[78-L] ^what archival really means

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com.invalid
Mon Feb 9 10:09:47 PST 2015

Okay, but what about all those Mercury and other early-mid 50s labels? I 
have seen perfect graphic transfers of the red ink from the (acidic) 
sleeve to the vinyl surface - or the tops of the groove lands, if you 
prefer. Seems the gunky, no-stick goop they put on the records made a 
perfect transfer medium for the ink(s) on the sleeves. The records do 
not sound any different but should be cleaned exceptionally well before 
playing (the no-stick goop does get into the grooves and can gum up your 
stylus - then it will start jumping grooves - Yuk).


On 2/9/2015 7:06 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> Acid-free might make a difference for lacquers but I wouldn't waste the money
> on shellacs. And in any event, you can wrap your records in deerskin for all I
> care but it's still pointless unless you've cleaned them first.
> dl
> On 2/9/2015 11:47 AM, Joe Salerno wrote:
>> I recall once Kurt Nauck posted that he had never seen paper damage a
>> shellac record.
>> I must wonder that a paper label might be damaged, however.
>> Joe Salerno
>> On 2/8/2015 4:30 PM, Rodger Holtin wrote:
>>> Are shellac or vinyl records affected by acidic paper?
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> On 2/9/2015 11:50 AM, Joe Salerno wrote:
>> It's all hype anyway. In the video production business, there is a term
>> "broadcast quality" which also means nothing, never defined clearly, but
>> handy to toss around to sell something to an unsuspecting buyer -
>> especially in this day when TV stations will use any footage from any
>> source to report news or fill the video space.
>> Joe Salerno
>> On 2/8/2015 4:38 PM, David Lennick wrote:
>>> Lordy but I hate those crappy photo albums. Now, let's take on "organic".
>>> dl
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