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Re: Ink fading question

        This won't preserve the drawing itself, necessarily, but the first thing
I'd do is to dismount it, take it to a good copy-shop and have a color
photo-copy made of it.  Usually, if the staff is competent, they can do
things with the print adjustments to bring up various components of the
original.  I have done this with paper items which I wanted preserved, but
did not particularly want out where they were exposed.  I have a good
image, but the original is preserved.
Charles Schermerhorn

> From: Jenni Bick <JBick81242@xxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Ink fading question
> Date: Sunday, July 05, 1998 7:57 PM
> Here's a question for the group--I'm embarassed that I don't know the
> but its never come up before.
> My Grandmother did an ink drawing about 1992 (not too long ago!) that I
> framed, and I recently noticed that it is fading dramatically. I can
> in another 6 years it will be gone. I have the picture framed, but not in
> sunny spot. I know she used an office-supply-type roller ball pen, on
> paper. The drawing is very special to me, not valuable in a general
sense, and
> I'd like to halt the fading. I would like to keep it on display if
> Is there anything I can do?
> Thanks in advance!
> Jenni Bick
> The Printed Word Studio
> JBick81242@xxxxxxx

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