The best way to protect magazines

Sleeves and Backer Boards

People often ask us “what’s the best poly material for archiving magazines?”. In this video we discuss all the different types of materials and their uses. From polyethylene to polypropylene and polyester (mylar). All three of these materials have passed the Photo Activity Test (P.A.T.) certifying that they are safe for long term storage. So for the most part it’s whatever suits your needs. Thin and cheap, thick and heavy, flap or no flap, the choices of bags are unlimited. (see what I did there?)

Then we get into some of our archival backer board options. Have a look and let us know if you have any questions. We’re here to help.

Some of the products featured in the video are linked below.

Magazine Poly Bags

We stock magazine bags made out of polyethylene, polypropylene and polyester

Mylar Sleeves for Magazines

These 2 mil Magazine Sleeves are made of ARCHIVAL POLYESTER (Mylar), an inert material of the highest clarity. Polyester (Mylar) will not discolor, damage or adhere to items placed inside it. It is a sturdy film that beautifully displays, timelessly protects, and gives extra support to fragile documents.

Magazine Backing Boards

Our MAGAZINE BACKINGS are properly sized to fit into OUR polybags. Placing a backing behind your magazine, then putting it inside a polybag helps prevent the magazine spine from crushing and the magazine corners from crimping or wrinkling.