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Re: [BKARTS] Friction Mounting



Oh yeah, I forgot about referring to poly web as wet strength tissue. Thanks for the reminder.

B
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Douglas Sanders" <dsanders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Friction Mounting
> Date:         Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:24:19 -0500
> 
> 
> Wet strength tissue can be thought of as refering to what is pretty much
> now known to be Reemay or Hollytex or Bondina or Pelon, or any of the
> other non-woven materials that can be used to transfer and manipulate
> fragile wet paper.  In 1984, when the article you quote was written,
> folks used other various papers/polyester products that were treated
> with an agent allowing them to retain strength when wet.  Just go ahead
> and use reemay if you have it around.
> 
> Friction mounting comes in handy, as the article mentions, when drying
> tracing paper or gampi tissue that tends to get all puckered when left
> to dry freely.  It's also good for japanese prints that have subtle
> embossing to them sometimes. Finally, papers that have creases sunk into
> them are often difficult to press well (sometimes the crease gets
> 'caught' in the press and you open it to find that you've just
> reinforced a crease you were trying to eliminate)  For the majority or
> Western papers you might encounter, just humidify 'em and stick them in
> a press between reemay and blotters. ;)
> 
> Douglas Sanders
> Senior Conservator
> Indiana Historical Society
> 450 W. Ohio Street
> Indianapolis, IN 46202
> (317) 234-0045
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Daniel Winston
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:49 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Friction Mounting
> 
> > christine cassidy wrote:
> > I downloaded the instructions here that are the basis
> > of
> > what I did: The Use of Friction Mounting as an Aid to
> > Pressing Works on Paper
> > http://aic.stanford.edu/sg/bpg/annual/v03/bp03-10.html
> 
> 
> I read the article on friction mounting and look
> forward to trying it.  I'll be looking for the
> "enhanced textural and three-dimensional quality of
> the paper".
> 
> But I am curious what she meant by
> "wet-strength tissue"?  What is an example of a wet
> strenght tissue?
> 
> And also, wouldn't a humidity pak (with reemay and
> blotters) achieve the same thing, just without the
> above mentioned "textual qualities"?
> 
> Interesting.
> Thanks,
> Daniel Winston
> 
> 
> 
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