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Re: [BKARTS] Cialux & Iris (rayon paper backed) bookcloth

I've used both, and find that with care neither is a problem in terms of
handling, gluing out, working with... Experience and neatness help, and are
critical as with everything we do.

Due to the texture of the cloth, it does pick up dirt easily, but can also
be cleaned easily by lifting it with tape. Note, this does not go for
rubbed in glue, water stains, or the like. Strength, it's not terrific, but
for books getting "normal" use, including nice editions it's no worse than
a nice paper.

I have some "coffee table" books which have used this kind of cloth and
they're just fine.


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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