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Re: advice about boards
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: advice about boards
- From: R Starr <rstarr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 15:06:13 -0500
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The usual advice is to remember to align grains and equalize the amount
of material on the two sides of the board to control shrinkage. In any
case I think that you should try things out first.
1) Use something sturdier than board for the core. I have used
2) Don't fully attach some of the materials. For example, the
envelops could be attached with adhesive on the corners only.
3) Use some alternative dry mounting material. I don't know how
archival you want your work to be. If nonarchival 3-M positionable
mounting film works well. For archival moutning I like Fusion 2000 which
is a low temperature dry mounting material that is excellent.