Re: [bookartsconnection] Preserving newprint
- I am not sure if this works for all news papers as they
do vary. but I do have newspapers saved from 30 yrs
ago by simply keeping them in a plastic bag with
baking soda sprinkled within its pages, and in a trunk.
They have not yellowed but they seem to be more gray
but not crumpled or fragile. I think it is because they
were kept in the dark away from any sunlight. I think no
sunlight and baking soda powder is the key. The
baking soda does keeps the acid in control. Of course
making copies is always as added insurance and a
I have enjoyed going back and reading the news along
side the reason I saved the paper and remember how
things were so different then.
> From: Pam Maines <pam@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Date: 2004/07/03 Sat PM 04:50:03 EDT
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> Subject: [bookartsconnection] Preserving newprint
- I remeber seeing a tip on that book that Pat had published with tips and
resources. It involved soaking the newsprint in a solution of water and milk
of magenesium, but I can't remeber proportions or times. Anyone? Patrice,
are you still here in cyberspace?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pam Maines" <pam@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 13:50
Subject: [bookartsconnection] Preserving newprint
> I have a question for anyone with experience dealing with preserving
> newspaper articles. I tend to photocopy anything I want to last,
> knowing how quickly newsprint yellows and falls apart. (I have
> plenty of old scrapbook items that fit that description.) However,
> my stepdaughter's fiance proposed to her by printing a "mock"
> engagement announcement on newsprint and inserting it in the Sunday
> paper and she wants to preserve the actual document for posterity.
> She's wondering whether laminating it is the best idea or whether
> there is another technique to maintain the newsprint "feel" without
> risking eventual disintegration. If any of you has a suggestion,
> we'd greatly appreciate it.
> Pam Maines
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- Thanks to those of you who responded to my request for ideas for
preserving newsprint; I've passed them along to my stepdaughter.