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QUALITY Acid Free Archival Tissue Paper

Preservation for your heirloom textiles and other artifacts

Introduction

I have been selling QUALITY acid free archival tissue to my textile & vintage clothing clients for many years but if you have another need, such as storing your fine silver, vintage paper goods, dolls, collectables other heirlooms (including a beloved stuffed animal) please read further as I'm hopeful I can help you preserve your treasures without spending a small fortune! If you are already aware of the benefits of storing your treasures in acid free - archival quality tissue paper you may wish to proceed directly to the Ordering Details.

All acid free tissue is NOT created equal!!

Some sellers offer small skimpy sheets or tissue that is so thin and lightweight that it tears easily. Worse yet I have know clients who have bought "Museum quality" tissue only to find out that they wrapped their heirlooms in overpriced white gift tissue that offered NO archival protection.

Thelinenlady's acid free archival tissue is the REAL THING generously sized at 24" by 36" and appropriately thick so as to offer premium flexibility while providing maximum protection and ease of use.

Acid Free Archival Tissue helps protect your treasures without the fear of damage from the wood acids present in many other wrapping materials such as regular tissue paper and newsprint. Additionally it helps slow the deterioration of articles made from paper products (like post cards and other paper memorabilia) when used as an interleaving or wrapping product.

Despite popular misconception storing your linens or other fabric treasures in a cedar/wood lined chest can result in most devastating results. Wood fibers contain a natural acid which, when in direct contact with linen and/or cotton materials, may cause deterioration and decay often resulting in dark yellow or brownish stains. These stains may be removed via the use of bleaching agent but the fabric is none the less weakened by the exposure to the wood acid.

Cedar chests are great for deterring moths and similar pestilence but direct contact between fabric and wood, for lengthy periods of time is most always detrimental to the cloth.

Similar yellowing will also be caused if the fabric is left in direct contact with any product containing wood pulp and therefore acid. Common items containing wood acid are regular tissue paper and cardboard.

Fine vintage an antique textile items should NOT be stored AFTER starching - starch can attract detrimental pestilence and may cause yellowing of the material in time (approx. 3 months or more). Linens should be stored without starch and starched just before use to help conserve the textile fibers that comprise the cloth. Spray starch is just fine for this occasion when used sparingly.

Also fine vintage and antique textiles should NEVER be stored wrapped in plastic. Plastic deteriorates over time exposing the fabric to poly vinyl chloride gasses which may cause yellowing. Furthermore the plastic does not ''breathe' and many encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

For the best results fine vintage linens and textiles should be carefully stored loosely folded and wrapped in acid and lignin-free pH neutral tissue paper OR unbleached muslin cloth if they are not in continual or rotational use at least every 2 months. For best results the muslin must have been rinsed WITHOUT soap or detergent of any kind until you would drink the water - even then the pH neutrality may be questionable due to the production methods used in fabricating the muslin cloth.

The archival tissue I offer is of the finest quality, (obviously its what I archive my own textile collection in) It is ph neutral, Non Buffered, perfect for the storage of textiles, photos/paper memorabilia, silver and most other collectable's AND wonderful for wrapping silver as it retards tarnish (this product passes the TAPPI T444 silver tarnish test.)

Ordering Details

$9.95 - Package of 25 sheets Acid Free Tissue 24" x 36"; (folded flat)

A shipping/handling fee of $5.11 for First Class Mail Delivery, including online tracking will automatically added to your order.

Continental USA Only

$14.95 - Package of 50 sheets Acid Free Tissue 24" x 36"; (folded flat)

A shipping/handling fee of $10.11 for Priority Mail Delivery, including online tracking will automatically added to your order.

Continental USA Only

$19.95 - Package of 100 sheets Acid Free Tissue 24" x36"; (folded flat)

A shipping/handling fee of $13.10 for Priority Mail Delivery, including online tracking will automatically added to your order.

Continental USA AND; Hawaii, Alaska & Porto Rico.

$22.95 - Package of 100 sheets Acid Free Tissue 24" x36"; (Sent Rolled, not folded)

A shipping/handling fee of $13.10 for PRIORITY DELIVERY, including online tracking will automatically added to your order.

Continental USA ONLY!

 

"The difference between luxury and necessity is merely a matter of perspective."

~ Ann Christine, thelinenlady