A starched, plain-weave, open-mesh fabric, usually made from cotton. Tarlatan fabrics are used for stiffening garment sections, and lining spines of books. Additionally, a carefully folded tarlatan sheet is used to remove excess ink from the surface of an intaglio plate or lithography stone prior to printing.
Synonyms and Related Terms
super; mull; crash; tarlatane; gauze; interfacing
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "printmaking" [Accessed 28 Sept. 2005].
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarlatan (Accessed Sept. 28, 2005)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000