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Subject: Lithograph on cigarette paper

Lithograph on cigarette paper

From: Michael Maggen <maggen>
Date: Friday, February 20, 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

I would suggest in such case to use heat set techniques for the
hinges. You can consider using  a very thin Japanese paper pre
prepared with dilute Plextol / Movilit or even Paraloid B-72.
Naturally you`ll have to make some experiments for best results.

Michael Maggen,
Head of Paper Conservation Laboratory
The Israel Museum Jerusalem

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