The advantages of using a slipcase are of great importance to consider. The slipcase will keep the album contents free of dust and light. Dust and light can cause many problems in premature degradation of your photos. The slipcase also protects from physical damage of the photo album and the contents. The slipcase allows for convenient storage on a bookshelf and will be more secure on the shelf. A slipcase is highly recommended for proper archival storage.