Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tycore: Same product, better price!

Tycore is Tough...
and with its new and improved price, it's practically indestructible!

Tycore's honey comb structure makes this material our most dimensionally stable board. That coupled with its pH neutrality (buffered to approx. pH 8), make it an ideal material for a variety of uses.

Already a fan? Or just now familiarizing yourself?
Either way, there's never been a better time to board up
in time for the winter!
Check it out on our website here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


So, you're probably thinking we've been awfully quiet recently.
Agreed, we have been!
But, that doesn't meant that we haven't been busy.

TALAS has an exciting lineup of new products, services, and goodness in store for the summer.

To make sure that you stay up to date, we have introduced a NEWsletter.
We promise to include a wealth of information and interesting stories pertaining to your field.
So be sure to signup on our website today:


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Unbuffered Bond Paper, Re-purposed

Recently we were approached by a Marbler
looking for a new paper to use in his work.

Frustrated by the predominance of buffering agents raping the surfaces of otherwise desirable papers for this artistic medium... he came to us, desperately seeking an alternative solution.

At first, the "regular" marbling papers were discussed - to name a few:
Fabriano Ingres
Hahnemuhle Ingres
Mohawk Superfine

... and then it dawned on us, BOND PAPER!

A newly sourced paper we introduced to feed the demands for a high quality unbuffered paper predominately for storage or printing when a buffering agent is undesirable.

Based on the complaints our marbler friend was expressing (namely to due to paper containing fillers that subsequently effect the penetration of ink into paper) it occurred to us that an unbuffered paper would potentially do the trick & solve these problems!

So, he bought a pack of Bond Paper to experiment with,
and proudly sent us the end result...
which we believe speaks for itself.

Needless to say he, and other marblers alike,
have been flocking to the newly re-purposed paper!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Importance of Paper


Interesting video on the significance of well preserved and constructed documents.

Want to learn more about Byron Weston paper?

Check it out on our website here.

Byron Weston Linen Record Ledger has been the National Standard for permanent records since 1863. For over 140 years Bryon Weston papers have continued to meet the highest standards for acid free, archival paper. They contain an alkaline buffer for maximum resistance to deterioration. The purity and intrinsic strength of cotton, coupled with 200 years of experience in papermaking, makes these ledger papers the best choice for permanent records.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cut Heritage Corrugated Boards!

So, you've heard the buzz about our Heritage Corrugated Board,
but you haven't yet been able to purchase a full carton...

... well, that's no problem anymore as Talas now stocks Cut Sheets of Heritage Board!

Choose from one of our inventoried sizes, or inquire about custom size sheets, shapes, etc.

We are excited to introduce this new product line, as we have been thrilled with its quality and think that everyone should have an opportunity to use it too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Extra, extra READ all about it!

Sick of the cold, and the snow (or lakes of slosh)...

Well, we certainly are!

...and, to help you cozy up in that new Snuggie still sitting in its box from the holidays,
Talas has introduced 2 new and exciting books!

So, go on, get comfy, relieve yourself from the wintery months, and grab yourself a new book:

edited by Erma Hermens and Tina Fiske

The papers presented in this volume focus on a series of conservation ‘flashpoints’ - painted works, drawings, sculpture, installations, new media, performance, interiors and historic houses, cultural objects - and revolve around three key areas considered vital in establishing or vouchsafing an artwork’s ‘authenticity’: material, concept and context.

The papers, each in their own way, evaluate the critical potential of the pluralized form, ‘authenticities’, creating a platform for a continuous discussion on this important and fascinating theme.

Theory and Practice in the Conservation of the Modern and Contemporary Art

Ed. by Ursula Schadler-Saub & Angela Weyer

Confronts the theoretical foundation and the ethical and aesthetic principles of the conservation of modern and contemporary art, testing the limits and possibilities of the development of established positions and seeking new challenges.

The authors tackle the crucial question - whether there should be specific theoretical, ethical and aesthetic guidelines for the conservation and restoration of modern and contemporary art - by starting from important historical theories and seeing how these might be adapted to meet the demands of contemporary society in dealing with modern artworks and all the multiform cultural manifestations of today.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Brush off 2010...

... and welcome 2011 with the help of our new
KOI Water Brushes!

KOI water brushes are lightweight, sleek and perfect
for artists and conservators.

They are made of fine flexible nylon bristles and have a unique water reservoir.
The water level is visual through the transparent barrel and the brushes are available in three sizes to produce strokes from fine to broad.

Great for all types of conservation and artistic purposes.

Visit our website here to order your KOI Brushes today!