Easy to take but also easy to lose…
Imagine if our grandparents had never developed their photographs - how would we get to see and experience our family history? Luckily for us and our kids, we have a chance to take and pass on thousands of photographs from our everyday life. But are we sure that they will live long enough for future generations to see?
Downloading and saving images from your digital camera to computer is not as safe as you may think. Has your computer ever crashed or being attacked by a virus? What have you done with your old computer? Sure, you backed up the data. But which format did you use? Floppy disc? Tape? CD? DVD? As any one of these will do - it’s fine, you are safe. Or are you? CDs can get scratched, damaged or get so-called “CD-rot”. Also nowadays, floppy disc, tapes, even CDs are getting less an less used. Although this technology is relatively recent, can you guarantee that our children or grandchildren will be able to use it? Almost certainly not !
Using an online photography company for storing photos is another bet. But, have you ever forgotten a password? If not, that’s good, but will your kids know it when you are not around? And that is, of course, if the online company keeps your photos forever!
Fortunately, the solution is very simple. Nothing can beat having your precious memories accessible to your fingertips and for a hundred of years to come in a good old-fashioned printed photograph. So long as they are not in a shoebox in the attic but in an archival quality photo album.
The traditional way of storing photographs in albums has severe shortcomings because most albums are made with PVC, a plastic that has very poor storage qualities, accelerates deterioration of your photographs and contains harmful substances that tend to destroy photos over a short period time.
This is where Arrowfile comes in by offering a unique range of photography albums that can store different size photographs in a single album. Arrowfile albums use non-PVC acid free polypropylene to ensure that there is no more fading of photographs or sticking to the plastic.
It’s long list of unique features include the benefits of storing digital formats in the same album, flexibility to expand your collection and increase the size of your album by adding pages. Arrowfile system is also ideal for reorganising photographs as the pages can easily be moved around.
Like no other system, Arrowfile will save you time and money while ensuring that your treasured memories live for many years to come.
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