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Subject: Marking books

Marking books

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 1995
Acryloid (Paraloid) B72 is used as a varnish to label many artifacts
but most specifically ceramics, furniture and industrial artifacts
in conjunction with isograph/technical markers and inks. Acryloid s
mixed with suitable spirit base to apply. In Europe, acetone is most
commonly used as the solvent.

Would there be any drawbacks to using such a solution to label
books, if not this method would surely provide a more secure (though
easily reversible) means of labelling books than pressure sensitive

Incidentally the Acryloid varnish provides for a clear base onto which
the technical ink (white, blue or black) is applied and then a final
top coat of B72 is applied sealing the text in place. The coating is
removable using the same solvent.

Mark G. Vine
Conservation Resources, England

                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:5
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 28, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-5-006
Received on Tuesday, 27 June, 1995

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