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Subject: Mounting large photographs

Mounting large photographs

From: Margot Healey <mhealey>
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002
Ginny Rosner <grosner [at] indianahistory__org> writes

>Sintra has been recommended by the lab as the substrate to mount the
>photograph, but I cannot find any information on the properties of
>this material. ...

I cant address all of your questions but I can say this: Sintra is a
rigid, "moderately expanded" polyvinylchloride (PVC) board
distributed through Alusuisse Composites
<URL:> . Although it is light-weight,
my experience has been that large photographs mounted on Sintra have
a distinct "orange peel" texture that is quite distracting (and
permanent). I have not observed the orange peel texture on smaller
photographs mounted to Sintra. Hope this helps,

Margot Healey
Paper Conservator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:7
                   Distributed: Friday, July 19, 2002
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Received on Thursday, 18 July, 2002

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