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Iron Gall Ink

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The Magic of black inks

The Office for International Academic Projects is offering a great course on the history of black inks & their various formulations, including iron gall, sepia, bistre and logwood inks. This class will also cover chemical composition, manufacture and conservation…

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Preserving a Stained Diploma

Repairing and restoring diplomas and certificates is a familiar task in my conservation practice.  Diplomas come in a wide variety of sizes and formats.  They may be made of parchment or paper, and the inks used vary from printing inks to…