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Re: [BKARTS] Xerox / Laser Printing Question

While I do not discount the importance of an acid-free paper for use in
books, much less the use of an "acid-free" 100% rag content paper, I
would like to suggest that an equally important factor is the type of
bond that is achieved during laser printing.
It is my understanding that the heat of fusion must be complete. A
simple test that has been suggested is to try to lift the toner from
the paper with a piece of tape, or another method might be to try to
erase the toner. Even so, I do wonder how long the image will last ----
 and only time will tell.
Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA  16695
Fax:   814-793-4045
Email:    wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Jul 8, 2004, at 12:11 PM, Eric Wilcox wrote:

................   Its not crucial that every part of these books be
archival, but I still wonder how laser printed paper and/or paper
printed on
a copier holds up over time.  Are there any treatments that can extend
life of these kinds of things?

On Jul 8, 2004, at 3:19 PM, Signa Houghteling wrote:

Some years ago I faced the same problem.  I was advised to use 100% rag
content paper--the most important consideration--and that laser
printing, as
far as can be known at this time, is archival, or at least will last.

On Jul 8, 2004, at 3:26 PM, M Cirfi Walton wrote:

The computer paper and Xerox papers I've tested from time to time seem
archival  Try giving the corner of the page a little dab with your pH
It will soon give you a reading.  Cheers, Mercedes :)


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