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Re: [BKARTS] Japanese paper



This post begs a question.

I always thought that Filmoplast was made of finely woven paper fibers,
working with it however has taught me otherwise, it is nothing more than
what Scotch brand called "Magic" tape in the 60's and 70's that all but
disappeared when applied.  Although much thinner Filmoplast seems no more
than Scotch brand magic tape albeit in a much finer thickness or mil.   

But what fibrous tissue will take the place of filmoplast when covering
text?   Having to strain or just look a little harder to read a text mended
with a Japanese tissue just doesn't cut it, what is needed is a fibrous
material that won't yellow or crack over time and that is nearly I'd say 85%
to 90% transparent when used to mend over text.  

If anyone knows of such a paper or fiber let us know, because while
Filmoplast is good it is nothing more than tape and tape ages and
deteriorates.

Best, 

John
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hempe,
Sandy
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:25 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Japanese paper

My favorites are Tengujo and Kizukishi.  The Tengucho is very light
weight but strong, and works well if you are forced to mend over text,
as you can usually read through it without much difficulty.  

Sandy Hempe
Conservator
Missouri State Archives


-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of M.
Mordkovych
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:36 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Japanese paper

Hello!

What sort of Japanese paper specificaly can be recommended for repairing

torn pages? There are so many different sorts!

                                    
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