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Re: a question about type

Erin -

I have had some experience using heat transfer sheets, transfering the image
to a good paper using a dry mount press. The resulting image is extremely
durable, as the toner is covered by the plastic/wax of the transfer.

Obviously, a smooth paper works best - I used a domestic etching paper.

I would be concerned about *long* term fading. The oldest books I have used
this process with are about 2 1/2 years old, and they still look good, but I
would never tell a buyer they are "archival".


-----Original Message-----
From: Erin Moore <ecmoore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: a question about type

>My understanding is that most printers available use fugitive ink, whether
dyes or
>wax, but that color photocopies are much more sturdy and lightfast. What
>experimenting I've done seems to confirm this. Does anyone know how long
>photocopies (on good paper) will last?
>    Alternatively, some heat transfer sheets do a very crisp job and I
thought they
>might be a nice possibility for images- any thoughts/ experiences? Might be
>less archival, but I don't know, if the transfer medium is just a plastic
with along
>life span the added flexibility of the medium could be a real boon.
>Also, Pat, you say Pequeno Press uses computer printouts, do you fix the
toner at
>all? Would you mind sharing which printer make/model you use?
>Erin Moore

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