An image meant to have lasting utility. An archival digital image is generally an image kept off-line in a safe place, and it's often of higher quality than the digital image delivered to the user.(pr. ar-KI:-vəl)An archive joke: Question: When Noah put all the creatures onto the Ark, where did he put the bees? Answer: In the archives! (Arc-hives!)Related links: University Products is an American supplier of conservation supplies. PEL Products is a British supplier of conservation supplies. Also see acid-free, art conservation, and fugitive colors.