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Re: suitable paper?



Interesting Peter what you say about using Tyveck with acrylics like paste
paper. Could you expand on that? What recipe do you use for the paste, etc.
Thank you,
Beth

"Peter D. Verheyen" wrote:

> In regards to finding a suitable paper for using on the exterior of a
> binding, my question would be, "what is its intended use?" I.e. something
> which will be handled a lot, a precious edition binding which will sit in a
> box... I have some all paper, bradel  (German case) bindings that I covered
> in Ingres, some in pastepapered permalife..., that I haven't treated in any
> special way, i.e sat on shelf, behind shelf, things on top... The paper
> shows rubbing, in some cases worn through at the lower edge, but I also
> have cloth and some leather (very thinly pared tips) bindings with the same
> wear characteristics.
>
> Try out different papers, think about how the book may be used, and chose
> from there. If you're really worried about an indestructable (well almost)
> book, try covering in Tyvek. It can be colored with acrylics in similar
> ways to pastepapers.
>
> While your at it, make sure the other components of the book are sound too,
> i.e. sewing; endsheet attachment; linings... It all adds up.
>
> p.
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