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Archival Methods 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Tan)

B&H # ARDFB11151T MFR # 01-013
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Product Highlights
  • Metal Edged
  • Hinged Front
  • Removable Top
  • Embossed Label Areas
  • Scalloped Finger Grip
  • Made in USA

The tan 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box from Archival Methods is suitable for safely and securely storing prints, photos, artwork, and similar mounted or unmounted documents that are best stored flat. It is also well suited for storing musical scores, pamphlets, letters, and newspapers, and is made from heavyweight ArchivalGrade boxboard.

We all have boxes and boxes of old pictures that we have inherited from our families. Most of these photos are usually stored in attics and closets in old-fashioned cardboard boxes that are subject to degradation from humidity, water, and other elements. This storage box is a high-quality container that is not only suitable for preserving today's digital pictures but also your traditional prints.

This metal-edged drop-front box consists of a removable top and a bottom with a hinged drop-front panel at the long side; this feature allows the bottom section to be opened so that contents can be inserted, removed, or examined safely without bending or flexing them in any way and the risk of dog-earing is minimized.

The box can hold from 5 to 100 unmatted and un-sleeved prints depending on the weight of the paper used. If the prints are matted, the box can hold up to 11 prints with 4 ply window and 4 ply backing, 22 prints with 4 ply window and 2 ply backing, or 44 prints with 2 ply window and 2 ply backing.

Tan Finish: Smooth plate finish
Metal edge clamps are corrosion treated with black polyester coating and a wax-free polyester finish on the blind side; these clamps provide rigidity and high stacking strength
Construction: Manufactured from heavyweight ArchivalGrade boxboard and fully bleached, high alpha cellulose pulp; it does not contain any post consumer waste recycled pulp; paper is free of metal particles, waxes, plasticizers, residual bleach, peroxide, sulfur content is less than 0.0008% reducible sulfur
Lignin content is measured as per the phloroglucinol test with a Kappa number of 5 or less
Metallic impurities and iron content will not exceed 150 ppm and copper shall not exceed 6 ppm; no optical brightening agents are used in the pulp
Paper contains a minimum of 3% calcium carbonate (CaCO3) with a pH range from 8 to 9.5
Alkaline or neutral sizing are used; no alum rosin or rosin sizing are used
Color dyes are light-fast and non-bleeding
Surface of the paper is smooth and free from knots, shives, and abrasive particles
Board will not degrade and cause harm to the artifacts
This paper has passed the PAT (Photographic Activity Test) ISO 14523 (formally ANSI IT9.16)
Format Drop-Front Storage Box
Capacity 1.5" (38.0 mm)
Storage Capacity 5 to 100 unmatted and un-sleeved prints depending on the weight of the paper
11 matted prints with 4 ply window and 4 ply backing
22 matted prints with 4 ply window and 2 ply backing
44 matted prints with 2 ply window and 2 ply backing
Refillable Not Applicable
Handles/Straps Not Applicable
Padding Not Applicable
Type of Closure Box-type closure
External Pockets Not Applicable
Internal Pockets Not Applicable
Thickness 0.060 per inch
Dimensions Interior of the Box: 11.75 x 15.00 x 1.50" (298.45 x 381.00 x 38.10 mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Archival Methods 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Tan)
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    Archival Methods11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Tan)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good protection (3)
    • Keeps photos flat (3)
    • Keeps photos organized (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small collections (3)
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      5.0

      They're pretty great

      By vk

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Keeps Photos Flat
      • Keeps Photos Organized
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Collections

        Comments about 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Tan):

        Nice and smooth to the touch, clean texture. Archival. Acid-Free. Worth the $ if you're trying to store material for an extended amount of time. Much better than a shoebox.

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        5.0

        Great storage

        By Dennis

        from WI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Keeps Photos Flat
        • Keeps Photos Organized
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Presentation
          • Small Collections

          Comments about 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

          I use this to store archival prints and its exactly what I needed inexpensive, simple, and easy to use.

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          5.0

          Exactly what I was looking for.

          By Caitlin

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Keeps Photos Flat
          • Keeps Photos Organized
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Presentation
            • Small Collections

            Comments about 11.75 x 15 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

            Purchased this box to store my prints for the duration of a darkroom class. Excellent durability, very convenient because it is not too bulky, and also I think it looks classier in the black. The only thing I would say is that if you're looking for something more long-term than I was, get a 3" instead of a 1.5" because there is limited space.

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