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Pigment dispersions

From: Jerry Shiner <keepsafe>
Date: Friday, November 27, 1998
Pete Sixbey <psixbey [at] max__state__ia__us> writes

>... I
>had tried Ciba's Microlith pigments with limited success--it was
>very difficult to dissolve the pigments into the epoxy ...

Just a note for the archives: Ciba's Microlith pigments are designed
for the printing trades. The extremely fine pigment is ground in a
soluble carrier, making it easy to mix into solvent evaporation or
oil-based paints and inks. As a fine art printer I loved its
transparency and ease of use, but the carrier might cause some
problems for conservators.

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems &
Forever Yours Bridal Gown Preservation
Toronto, Ontario

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:48
                 Distributed: Monday, November 30, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-48-013
Received on Friday, 27 November, 1998

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