how best to CARE for your wild magnolia design album . . .
Thank you for entrusting wild magnolia with the making of your special, one-of-a-kind album. All of our books are Made Entirely by Hand, of Eco-friendly Materials and are of the Highest Archival Quality. Proper Care and Storage of your album is essential to maintaining its longevity and beauty. Listed on the right-hand side of this page are ways how best to Care for your wild magnolia album . . .
courtesy of Wild Magnolia Design
** Always store your album closed and in an acid-free protective bag or box. This is considered dark storage and is ideal for preserving photographic prints.
** Avoid storing your album where it may be subject to extreme heat, direct sunlight, excessive humidity or contact with moisture. Such conditions may cause the cover or book-block to warp. If you notice your book beginning to warp, place it on a clean table with several heavy books stacked on top until the warping disappears (24 to 48 hours). If you suspect the warping to be due to moisture, place a sheet of plastic or foil between your album and other surfaces before pressing under any weight, to avoid transfer or adherence phenomena.
** Due to the nature of our printing process, images concentrated with black ink may rub off against lighter areas on opposite pages, particularly if your album is stored in a tight shelf or stack of books. This rubbing looks similar to newsprint smudges. To remove this residue, simply take a kneaded rubber eraser (found at your local art supply store) and very gently brush affected areas until the smudge is gone. This will not harm your album's paper or prints.
** Never suspend your album by its cover boards alone; the book-block is very heavy, and this will stress the flush-mounting. The best viewing method is to rest the book's back cover on a clean tabletop or on your lap, supporting the front cover with your left hand as you flip through the album.
** As a general rule, if you treat your album like a museum piece, it should last long enough to be a museum piece!