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09-08-2000, 10:33 AM
I love manila paper. Does anyone know about the "archival" properties of manila paper? I know I probably shouldn't be using it...



09-14-2000, 04:05 PM
There are no archival properties to speak of with manila paper. It isn't meant to last any length of time. That is why they use it in school. Even after a few months you will notice color change in the paper itself.


09-15-2000, 06:36 PM
Manilla paper is made of inexpensive wood pulp...fine for testing or practice, but not for permanent work.

You may wish to try purchasing the manilla-type color in the Canson line, high-quality sanded paper (most of which are still not archival), or perhaps prepare your own surface with the approximate tooth and color.


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09-22-2000, 10:25 PM
Cindy, I just remembered a printmaking paper that has that manila feel about it which is archival. It is Rives Lightweight and comes in white or buff. I have used this with pastels before. I have some on hand if you would like me to send you a few sheets to see how you like them. Let me know by email, and I will send them off.