How to preserve concert tickets?

Number one rule – DO NOT LAMINATE.

Concert tickets are normally printed on heat reactive paper that turns black when exposed with too much heat like lamination and photocopying.

I personally keep my concert ticket on photo frames. This way, the concert tickets are less exposed to heat, dust and acid which accelerates fading of concert tickets.

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My Big Bang concert ticket already faded even before I put it in the frame but ever since I have put it in the frame, it ‘stopped’ fading based on my observation.

Just make sure that you put your frames are located in a well-ventilated place to prevent moisture formation.

There several other ways that I saw online but I haven’t tried them yet. One is using archival spray which is normally used to preserve paintings. I tried searching how much it would cost and I saw a can costs about Php 1,000.  I still have to confirm this with local hardware and I will update this if I found one. Another one is cold lamination, instead of using heat it uses adhesive films. Its is like covering your concert ticket with adhesive tape or contact paper. I have tried this in preserving receipts needed for reimbursement at our office, but there are still receipts that faded even if covered with adhesive tape. I am not sure if this would apply to concert tickets.

How about you? Do you keep your concert tickets? How? Tweet me @RoxyUnnie or leave a comment below. Happy to hear from you.

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