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Paul Mirocha <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 16 Nov 1997 23:54:10 +0000
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Karen Ackoff wrote:
> Elaine wrote in regard to 1-ply bristol:
> >I found it bent and wrinkled very easily.  What do you people do to prevent
> >that when it is in 23x28 sheets?  Cut it down carefully?
> When working with anything, 1-ply or heavier, I always tape it down to a
> piece of foamcore board. This keeps the paper from getting wrinkled or
> damaged, especially the edges.
> I used to use bristol almost exclusively for pen and ink... but found at
> one point that the size Strathmore was using seemed to have changed (about
> 15 years ago). The surface was not always uniform, and would even resist
> the ink in places. And I was using technical pens and the requisite
> technical pen ink, so this should not have happened. I haven't used bristol
> recently so I don't know if this is still the case.
> I now use Denril... and find it inks beautifully and is quite forgiving (I
> can scratch and ink, and then scratch and ink again -- and there is no
> shiny surface). As for the little pieces of plastic that appear when you
> scrape... I gently lift them off with a kneaded eraser once the ink is
> really, really dry. And my drawings scan with no difficulty -- the ink
> lines are clear and well defined.

What is Denril? Where do you get it?


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