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Larson Gummed Tape - If you took Hugh's Light Hinging Class (or not)

Cliff Wilson MCPF

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In Hugh Phibb's Light Hinging class the tape from Larson was mentioned.
I talked about it in another thread, but promised I would post the part number.

Here it is: Part # SUAFTP7418

Larson has available out of their Chicago warehouse a "tape" that they are importing from the company Conservation by Design that they bought in the UK.

When I bought it a roll of 300 feet was under $12.

It is an allpha cellulose base with starch paste.

From the website : http://www.conservation-by-design.co...mno=SUAFTP7418

SpecificationsPaper:


  • 90gsm
  • Acid-free and Lignin-free,
  • Buffered with calcium carbonate,
  • pH7.5to8.5

Adhesive:

  • Acid-free Water Activated Starch Adhesive
  • pH7.5
  • Passed the P.A.T. (Photographic Activity Test)

FATG level – Conservation

I have been using it for a bit now on "decorative" stuff. I find the paper a bit thick and the edges a bit sharp, but that can be somewhat fixed with tearing. The adhesive seems to be everything they say it is (n't) and I think it is a reasonable alternative for photos, inkjet prints, and things you need to do quickly and easily.
 

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Looks like a good alternative than Lineco's Hyaku which I had used for basic hinges, until Rebecca's claim that it turns brown and it's inconsistent ability to work.
 

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Looks like a good alternative than Lineco's Hyaku which I had used for basic hinges, until Rebecca's claim that it turns brown and it's inconsistent ability to work.
The substrate is heavier, so you have to be a little careful about the art embossing.
Other than that, it is a great alternative to the Hayaku.
Much less money too!
 

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Sniffing unseal? I try not to breathe that stuff as it kills much needed braincells.
Whenever I have a cloth that smells of unseal or similar solvent, I lay it in front of an open window so the smell flows out the building.

I never understood why some people sniff petrol to get a high.
 

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Cliff, was that the product with the methyl cellulose? Hugh was talking quite a bit about methyl cellulose in both his hinging classes that included making your own pre-coated hinging materials. I had to leave the last half of the hinging light items class, so I was wondering if this was something I missed.
 

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Cliff, was that the product with the methyl cellulose? Hugh was talking quite a bit about methyl cellulose in both his hinging classes that included making your own pre-coated hinging materials. I had to leave the last half of the hinging light items class, so I was wondering if this was something I missed.
No. This is a starch based product.
Hugh was talking about making your own "equivalent" of this with MC.
 

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I have been using it for a bit now on "decorative" stuff. I find the paper a bit thick and the edges a bit sharp, but that can be somewhat fixed with tearing. The adhesive seems to be everything they say it is (n't) and I think it is a reasonable alternative for photos, inkjet prints, and things you need to do quickly and easily.

Yes, I got a roll when you first mentioned it. I like it for the kinds of uses you mentioned, but I wish they would make one a little lighter weight that "feathers" as well as the Hyaku when you tear it.
:cool: Rick
 
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