact our materials experts to get started!

Are Polypropylene sheets archival? Not really. These materials are pH neutral, and are the most UV-stable materials we stock. But because these materials are thicker sheets and not glass clear, there is no demand for this material in archival applications, so they have not been tested or certified for archival properties. If you need a good … Read more

Are HDPE sheets archival?

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sheets are a durable polyolefin, Grafix has many sizes and finishes of HDPE sheets. Contact us today.

Are HDPE sheets archival? Not really. These materials are pH neutral, and are the most UV-stable materials we stock. But because these materials are thicker sheets and not glass clear, there is no demand for this material in archival applications, so they have not been tested or certified for archival properties. If you need a … Read more

Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival?

Polyester Film

Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival? No. There are three aspects that go into determining whether a polyester 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 sonically welded to itself. Metallized DuraLar is a … Read more