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Re: archival adhesive for cyanotype?

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Seigel" <jseigel@panix.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: archival adhesive for cyanotype?


For a use like you describe, I'd suggest a two-sided tape. I don't know the make, but NY Central Artists materials sells a wonderful one -- archival and very easy to use... just clip off a piece the size you want, then press into place, scootch off the cover plastic on the other side, then position what you want over it and rub down firmly, gently.

It's also easy to remove if desired -- just put some "Undo" (from TALAS last time I got it) on a cotton swab, ease into the area & gently pull off.

It seems expensive at first blush, was about $12 for a roll maybe a third of an inch wide tape, now probably costs more, but it won't dry out in the bottle, and a little goes a very long way. (Also no staining or bleedthrough onto the paper.)

I wouldn't use wet adhesive for any such use if possible to avoid... Are you familiar with Gudyo (not spelled right, but something like that)... sold in rolls...? The two-sided material comes with a cover sheet you cut to size then peel. A sturdier heavier sheet than the tape, but otherwise similar. (And of course, expensive, but worth it.)

Scotch makes a double sided tape that comes in the same kind of dispensers that regular transparent tape does. It appears to be the same tape and adhesive but is coated on both sides with a protective strip on one side. I haven't bought any for a while but I don't remember it as being very expensive. I think you can get it at any office supply store as well as art supply stores.

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA