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Re: Marbling problems and ideas
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Marbling problems and ideas
- From: John Freund <johfreu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 10:50:20 -0400
- Message-id: <199604151450.KAA22201@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>For some time, I've had this idea in my head to marble on Tyvek. Anyone done
>it? And just where would a guy go to get Tyvek that isn't printed with
>HOUSEWRAP all over it?
Curtis 1000 in NY (1-800-332-0444) sells an archival grade Tyvek. It has no
additives or coatings. They sell it in sheets, rolls and envelopes.
About a year ago I did some tests using Tyvek as a covering material .It
dyes very nicely and is easy to work with but adhesives tend to be a
problem. Paste and mc don't stick well, and pva s tend to separate the
fibres. Upon drying, I was left with bubbles on the surface which
originated from within the Tyvek... the material seemed to delaminate. This
happened both when it was dried under pressure and not. A little more
experimentation however probably could overcome this.