question about identifying pics on back

question about identifying pics on back

Post by Wanda in Virgini » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:48:15



I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
backgrounds.
What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
Thanks,

Wanda in ***ia
lurking for the last year....

 
 
 

question about identifying pics on back

Post by AScot » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 00:31:00


I know they sell blue color pencil that is photo safe.  Creative Memories
sells one for sure.

--
Amy :)
AZ

Take a peek at my Scrapbook Layouts at:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
>I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
> to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
> in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
> showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
> backgrounds.
> What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
> Thanks,

> Wanda in ***ia
> lurking for the last year....


 
 
 

question about identifying pics on back

Post by Marily » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 00:31:24


Welcome Wanda....glad that you de-lurked to ask your question and I hope
that you will stay around :o) I am fairly new to scrapbooking, so don't have
all the answers I'm afraid.  I have heard some say that pencil-marked pics
have not shown any deterioration over the years. I also read on another site
that china-markers were best for details on the back of pics and I know that
that is what some of the photographers use to mark their serial
numbers.....so there is a lot of different views on the topic. Personally, I
think that there is unlikely to be any hard and fast answer......as it will
depend on many factors! Photo paper used, type of photo-processing, heat,
humidity, all sorts of other things also!!!!! For example...if a photo has
been handled regularly and the acid from skin has transferred to the photo
it may deteriorate quicker than one that hasn't seen much handling. From the
UK government National Archives they suggest writing lightly on the back
with an HB pencil is the best way to go.
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
I don't know if they US has an equivalent grading system but an HB is a mid
range pencil...i.e. neither too hard or too soft. The more H's the harder
the pencil and the pics you talk of showing the sharp point edges may have
been written on with a hard pencil.....H or higher!!!!!

Having many spoiled pictures from 60's/70's magnetic albums and dodgy
processing methods I have chosen to scan an reprint my pics and leave the
originals stored in photo-safe storage. Scanned pics are written to several
CD's to avoid loss in the event of a CD breaking down. If they don't
last....then to bad! I s***for my pleasure and I try to take care but I am
not obssessive about AF/LF

This is one of the best sites I have ever visited
http://www.FoundCollection.com/;and this is there answer to
the pencil question http://www.FoundCollection.com/#29
So....if they are using "should" I would suggest that even they are hedging
their bets LOL This site is the collaboration of many top archivers,
scrapbooking companies, adhesive manufactures and imaging people. I hope
this helps a little :o)
--
Take care,
Marilyn (UK)

View my LO's and other stuff
http://www.FoundCollection.com/



Quote:
> I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
> to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
> in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
> showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
> backgrounds.
> What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
> Thanks,

> Wanda in ***ia
> lurking for the last year....

 
 
 

question about identifying pics on back

Post by Deb in A » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 07:22:47


Welcome to RCS Wanda!  I use an acid-free, permanent, pen to write the
identifing info on the back of pictures.  I thought there was such a thing
as a photo pen that's designed specifically for writing on the back of
photos, but I'm not sure anymore.

--
Deb in AR - Desert Rat at heart!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Pages complete 2006 = 3
Goal for 2006: 1 LO a week



Quote:
>I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
> to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
> in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
> showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
> backgrounds.
> What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
> Thanks,

> Wanda in ***ia
> lurking for the last year....

 
 
 

question about identifying pics on back

Post by Judy S » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:11:17


Welcome Wanda!  Sorry, don't have the answer, but hope you stay delurked!
:))

Judy, SA



Quote:
>I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
> to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
> in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
> showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
> backgrounds.
> What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
> Thanks,

> Wanda in ***ia
> lurking for the last year....

 
 
 

question about identifying pics on back

Post by Cec » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:01:37


Hi Wanda,
I don't have anything to add re your question, but would like to welcome you
to RCS, and hope that you will keep posting and tell us a bit about
yourself.
luv Cec...xxx



Quote:
> I was reading recently that some methods of marking pictures thought
> to be safe were showing long term show-through. I have old pics marked
> in pencil that still look great, others have the sharp point edges
> showing through. Black and dark markers bleed through light colored
> backgrounds.
> What is the best way to ID photos on the back??
> Thanks,

> Wanda in ***ia
> lurking for the last year....