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    Gigantic photo albums to hold hundreds of 7.5 x 5 photos?

    Hi

    I have about 20 photo albums full of photos (7.5 x 5, typically).

    For storage reasons, I want to find a massive photo album that holds hundreds of photos, maybe over 1K.

    A Google search didn't reveal any obvious solutions. Other than making one myslef, any ideas please (I am UK based)?

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    How about archival storage boxes? You can store matted prints, loose prints, or sleeved prints. I use drop front boxes like these:

    Drop front negative / print storage boxes


    That's only 4.5 inchs deep, and won't hold a thousand prints, but there are lots of similar archival storage boxes. You might find deeper sizes.

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    Cheap and good solution: boxes of B&W papers in 100 pack are great for holding photos inside. If you want one big album - best is to build one by yourself.

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    I think you want a "Post-Bound" scrapbook/album.

    The binding is made from threaded metal posts which screw together in different lengths to adjust the thickness as you add new pages.

    Find them at museum and archive supply companies like Gaylord or Hollinger Metal Edge.

    http://gaylord.com
    http://www.gaylord.com/adblock.asp?a...r=album&mpc=WW

    http://hollingermetaledge.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    I think you want a "Post-Bound" scrapbook/album.

    The binding is made from threaded metal posts which screw together in different lengths to adjust the thickness as you add new pages.

    Find them at museum and archive supply companies like Gaylord or Hollinger Metal Edge.

    http://gaylord.com
    http://www.gaylord.com/adblock.asp?a...r=album&mpc=WW

    http://hollingermetaledge.com
    One caution Ted - if you put large numbers of pages in these albums, they are large and heavy!
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    its not hard to make a photo album...
    get long posts from someplace like gaylord
    ( or a similar library / archival supply supplier in the uk )
    you can get cover stock from the same place
    cover it with cloth or leather, or paper or whatever you want

    get pages and posts or make your own die and cut your own pages
    or use corners ... it is a simple and easy solution
    or you can make things more elaborate if you want ...

    making books is a fun thing, to do and you make them to your own
    specs, and don't have to be held prisoner to a company that might not
    have what you want ...
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0830634835/...l_6gtifurex6_e
    is a great book/resource
    and used is less than $10!
    if my apug gallery looks empty you might check these places

    website
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    One caution Ted - if you put large numbers of pages in these albums, they are large and heavy!
    Agreed. On the other hand, if done carefully, large and heavy can also be safer. That's why archives often store documents in large albums. It keeps them flat and protects them from light or physical damage.
    (Provided the books are made from sturdy, archival quality material and stored in proper conditions.)

    Size and weight would be a problem if you wanted to display the photos or show them to people on a frequent basis but, for storage and occasional viewing, this might not be a problem if you kept the albums to a manageable size. (e.g. If you divide the collection into several albums of reasonable size.)
    Randy S.

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