A GUIDE TO PHOTO PRESENTATION + STORAGE
WHY IS ARCHIVAL STORAGE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Just as museums treasure fine paintings and other works of art, Kolo believes most people value their photographs in much the same way. After all, photographs are treasures that capture moments in time with friends and loved ones. With Kolo, preserving your cherished photographs is easy. Kolo is committed to making the finest quality archival photo preservation products available in the world.
WHAT IS ARCHIVAL?
In the simplest sense, archival means that the materials (e.g. paper) will resist decomposing, disintegrating, discoloring or reacting to other materials over time. In other words, an archival material won't harm your treasured photographs or memorabilia. Specifically, an archival product must be "acid free" (a pH higher than 7.0), "lignin free," and proven to be stable over time. Merely being "acid free" does not assure that a product is archival. All Kolo products are rigorously tested to ensure that they are genuinely archival.
YOUR PART: PROPER STORAGE.
It is important to store all photographs and photo albums in a dry place with a consistent temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Moisture and large fluctuations in temperature can seriously damage photographs, even if archival storage products are used.
At Kolo, our philosophy is to design products that are clean and understated, innovative and fun. Function is as important as form. We believe that your photographs should be the star and that the Kolo album should enhance them, not detract from them. In the same spirit, we believe that a photo album should present photographs, not simply store them. So we design a variety of products ranging from the Vineyard Mini Paper Album to the larger luxurious Newport Luxury Photo Album. Each Kolo product allows room for journaling, but it isn't necessary to journal. It's okay to simply tell the story with photographs. A Kolo product makes a great gift. It's touching to receive a small Vineyard album or Newport album commemorating a special event or a special day with friends or loved ones. It's something that the recipient will treasure for the rest of their life.
OUR PAPER-MAKING PROCESS.
Since nearly all Kolo products use paper as a key raw material, producing the perfect paper for the right job is critical. All Kolo papers are made to a special Kolo recipe that gives it the unique Kolo aesthetic and ensures that it is archival. It also allows us to design fashion-forward colors that are fresh and beautiful. The same discipline is used with all other Kolo raw materials, like our fabrics.
AUTHENTIC KOLO ARCHIVAL ACCESSORIES.
It's important to be sure that your photo corners, photo tapes, photo sleeves and protector sheets are also archival and manufactured to the same standards as the photo albums. Because all our accessories are archival quality, you can count on them to perform just as well as our other Kolo products.
DIGITAL DESK-TOP PHOTO DEVELOPING
Desk-top Photo Developing is becoming more and more a part of everyday life. It opens up a whole new world of choices and flexibility. It allows you to digitally store photographs and output the photos you wish to share. It also allows you to output various-sized photos for interesting crops and blowups. This is another reason Kolo's unique products are growing so popular. Kolo gives you great new formats like the accordion photo album, the vineyard paper album and of course the Newbury or Newport scrapbook photo albums. You are no longer hindered by some predetermined size or format. Digital storage on your home computer is the ultimate archival back-up.