Care

Detail of Embossed Falcon Head

Detail of Embossed Falcon Head

Archival Paper – when developing the creed, quality was of utmost importance.  We often mention that archival paper was used; but what exactly does that mean and how does it add value to the creed?  Archival papers do not deteriorate (become brittle) over time and are acid-free.

Paper Permanence – acid-free papers are manufactured in an alkaline environment, which prevents the internal chemical deterioration of the paper over time.  Archival papers will contain an additional 2% calcium carbonate reserve which acts as a buffer, making the paper resistant to the effects of an external acidic environment.  They also meet tear criteria.  The life span for alkaline paper measures in the hundreds of years, compared to just decades for acid paper.

Care – the paper used is designed to be maintenance free.  Have the creed framed to protect it from damage, and enjoy it hanging on the wall.  Avoid extremes of humidity, heat, cold, and sun, as you would with any high-end piece of art.  Most of all hang it in a place where you can enjoy it often.