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Re: [BKARTS] alum and paste



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Does anybody have a good recipe for paste?
I have an okay one.  I'm always looking to experiment.
Jessie
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From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: alum and paste


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>              An International Bookbinding Design Competition
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>                      60,000 ? (Euro) in total prizes
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>               Full information at <http://www.mde2004.org/>
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> Alum has been used in the past to retard spoilage in paste, and
> to clarify the water which has been used in papermills during
> the papermaking process.
>
> It is not a good additive.  It makes paste (and water) somewhat
> acidic.  In time, this will cause problems.
>
> The problems may not become evident in your lifetime, but they
> will become evident over time.  Why make problems for those who
> come after you?
>
> It does not take much time to make paste.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> Jack
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