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Subject: Ink on paper

Ink on paper

From: Clare Reynolds <clarereynolds>
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Teresa Fernanz de de Bobadilla <teresa [at] bobadilla__jazztel__es>

>I have a drawing with ballpoint writing on the back as well as
>fountain pen ink and accidentally someone sprayed water and alcohol
>over it and put it on the press. The ink has moved through to the
>surface of the recto and is quite noticeable.  Could anyone suggest
>a bright method of "sinking it" back to the verso? I have tried
>suction table but it was not efficient enough.

The suction power of a suction table is not strong enough to draw
the pigment through the paper.  It is better to use a suction point,
with a variety of solvents, to see which is most effective, but care
has to be taken not to overclean or overstretch the area of paper
being treated.

Cynthia L. Johnson
Via Boccaccio, 61
50133 Firenze

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Received on Tuesday, 14 March, 2006

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