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Future-proofing paper and ink letter

The choice of paper won't be very difficult. There are different types and brands of paper available in craft stores, stationary sections and even copy shops. You'll want to go for "acid free&...
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Future-proofing paper and ink letter

I have real life experience with this scenario. My father wrote a letter to me on the day I came home from the hospital. He wrote it on yellow legal pad paper with a standard ball point pen. He ...
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Is there a type of ink that dissolves in epoxy resin?

I've tried with some pens. I don't have casting epoxy, only slow epoxy glue (Araldite precision), but it's enough to demonstrate a problem or two within a few hours. A water-based overhead projector ...
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Is there a type of ink that dissolves in epoxy resin?

There are 2 questions here: Is there an ink that's soluble in epoxy? Yes, see Chris H's answer for more details Can you cast a print in epoxy and make it dissolve just the right amount "so it ...
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Future-proofing paper and ink letter

I think this is much easier than the other answer suggest. As long as your storage stays dry you should be fine for a few decades with any kind of paper and any kind of ink pen or a regular pencil. I ...
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Is there such a thing as a refillable porous point pen?

I'll close the loop on this question. Thanks to @ChrisH for identifying "fineliner" as the useful search term. Refillable fineliners do exist, and there are a few products currently ...
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Future-proofing paper and ink letter

Both papers and inks are available as "archival quality" products. "Acid free" is a similar designation. These products are manufactured to degrade little over time. Just look for ...
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How to reduce ink flow of Pilot Parallel Pen?

With most fountain pens, adjusting the rate of inkflow usually comes down to adjusting the fit of the feed (the plastic piece that lies against the nib) to the nib. The bigger the airgap between the ...
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Can I use gel pens on acetate sheets?

Sadly no, gel pens are water-based and don't adhere well to plastics. You'll want to use a ballpoint pen because the ink is sticky and oil-based. This will be semi-permanent, though you could use an ...
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