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Re: [BKARTS] problems using Schaefer gold foil



Hi, Frank --

Thank you for the answer, which I was afraid of. I am really wishing Swift
did not go out of business, because their foil worked well (not as well as
leaf, of course, but well enough for lines, etc).

I have noticed that the gold foil I currently have has a very thick carrier
film, which is obviously part of the problem. And yes, I have to heat the
tool after two impressions also, not a horrible problem, but time consuming.

Beth Stegenga
Paternoter Row Books

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Lehmann [mailto:lehmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:11 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: problems using Schaefer gold foil


> Before, I used Swift foil with no problems, but now, this new foil is
giving me fits.

Dear Beth,

None of the currently available gold foils that I've tested so far work
well for hand finishing.  The adhesives work over too narrow of a
temperature range (I can get them to work, but have to reheat the tool
after one or two impressions.) and their carrier films don't allow for
fine detail to come through.

Sincerely,
Frank
Lehmann Bindery

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