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Invisible ink

From: Valinda Carroll <vscarroll<-at->
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
On behalf of a colleague Nicole Hayes
<nicole [at] ica-artconservation__org> writes

>    I was at a symposium recently and one of the speakers
>    recommended rare books be marked with invisible ink (visible
>    under UV light) so as to be traceable.  He assured the audience
>    that these inks were archival, and called them "Identi-kits."

In 2005, when I was managing the Poster Session, we had a poster on
the use of invisible marking inks for identifying rare books and
documents: "Invisible Ink on Documents" Sonja P. Reid, Graduate
Student in Conservation, University of Texas

The abstract was published in the AIC Abstracts from the 2005 annual
meeting. Perhaps you can locate Ms. Reid to obtain more detailed
information about her findings.

Valinda Carroll


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