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Re: [BKARTS] Doing pink?



Thanks for all the suggestions.  I think the buyer was inquiring about
imitation leather because of the assumed cost.  But I'm going to recommend
that she go with the pink kidskin on eBay.  That should work nicely.

Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennybean" <jennybean@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: Doing pink?


> >     For those doing pink, check out
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=83935&item=814739096
0&rd=1.
> >I've found this and similar skins offered by this seller make beautiful
> >finished bookbindings, but, because of their weight (2 oz.) they are
> >difficult to work with.  For instance, after pressing, the foldovers
> >leave an indentation around the textblock unless pieces of blotting
> >paper are placed between the endpapers.
> >     Also I find it necessary to use hide glues to secure the leather to
> >the boards.  Other adhesives (PVA) are too weak.
>
> I've bought from him too... snakeskin for inlay. He is quick and a
> the stuff is good, as far as I can tell :-)
>
> Although, I am guessing that the person wants imitation because they
> are vegetarian or something the same?
> I agree with the ultrasuede..... or something similar from a high end
> craft store.
>
> I've seen "vegan" shoes made by this company, and am waiting to get
> my hands on some scraps of this stuff....
> http://www.veganwares.com
> or, more specifically:
> http://www.veganwares.com/microfibre.htm
> But any real amount seems to be rather costly and I can settle on
> scraps for now :-)
>
> Jenny
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