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Re: [ARSCLIST] shellac and acidity
At 01:17 PM 5/23/2003, you wrote:
There MIGHT be another explanation...
Where the paper is in contact with the disc it is pressed tightly to its
neighbor. Where there is no disk, the air is free to reach the surface of
the paper and exchange, thereby leaching out some of the ink long-term.
I've seen this with newspapers, the exposed parts hanging out of a folder
are more degraded than the part in the folder.
I also see records bearing an image of the printing on the sleeve. This
evidently is caused by chemicals in the ink which react with the shellac.
By the way, never write on a record sleeve with a magic marker - you will
see the same thing happen.
What I have not seen (as far as I know) is any record obviously affected by
an acid-laden sleeve. Has anyone else?
Kurt & Diane Nauck
c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
22004 Sherrod Ln.
Spring, TX 77389
Phone: (281) 288-7826
Fax: (425) 930-6862