preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: John Foust <>
Date: Sat Jun 23 15:13:14 2001

At 07:27 PM 6/22/01 -0400, R. D. Davis wrote:
>The answer is quite simple to arrive at: a printed book. Alas, too
>many books have been printed on acidic paper... of course, the
>solution is rather simple, a good photocopy on acid-free paper. :-)

Plastic-carbon toners aren't archival, be they from a copier
or a laser printer. They re-melt, re-flow or otherwise become
adhesive under heat or pressure, and they'll interact with
solvents such as outgassing plastics like the vinyl from a
new three-ring binder.

- John
Received on Sat Jun 23 2001 - 15:13:14 BST

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