JAIC 1983, Volume 22, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 82 to 91)
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JAIC 1983, Volume 22, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 82 to 91)

LEAF CASTING ON THE SUCTION TABLE

Robert Futernick


ABSTRACT—Modification of the “leaf casting” technique for use on the vacuum suction table is described. A plastic container, placed above an area of missing paper, holds water and pulp until suction is applied from below. Fibers, pulled evenly into proper position, bond with the edge of the original sheet. Prints or drawings that exceed the size of the suction table may still be treated. Through localized wetting or the use of alcohol as the casting liquid, certain problems associated with water soluble media and standard casting procedure can be overcome.

Article Sections:

1. LEAF CASTING
2. HAND PULP TECHNIQUE
3. VACUUM TABLE
4. LEAF CASTING ON THE SUCTION TABLE
5. ALTERATION OF THE VACUUM TABLE DESIGN
6. CONCLUSION
a: References
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Copyright 1983 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works