The 10 Best Archival Photo Binders

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in October of 2016. An archival binder is a convenient storage solution for keeping photos, scrapbooking pages, artwork, and other special memorabilia in pristine condition. Each of our selections features handy rings that let you turn and rearrange the pages easily as needed. Some also offer labels on their spines or covers for customization and identification. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. We R Memory Keepers Classic

3. Pioneer Memory Book

Editor's Notes

August 19, 2019:

When you’re in the market for a photo album, you’ll want one that can preserve the quality of your photos and scrapbooking pages for decades to come. This includes books that feature acid- and lignin-free construction and those that are sturdy enough to withstand generations of handling. Ones that incorporate a three-ring binder mechanism make for convenient organization of your pages of photos, so you won’t need to spend hours on end reorganizing them when the need arises.

Joining our selection is the Archival Methods Box, which is basically a binder within a box, so you get the handy O-ring mechanism covered with durable walls that keep out dust and dirt. It features rust-proof metal edges and heavyweight boxboard -- features that will help to preserve it for the long run.

Staying in the Number 1 spot on our list is the We R Memory Keepers Classic, which is manufactured by a company that has been making photo albums for almost a century. This sturdy selection comes in at a pleasantly low price and ensures your snapshots and memorabilia will stay intact for the long haul. The useful label on its spine lets you give your book a title.

Leaving the list today is the 2PO 3-Ring, which could hold up to an impressive 85 pages, but sadly is no longer available at this time.

4. Simple Stories Faux Leather

5. Archival Methods Box

6. Ultra Pro Mahogany

7. Vue All Professional

8. Pioneer 234-24

9. Pingguo Adhesive

10. American Crafts Modern

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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