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  • sidestreet@americanisp.net
    Does anyone know how to test paper for ph? Marc H.
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 6, 2001
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      Does anyone know how to test paper for ph?

      Marc H.
    • irisnevins
      TALAS in NYC most likely still sells test strips. You wet them and/or the paper and hold the strip up to the paper and there is a chart to show by what color
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 7, 2001
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        TALAS in NYC most likely still sells test strips. You wet them and/or the
        paper and hold the strip up to the paper and there is a chart to show by
        what color the strip turns, what the acidity is. Keep in mind that the
        marbling process tends to add a little acid, not much however. I work on
        acid free paper and the marbled side always ends up fairly near neutral. I
        leave it up to the bookbinders/framers/whomever to deacidify further if
        they wish to. The backing stays acid free anyway.

        A good paper that works and is acid free is the Classic line. It is not
        available in art stores, but through local printer suppliers in your area,
        and entire cartons generally need to be bought. Look under paper in the
        yellow pages, or ask a local print shop who the distributor is.

        Iris Nevins
      • Yehuda Miklaf
        You can get test pens from bindery suppliers, Abbey newsletter, or maybe Gaylord too. You make a little mark at the edge and the color tells you whether it s
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 7, 2001
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          You can get test pens from bindery suppliers, Abbey newsletter, or maybe
          Gaylord too. You make a little mark at the edge and the color tells you
          whether it's acidic or not.

          Yehuda Miklaf
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