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    I am looking for a used, manual, full-size etching press in the Santa Barbara-Ventura-Los Angeles area. Are there any out there? Ines ... From: Jill
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      I am looking for a used, manual, full-size etching press in the Santa
      Barbara-Ventura-Los Angeles area. Are there any out there?

      Ines

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Jill Littlewood" <jill@...>
      To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 21:10
      Subject: Re: [bookartsconnection] Preserving newprint


      > The only way I know of to preserve newsprint is to deacidify it with
      Wei'to
      > or a similar buffering spray - Book Keeper is another one ( I have some so
      > unless you have a lot to spray just bring the piece by and we'll
      de-acidify
      > it). Then it should be encapsulated in mylar with archival double sided
      > tape keeping the mylar together. Or put it in one of the acid free pages
      > Light Impressions sells - which they have at any good photo shop around
      town
      > (the advantage of Light Impressions as well as other conservation
      suppliers
      > is the wealth of information in their catalogues).
      >
      > With newsprint, or any other acidic paper, you can never reverse the aging
      > from acid attack but you can arrest it with these buffering agents so it
      is
      > good to do something as quickly as possible. The plastic protections are
      to
      > avoid deterioration from handling since newsprint is not a strong paper.
      >
      > When you laminate anything you enclose it and trap the acid along with the
      > paper - it will continue to decay but the plastic will support it as it
      > weakens. It all depends on how conservation minded you want to be -
      > conservators consider the best solutions to be reversable so they go for
      > de-acidifying and enclosing in a reversable way, which laminating is not.
      >
      > Jill
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Pam Maines" <pam@...>
      > To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 1:50 PM
      > 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.
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > > Pam
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