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L, Admitedly, you are correct; in this case, though, my comment was based on the premise that we were dealing with a book that was to be in relatively wide distribution under uncontrolled conditions. If we look at that as a model, we find that those books that are designed for similar situations and those that have survived best are those produced as I described. Examples can be found among the wealth of color illustrated books and atlases (A&C Black, Blackie, MacMillan, Lippincott, SDUK, Johnson, Colton, Mitchell, Walker, and a vast array of other book and atlas publishers) from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. One of the most common problems is foxing - those dark, rust-looking, spots in the paper. They are caused by imperfections in the largely wood pulp-based papers most books were printed on. In the, often higher cotton content, clay-coated paper used for the color images - virtually all done in 3-color lithography - foxing is much rarer. Thus, if the problem had to do with a poster in uncontrolled distribution, the solution might be different. With a book, though, my comments remain, IMO, correct, if you pick your materials with an eye to permanence in its intended setting. Jim Wingo *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 8/17/2001 at 5:07 PM Leslie Otterbein wrote: >Jim: > >Alas, even offset printing will fade in the right (wrong) conditions. Check >out the posters that get a few weeks exposure in the sun, or anything >sitting in the window. > >L Otterbein >-- > > >> From: "Jim Wingo" <email@example.com> >> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 11:49:56 -0400 >> To: email@example.com >> Subject: Re: What Epson Printer does this best? >> >> I am forced to conclude that the solution is both simple and expensive: >> offset printing on acid-free, all-cotton paper, with the images on coated >> stock. >> >> If anyone has contrary opinions, please speak up - this is a problem that >> bedevils many of us. >> >> Jim Wingo > >- >Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate >subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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