Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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color fastness

That property of a pigment or dye, or the leather, cloth, paper, ink, etc., containing the coloring matter, to retain its original hue, especially without fading, running, or changing when wetted, washed, cleaned; or stored under normal conditions when exposed to light, heat, or other influences. Color fastness in paper is measured with a fadeometer, and in cloth by a launderometer. See also:FAST COLORS ; FUGITIVE COLORS . (17 , 209 )




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