Posted by Andreas Grund on November 02, 2002 at 03:58:54:
In Reply to: Re: remove the prints? How? posted by Ross on November 02, 2002 at 03:31:06:
if you work careful enough, you don't need the plastice sheet between print and folder. I do it that way, using slightly alkaline water (knife tip of calcium hydroxide in a glass of water) and applying the moisture with a cotton swap. But, don't apply at both corners the same time. Do it one by one and take the time to "learn" how the moisture softens the (hopefully) rice glue.If too much moisture penetrates into the print and leaves a brownish "tideline", walk it out as long it is fresh, usually no problem.
If you don't want to keep the storage folder, it is better to cut of all the paper around the glued spots and then to remove them as described in an article at www.shinhanga.net.
Caveat: The prints of Tokuriki Tomikichiro are more often than not printed on short fiber paper with a weak sizing. Such paper is much more sensitive against damage in wet condition compared with the typical long fiber paper.
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