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Re: gum on vellum

On Tue, 20 May 2008, sam wang wrote:


Get the brand name from the student before he escapes for the summer.

One cheapy vellum can be very different from another. Most can stand one coat gum with no problem, but more than one coat is a different story.
My experience is that at any price there's no rhyme or reason to what's labelled "vellum." As I recall, the original article was pounded out of sheepskin (of which I once tried an extremely costly sheet, to no success) but I've seen everything from translucent/thin to heavy/opaque called "vellum," not to mention all those so-called "vellum" finishes.