Are semi-rigid holders safe for embossed postcards?

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by spartcom5, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    I have been eyeing some higher quality holders for my expensive postcards and want to get this pack of 100 1.5mil polypropylene holders. They are semi rigid, however, would embossed cards be safe in semi rigid holders? I just think about over time perhaps the embossing would be squashed down some what from the pressure of the rigidness? Or am I over thinking this? These are the holders I am considering...
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  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Are you sure those are semi rigid? That seems like a very low price for 100 of them. Plus, when I enlarged the pics I didn't see any indication that looked like they were.

    That being said, to answer your question, would this be for your own collection? I think if there is a fuzzy texture on the card it might be an issue. Most postcards I've seen don't have very deep embossing. Semi rigid holders seem fairly flexible and I don't think that most of them would smash the surface of the type of embossed cards I've seen.

    However, to be safe you might just want to use the soft sleeves.
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  3. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I was actually able to find a video on youtube of the product and I think they'll be great actually.
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  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I don't think there's enough pressure in one of those holders to squash the embossing. Why not put them in an album?
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  5. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    In the olden days (waaay back) they had those albums with black paper and they used corner doohickeys to hold photos in. As long as the paper is acid free, I think that's still the best way to go. It doesn't damage photos or postcards. I'm not sure if they make those any more and I'm sure the old ones aren't acid free because they weren't aware of that. Still, all the postcards and photos that my antecedents kept in those are in great condition.
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