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Re: [BKARTS] bookcloth / Ikegami



I have recently purchased a product from Aiko's that is a iron-on
paperbacking.  It comes in a roll (that says 72 cm x 7.2 m.....although it
seems like more than that) and costs $33.00.  It is so easy to use and works
great.  I have used it to back silk, cotton, linen, and other vintage
fabrics with perfect results. They showed me various applications (including
marbling) that seemed to work effectively.   They were a little unsure of
the archival quialities of the product.  I wish I could offer a name, but
the label is completely in Japanese.  They told me it was a new product, I
am sure they would know exactly what it is if you contacted them.

http://aikosart.com/

Cordially,

Carey Watters

Giddy Up Press

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Spinillo" <letpress@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: bookcloth / Ikegami


> This raises another question for me when it comes to making your own cloth
> and that is, what types of tissue are good for backing?  Where do you get
> them?
>
> What types of cloth make good cloths.  Would regular cotton twill work?
> How about a T-shirt material?  Or are only synthetics worth using?
>
> I called Talas today to look for japanese rice paper to use for backing
> and was told there are too many to really reccomend one and that I should
> get more specifics.  So I guess now I'm in search for those specifics.
>
> Christian
>
>
> > In the Asian art conservation labs I've toured, the karibari are all
> > covered with remnants/skinnings of previous backings.  They're not
> > really seen as being much of a problem.  There's really no need to
> > clean the whole board of paste residue every time.  The paste will be
> > very minimal. Also, the 'thick paste' margin mentioned in section 24
> > only needs to be a half inch or so to provide the necessary grip for
> > tension while drying.  The paper tab 3/4- just big enough to slip a
> > narrow spatula into the margin to facillitate release.  What is thick
> > paste? Well, in my opinion it's thinner than mayonnaise- just starting
> > to run when your paste bowl is tipped.
> >
> > -Doug Sanders
> >
> >>
> >>  "24.  Brush thick paste along the outer edge of the backing paper
> >>   around all four sides, and attach a paper tab to the center of one
> >>   long side.  (This will facilitate removal from the drying
> >>   board later.)
> >>
> >>   25.  Reverse the backed fabric sandwich onto the drying board,
> >>   brushing the four pasted edges down well.  A piece of plywood may be
> >>   substituted for the special paper-covered drying board shown here."
> >>Are you supposed to try and remove the excess
> >> paste?  Just keep working over it?  Sand it down?  Replace it when the
> >> surface gets too uneven?
> >>
> >
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