Preserving Works on Paper
Proper storage and display of works on paper is the best way to protect them from damage and preserve them for the future. At Graphic Conservation Company, we provide a variety of museum-quality archival housing options to fit the storage and display needs of your newly conserved works on paper.
Encapsulation is a technique for protecting works on paper that allows an item to be handled and consulted. In this technique, a work is placed between two layers of inert polyester film. The layers of film are then fused at the edges only, leaving the document protected within a sealed pocket or sleeve. Unlike a laminated work, whose surfaces are permanently adhered to non-archival plastic, an encapsulated work can be easily removed from its enclosure if necessary by cutting open its sleeve. Encapsulation also allows the display of double-sided items.