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.