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Re: [BKARTS] Tyvek



Hi:

I haven't been following each piece of the thread, so I hope this hasn't been asked already, but do you think Tyvek could be used for printing a lithograph?

Thank you.
Jennifer




-----Original Message-----
>From: Talas <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Jul 21, 2006 9:13 AM
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Tyvek
>
>Although Tyvek, like all materials, has its shortcomings in certain
>applications such as exposure to UV, it surely has plenty where it is an
>ideal material.  
>
> 
>
>Most grades of Tyvek have coatings of some sort on them.  Most commonly are
>anti-static coatings which allow converters that take master Dupont rolls
>weighing thousands of pounds to covert them down to smaller consumer size
>rolls on high speed machinery.  Without these anti static coatings the
>machines would have to run at much slower speeds to keep the static electric
>charges down, making it more expensive.  And for most applications the
>general public (manufacturing, construction, etc.) is not concerned about
>these coatings, and rightfully so.  
>
> 
>
>The base material of Tyvek (high density polyethylene or HDPE) is by nature
>a stable plastic that is considered to be archival, however it is most of
>these coatings that make it unsuitable for archival use.  I can say however
>that we have been able to obtain uncoated Tyvek from Dupont and offer this
>in rolls ranging from 10ft to 100yd in length.  
>
> 
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>They can be purchased on our web sit at this address:
>
>http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15
><http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&Pro
>ductID=25809> &ProductID=25809
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>Regards,
>
>Aaron Salik
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>Talas
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>20 West 20th Street
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>New York, NY 10011
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>212-219-0770 Phone
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>212-219-0735 Fax
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>http://talasonline.com <http://talasonline.com/> 
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carol Pratt [mailto:jcpratt@xxxxxxx] 
>Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:46 PM
>Subject: Re: Tyvek
>
> 
>
>Lee,
>
> 
>
>I have understood that there are different grades of Tyvek.  It is  
>
>polyester, after all, and some polyester is less pure than others.   
>
>If it is not archival- or conservation-grade, it will probably out- 
>
>gas somewhat.
>
> 
>
>Carol
>
>------
>
> 
>
>On Jul 20, 2006, at 6:56 PM, The Prints & The Paper wrote:
>
> 
>
>> The relevant point on Tyvek seems to be "prolonged exposure to UV"  
>
>> - not too
>
>> many book/art projects receive that kind of exposure. Just about  
>
>> anything
>
>> (paper, leather, cloth) will degrade under those conditions. So I  
>
>> wouldn't
>
>> be too concerned, myself.
>
>> 
>
>> I wonder, though, if there are different grades of Tyvek?
>
>> 
>
>> Lee
>
>> 
>
> 
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