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Subject: Lithograph on cigarette paper

Lithograph on cigarette paper

From: Franklin Shores <f.shores>
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Jayne Girod Holt <girodj [at] rcn__com> writes

>I have a 20 x 30 inch lithograph on cigarette paper that needs to be
>mounted for exhibition.  I've been experimenting with different
>methods of hinging and so far haven't found anything that doesn't
>cause cockling (my experiments have been on a sheet of buffered
>tissue, which is a similar weight and feel to the cigarette paper).
>I've tried using both thick and regular tengujo hinges, methyl
>cellulose and wheat starch paste adhesives, etc.  I've tried working
>as dry as possible. The print is too large for photo corners or edge

Just a suggestion as you asked for. I think any paper as delicate as
you are using should maybe be encapsulated between mylar sheets or
if I had the go ahead, a Japanese paper lining might be a
possibility.  With proper care and understanding the Japanese paper
lining can be a good thing. In this case I would say that the lining
possibly would not be reversible. That is something you and your
curator will have to decide.

Franklin Shores
Conservator in Private practice

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:55
                Distributed: Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Received on Wednesday, 18 February, 2004

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