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Subject: Marking books

Marking books

From: Ylva Player-Dahnsjo <y.m.t.player-dahnsjo>
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 1995
Mark Vine <100436.3447 [at] compuserve__com> writes

>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
>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

One distinct drawback with using Acryloid (Paraloid) B72 in acetone
on paper is that attempts to reverse it with solvents sometimes
result in a dark, seemingly insoluble residue in the paper. Hence
you would have to test the Paraloid solution on an inconspicuous
area with every book to make sure it was fully reversible.  Also, if
you were using it to label the cover of a book you would have to
test whether the solvent would dissolve/stain the covering material.

                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:7
                   Distributed: Monday, July 10, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-7-007
Received on Wednesday, 5 July, 1995

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