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Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)

B&H # ARDFB17221B Mfr # 01-118
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Product Highlights
  • Metal Edged
  • Hinged Front
  • Removable Top
  • Embossed Label Areas
  • Scalloped Finger Grip
  • Made in USA

The black 17.5 x 22.5 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: 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" (444.5 x 571.5 x 38.1 mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)
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    Archival Methods17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black)
     
    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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          4.0

          Does the Job

          By LB

          from NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

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              Comments about Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

              Not a heavy duty box, but works well for occasionally transporting prints.

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              5.0

              Well constructed, great quality product

              By cityandcoastal

              from Brisbane, Australia

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

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                  Comments about Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                  I use these for storage of my prints for later inclusion in presentations and the drop front is useful, if a bit stiff when new. Overall what's not to like!

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                  5.0

                  Good, inexpensive archival storage

                  By dpwolk

                  from Rockland County, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Load Photos

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Archive

                    Comments about Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                    Needed simple, inexpensive archival storage for 17x22" digital prints. Wasn't sure 1.5" height would be enough for what I needed but turned out to be more than enough. Have placed 40 prints with cover sheets and much more room to go. Well worth it. The box is oversize by half and inch. Easy to retrieve prints without damaging edges, corners, etc.

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                    3.0

                    Okay for storage

                    By Joe

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Storage

                    Comments about Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                    An okay professional storage container for prints but as said in the other review – "But it's a little light weight for the size I purchased. (17 x 22)"
                    When you store a large number of 17x22 prints, it should be a little more substantial.

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                    3.0

                    Archival, but a bit flimsy

                    By Slade

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Atractive

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Archival Methods 17.5 x 22.5 x 1.5" Drop-Front Archival Storage Box (Black):

                      A nice-looking and professional appearance. But it's a little light weight for the size I purchased. (17 x 22)

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