Adhesives, glues and other fixings can only be considered archival
quality if they are removable without causing unnecessary damage
to the mounted item.
Fixings are used to mount fragile photos, prints and artwork to
supportive backing boards, album pages and display mounting card.
There are many types of adhesives made or constructed from acid
free materials that are available for this purpose, such as polyester
hinge mounts, linen tape, pH neutral glue and the more traditional
photo mounting corners.
We offer the following popular fixings for your special collections:
Acid Free Mounting Corners - made from inert (acid free) polypropylene
they allow for photos, prints and design work to be fixed securely
without the item coming into direct contact with the adhesive.
Acid Free Hinged V Mounting Strips - a secure, unobtrusive fixing
medium made from high quality polyester with a neutral acrylic dry
mounting strip on one outside face. The mounted item is positively
held within the V shape but can be removed safely at any stage if
pH Neutral Glue - a PVA based, acid free adhesive with excellent
lay-flat properties. This special formula dries quickly and clear,
but is easily reversible by remoistening with water so the item
can be removed. This glue was designed specifically for preservation
materials and does not become brittle with age. Adheres to most