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Re: [BKARTS] Yes Stikflat Glue

I've occasionaly but rarely used Yes glue on paper where and when it
was critical that there be minimal pull due to expansion and
contraction.  I have an unscientific opinion that is would not be
good for leather.  Because it has low water content one might not
get the "slip" that is often required when covering, and if it is
watered down a bit, I unscientifically guess that it's tack would be

Bruce Levy
----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Shalette <AlShal@xxxxxxx>
Date:         Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:40:43 -0400
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:      [BKARTS] Yes Stikflat Glue

> I'd appreciate comments on the use of Yes Stikflat
> glue with paper, leather and similar bookmaking
> materials.
> I'm most curious about its ageing properties since I just
> retrieved a jar from the back of a bottom shelf that
> I placed there perhaps two years ago.
>     While put in white, it's now a deep golden tan.
> pH seems OK, but I wonder about the long-term
> effects on fibrous materials.
> So, Yes glue -- yes or no?
> Alan Shalette

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