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Re: vellum



Pat -

You can find tablets of drafting vellum at most art supply stores - I get a
tablet of 50 - 9" x 12" sheets for under $16.00 at Art Media in Portland.

One thing I would recommend would be rounding the corners of the flyleaf
sheet - drafting vellum can get permanent fold marks on it if it's crunched
in any way. I find that having the corners rounded makes it less likely to
catch those sharp edges on things.

Best wishes,
Roberta

Pendleton, Oregon
paper@oregontrail.net
http://www.missioncreekpress.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Sorbini <Moonztruk@AOL.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: vellum


>In a message dated 2/21/01 11:11:43 AM, serifm@FASTLANE.NET writes:
>
><< Are you talking about real vellum, i.e., calfskin, or the translucent
>paper that is called vellum?  >>
>
>Oh, just the paper. It's to put a printed overlay over the flyleaf. See, I
>used to put quotations on the flyleaf of my journals and people really
liked
>them. I'd watch them open every book looking for the one they wanted. But
my
>new, "better" printer chews up the handmade paper 50% of the time so it was
>starting to cost me money and the temper tantrums were pretty unattractive.
>So, I dropped the quotes and started putting them on cards. But the
remaining
>books with the quotes outsold the new ones. I decided to try the overlay
>thing and it looks pretty nice. (I just practiced on a good quality tracing
>paper to see the effect.) My xpedx doesn't carry the vellum and my paper
>supplier doesn't either.
>
>ANd that's my long, boring story. Thanks, everyone for the leads, though. I
>will follow up.
>
>Pat
>
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