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Re: [Fwd: newbie questions]
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- Subject: Re: [Fwd: newbie questions]
- From: gary walker <gwalker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Sep 1996 22:25:29 -0700
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>Date: Mon, 02 Sep 1996 11:48:42 -0700
>From: Georgie McNeese <gmcneese@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>Subject: newbie questions
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Elmers glue and I think sobo are pva that is a plastic type of glue. with
age it turns brown. the best pva glue is called Jade that would be acid
free and last the longest-without turning brown.
rice paste or wheat paste will last forever and you can get cheap acid free
paper with strathmore drawing paper at an art store.
>In advance, please excuse the dumb questions. If you find them irritating
>the fact that I'm being very brave. It isn't pleasant to admit total
ignorance to so
>many knowledgeable people.
>Now that I have that off my chest, I will throw out the dreaded questions.
>1. What is the difference between PVA and Elmer's or Sobo? (Please don't
>really need to know.
>2. I have been making blank books for friends and family, using the following
> A. multi-purpose ink-jet printer paper
> B. Hewlett-Packard ink
> C. Sobo glue
> D. cotton covered polyester thread
> E. PRES-ON art needle work mounting board with acid-free adhesive
> F. cotton-polyester type material lined with paper
> G. Satin ribbon (for bookmarks)
> H. Mead Academie Drawing paper (80#) for endpapers
> I. polyester type tape (from the sewing notions department)
> J. Muslin and brown paper from grocery bags for the spine lining
>My question is, if you could take a wild guess, what would be the life
>these books? I don't intend to continue with these materials now that I
>where to get the quality stuff, but I wonder what will happen to those I
>made? They are really pretty and everyone loves them. I have been giving
them away so I
>know that no one will throw bricks at me when they fall apart, but I am a
>individual and I'm too impatient to wait and see what happens.
>3. Can anyone suggest any good, informative books geared to the chemical
> bookbinding materials? How is a newbie to know what works with what.
>4. Is there a generally understood list of bookbinding no no's that I
should know about?
>5. If there is any single factor that you look for in determining the
quality of a hand
> bound book, what would it be?
>6. Is there anything that can be done to the books I have made to keep them
> longer? Can they be de-acidified?
>I have read A.L. Lewis, and Manly Bannister and the like, but they haven't
>questions. I've figured some of the "how to's", and it would be nice to
know "what to"
>and "what not to".
>I would appreciate your replies. (I hope!)
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