I am scrapbooking pictures of my children and they start from the year 1968 and have the 1/4 inch white border on them. Do you recommend leaving the border on older pictures as a way of dating them or cropping it off? And if cropping it off, does it affect the print? Also, using Archival Spray on papers to preserve them, does it affect the print (birth announcements etc.)? Will it bleed into the paper? I have no way of testing it.
— SuzK, MN on May 03, 2011
Trimming off the borders on your photos is definitely a personal choice. Some people prefer the borders while others do not, so it really depends on the look you want in your scrapbook. You will just want to make sure your trimmer is nice and sharp so that you don't end up with jagged edges if you decide to trim the border. Archival Mist is safe to use on all types of paper and should not damage the print. The spray neutralizes the acids in papers and also deposits a protective buffer to resist aging. Hope this helps!