Re:- Paper residue on upper corners


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Posted by Savon Gray on June 25, 2003 at 22:21:01:

In Reply to: Re: Paper residue on upper corners posted by Marc Kahn on September 17, 2002 at 16:15:30:

I shudder at the thought of what you people might be doing to prints. Remember, you are the caretakers of these items! Your job is to pass them on to future generations!


: I agree with Andreas and Noel except for the following:

: - Using the moistening and scraping technique to remove the remnants of the backing paper, there is no reason to get ANY moisture on the print itself. It doesn't take very much moisture to weaken the left-over backing paper enough to make it susceptible to the scraping. The cotton swab that you use to apply the moisture should be "moist", not "wet". I like to use back-lighting when doing this. It makes the excess paper stand out as a dark area.

: - Once the backing paper remnants are gone: if the adhesive is indeed "sticky", I would use a rubber cement pickup to gently rub the adhesive attempting to remove it. Any art supply store will have this. It can be called a "rubber pickup" or a "rubber cement eraser". This approach is less potentially dangerous than using solvents.

: Marc




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