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Re: Adhesives

Not to discourage you, but the subject of adhesives seems to be as prone to
opinion as almost anything.  A couple of years ago,  a well known Bay-Area
binder told me, when I broached the general subject of glue, that when any
two binders get together one of the first things to come up is the
glue/adhesive subject, about which they usually disagree.

It was discussed several times, in my presence yesterday, at the Alliance
function in Los Angeles, and I heard everything from cooked wheat-paste to
Stitch-Witch-iron-on adhesive, and nearly everything in between, propounded
with great seriousness.

So I suspect that whatever advice you get you will need to take on faith
and try before deciding for yourself.

Charles Schermerhorn
> From: Scooter Services <scooterservices@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Adhesives
> Date: Sunday, June 07, 1998 3:26 PM
> I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me...
> I'm trying to determine which adhesive is the best to use in the
> following instances:
> 1.  adhering paper to davey board
>      a.  cloth cover paper to board
>      b.  decorative cover paper to board
> 2.  signature papers to end papers
> 3.  end papers to board
> I've been searching several FAQ's on bookbinding websites and can't seem
> to find a straight answer!  I'd like to use archival materials, but it
> seems as though most people use PVA (which I've read is not archival).
> Any help that you might be able to give would be greatly appreciated!

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