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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000 Comment: Definition: Highly finished cardboard that is clay coated on both sides: used chiefly for menus and printed materials.