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Re: Wheat starch paste
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Wheat starch paste
- From: Virginia Sauer <vsauer@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 08:21:20 -0700
- Message-id: <199709011354.GAA18042@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>However, I do not recommend using a microwave to prepare it
>because the starch granules do not have time to absorb enough
>water to burst the membranes ... I don't use PVA except on
>boxes/slipcases, or , perhaps, when recasing a modern book.
I can't thank you enough! (And, since I don't own a microwave, I'm very
happy to learn that one can, indeed, use the top-of-the-stove method for
making the wheat paste.)
I had read that adding the PVA glue repels bugs -- but have read
the reason for using wheat starch is that _THAT_ does not attract bugs.
Thanks again -- I really appreciate it.