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Re: Laser Printing (was: bookbinding - present and future)

Jane Brown said:

        My thinking would be that the talcum powder, which probably has a corn
        starch base, is less damaging ...

FWIW: Talcum powder is made up primarily of powdered talc which is a mineral
consisting mainly of basic magnesium silicate.   I doubt that it would be
particularly harmful.

Commercial talcum powder, however, contains additives such as perfumes and
possibly antiseptic powders.  What these will do to your work is beyond my


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