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Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)

B&H # ARDFB13191B Mfr # 01-115
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Product Highlights
  • Metal Edged
  • Hinged Front
  • Removable Top
  • Embossed Label Areas
  • Scalloped Finger Grip
  • Made in USA

The black 13.5 x 19.5 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.

Black Finish: Textured paper laminated on acid- free black core
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 0.055 per inch
Dimensions Interior of the Box: 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" (342.9 x 495.3 x 38.1 mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)
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    Archival Methods13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Archival storage box

        By Mickey

        from Ct

        Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

        Nicely made good construction drop front plenty of room

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        4.0

        It's a box

        By Bob in western Mass

        from Easthampton MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Load Photos
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Archive
          • Display
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

          It's a box, it holds 13" x 19" photos

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice Black Box

          By BlairElizabeth

          from Denver,CO

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Keeps Photos Flat
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Presentation

            Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

            Took it on a trip with me and packed it in my bag that I checked on the plane. It help up fine and had no damage from the trip. Its a good price and a durable product.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Does the trick

            By bryguy1982

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Studio storage

            Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

            A good storage box for the studio. I keep my prints in it and it does the trick. It isn't the sturdiest box, and does not have the most professional look to it, so I primarily keep it in my studio. The only drawback I have noticed is that the edges of the box shed little pieces of black paper into the box that get on the photos.

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            5.0

            I will buy more!

            By lambsphoto

            from Yuba City, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Archival
            • Drop Front
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Archival storage

              Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

              Besides being a photographer, I am also a museum consultant. I have been looking for a box to use for storage of 13 x 19 inch prints. Finally I found them at B&H. They look great and the price is good. Suggest however that you order these by themselves. I ordered them with some frames and they got damaged from the pressure from the weight.

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              5.0

              Its a helpfull hand

              By Kat

              from Parma Heights

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos
              • Well Organized

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos
                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                I use the box for my photo class. It helps me transport my photos from class to my house. Its great because its light and it fits in small spaces for me.

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                4.0

                Perfect for the job!

                By Sierraaah

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Archival storage
                  • Portfolio case

                  Comments about Archival Methods 13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                  I bought this storage box as a way to transfer my prints around for my portfolio during interviews. It's the perfect height to store a good amount of prints in and the metal corners help protect the prints from getting bent. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something to store prints in or transport them for portfolio reviews.

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