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Subject: Preserving laser printing

Preserving laser printing

From: Peter Graham <graham>
Date: Thursday, January 17, 1991
Perhaps of interest to those on your conservation net --

    Copied from MacWeek 12/18/90:

    "No toner is forever, but avoiding vinyl can help it last"

    Keeping important documents around for years or decades can be a
    little tricky.  You should always use pH-neutral paper stock for
    archival printing and store the documents in a cool, dry place away
    from light and bugs. And one more thing:  If the documents were
    printed on a Hewlett-Packard or Apple laser printer, don't store
    them with vinyl binders or notebooks.  Vinyl reacts with the styrene
    plastic in the toner and breaks it down over time.

    [end quote]


                  Conservation DistList Instance 4:39
                 Distributed: Sunday, January 20, 1991
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Received on Thursday, 17 January, 1991

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