Ivory board

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An uncoated, smooth finished, bristol board introduced in the mid-18th century. Ivory board is composed of 6 layers of paper adhered with glue or starch then pressed. It is a semitranslucent paper used for printing and engraving.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ivory bristol; carton ivoire (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989

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