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Re: best archival adhesive
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: best archival adhesive
- From: Daria <dherlihy@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 09:01:35 -0500
- Message-id: <199703271352.FAA14047@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dear Deb: If you call Binder's Art Supply (1-800-877-3242) you can order
whqt they call their Museum Mounting Kit which is a "professional archival
kit containing...unmodified rice starch adhesive, heavy weight mulberry
enough to make 150 hinges, and a roll of self adhesive linen tape.
A reversible recipe ( meaning you can undo the seal with water later if
4 Tablespoons wheat starch beaten into 1/2 cup cold w ater ( use a whisk)
Then stir in 2 cups of boiling water and it should thicken up.
You can add a few drops of thymol in alcohol if you think you need some
preservative. You will find in time just what exact proportions of starch
to water you like best. And I must add that Metalyn ( not sure of the
wallpaper paste was recommended to me as being high quality starch, reversible,
and contains an antimold/fungi agent.
Please note that you can use rice starch, arrowroot starch, wheat starch..
and you can fool around with the ratio to water.
Lilias at Saltwinds Yankee Barn Workshop