How do you frame old newspaper clippings?

Newspapers quickly turn yellow and start to become brittle when exposed to sunlight or fluorescent light. Whether you frame the original or a copy, the paper should be lit with incandescent light and framed using acid-free mat paper as backing. You may also want to use acid-free polyester sheets as an overlay mount.

Can you frame a newspaper article?

You can frame newspaper articles. If you have a special newspaper article that you’d like to save and display in a frame, in time you can expect the paper to turn yellow and brittle unless you take a few precautions.

Does framing a newspaper preserve it?

There are innumerable kinds of damage that could occur, and we’re sure that you could think of some more possible disasters that could happen to your paper. That’s another great reason why framing the article is one of the best ways to preserve your article.

How do you flatten a newspaper for framing?

My response is to put it on a flat surface with glass or other smooth surface on top and wait……..and wait……..and wait; turning it over every few days also. Eventually it will flatten out enough to put in a frame. The backing and acrylic will help hold it flat after that.

How do you preserve and display old newspapers?

Newspapers should be stored flat, protected within a rigid box or folder. Special newspaper size boxes and enclosures are available from conservation suppliers. Added protection may be provided by interleaving the newsprint with thin sheets of alkaline buffered tissue, also available from conservation suppliers.

How do you hang newspaper clippings?

To reduce the risk of damage to other documents, I place each clipping on a sheet of buffered paper—no glue, tape or adhesive. The buffering agent in the paper helps neutralize acid in the newspaper and prolong the life of the paper. Slide the paper and clipping inside an archival page protector, leaving the top open.

How do you mount a newspaper clip?

How can I protect my newspaper?

What is the best way to preserve newspaper clippings?

Preserving Newspaper Clippings

  1. Storage: Store newspapers where it’s cool and dry.
  2. Handling: Handle newspapers and clippings carefully to avoid chips of brittle paper breaking off.
  3. Housing: Place clippings and full sheets in good-quality folders and boxes that fully enclose them.

What is the best way to preserve old newspapers?

How do you preserve paper forever?

Papers should always be stored in acid-free, alkaline materials (like boxes, folders, or mats) or in polyester film folders. Never keep your documents in a damp or humid areas, such as basements, attics, or bathrooms. These storage locations can lead to mold growth and foxing (brown stains on the surface of the paper).