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Subject: Printing plates

Printing plates

From: Rebecca E. Hatcher <hatcherre>
Date: Friday, December 28, 2001
One collection in our archives includes printing plates (for color
separations) from a book published in 1965.  The plates, which are
metal, have been wrapped in waste paper.  It appears that the plates
were not cleaned after they were used for printing, and so the paper
has stuck to the plates.  We plan to remove the paper (it peels away
fairly readily, although it is destroyed in the process) and enclose
the plates themselves in something non-stick, such as polyethylene
bags.  Does this seem reasonable? Is there something better we
should do?

Rebecca E. Hatcher
Rakow Research Library
Corning Museum of Glass

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:47
                 Distributed: Thursday, January 3, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-47-010
Received on Friday, 28 December, 2001

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