Linen reacts to water in a similar way as coated paper. If wet, the linen will adhere to other material while drying and will be unsalvageable.
Linen drawings need to be immediately separated and interleaved with waxed paper, freezer paper, or unprinted newsprint. If unprinted newsprint is used, do not place pressure on the interleaved documents (this could result in sticking). 27)
If separation is not possible, freeze immediately. 28)
BLUEPRINTS AND SEPIA PRINTS
These items cannot be left immersed in water. Water soluble inks will be destroyed. 29)
The documents must be separated and air dried or frozen.
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Architectural drawings on mylar also contain water soluble inks and therefore cannot remain immersed in water.31)
These documents may be blotted gently with cloths. If too much pressure is applied the ink will erase. 32)
Then air dry the document. 33)
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