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Re: New and Old Technologies (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 20:31:43 (EDT)
From: marcia ciro <mciro@world.std.com>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@cornell.edu
Cc: BOOK_ARTS-L@cornell.edu
Subject: Re: New and Old Technologies

I've been using Plexiglas for book covers for awhile and suggest trying
that. I have used plastic string as cords and drilled holes into the
plexiglas to finish the binding. It works well. I have a question about
your coloring Tyvek (for anyone) - I've tried using all sorts of
different methods to color Tyvek, from inks to acrylics. I've found the
acrylic dries and brushes off. Do you fix it at all? Some of the inks
will wash off if gotten wet. Does anyone have a sure method for coloring
Tyvek? Thanks!

On Thu, 12 Oct 1995 alstrom@ouvaxa.cats.ohiou.edu wrote:

>                    Ohio University Electronic Communication
>    Date:  12-Oct-1995 11:59am EST
>      To:  Remote Addressee                     ( _mx%"book_arts-l@cornell.edu" )
>    From:  Eric Alstrom                               Dept:  Library
>           ALSTROM                                  Tel No:  (614) 593-0648
> Subject:  Re: New and Old Technologies
> One of my current interests and focus is making books entirely out of
> man-made materials.  I am "setting" the type on my Mac, printing on
> to mylar or tyvek and sewing with nylon "thread" (actually fishing line).
> I have found that an acrylic wash on tyvek really creates a neat affect --
> sort of like marbling for the 21st century.  The projects so far are
> just pamphlets, but I am trying to think of some (inexpensive) man-made
> substitute for boards and cloth.  Any ideas, suggestions, or other people
> working along these lines?
> Eric Alstrom
> Collections Conservator / Part time book artist and teacher
> -- Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
> alstrom@ouvaxa.cats.ohiou.edu
> Received:  12-Oct-1995 11:59am

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