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Re: Fw: Card Press
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Fw: Card Press
- From: Richard Minsky <minsky@MINSKY.COM>
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 17:03:47 -0500
- Message-Id: <199703312219.OAA22576@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>An alternative method when registration or uniform image palcement on the
>sheet is concerned, is to use interleaving of clean, wet newsprint, wet down
>with a spray bottle as it is stacked between dry printing paper.
I would advise against using newsprint for this. You will get migration of acid into your printing paper from the newsprint. If you have a set of "archivist" pH testing pens you can test this yourself. Test the pH of your printing paper. Place wet newsprint against it for a few minutes (or for as long as you would in normal working). Retest your printing paper. I'm no chemist, so perhaps an expert on the list could give details, but I believe the lignins in the unprocessed wood pulp of newsprint are water soluble and will migrate to the adjacent sheet.
Better to use acid-free, or perhaps buffered paper like Permalife.