August 2010 Family Archivist
5/24/2010
Taking a look at lamination, how to encapsulate an heirloom document, and antique spectacles.
Ask the Archivist: Lamination Examination
 
What’s so bad about lamination? Pretty much everything, according to Craig Tuttle, university archivist at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and the author of An Ounce of Preservation (Rainbow Books).

Q. What is lamination?
A. Two processes are used to laminate documents: One uses heat to seal the document between two sheets of plastic; the other uses acidic adhesive.