Blotting paper

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Blotter

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Description

An absorbent paper used to soak up excess liquids and moisture, especially ink on writing paper. The unsized paper is bulky and porous with very little strength. There is a wide variety of blotting paper available ranging from high grade rag papers to chemical and mechanical pulp papers. Most are acid-free with a neutral pH.

Synonyms and Related Terms

blotter; drinking paper; absorbent paper, filter paper; paper towel; grey paper; papier buvard (Fr.)

Other Properties

pH = 7-8

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 574
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Marjorie Shelley, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987
  • Silvie Turner, Which Paper?, Design Press, New York, 1991
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997

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