Q: Is sizing used in papermaking and textile manufacturing to change the absorption and wear characteristics of those materials? ¶
Q: Was sizing more needed in writing than in printing papers? ¶
Q: Is sizing used for oil-based surface preparation for gilding? ¶
A: Yes, It is used by painters and artists to prepare paper and textile surfaces for some art techniques.
Q: Is sizing a term used for any substance which is applied to a surface before gilding in order to ensure adhesion of the thin gold leaf to the substrate? ¶
Q: Is sizing used during paper manufacture to reduce the paper's tendency when dry to absorb liquid? ¶
A: Yes, and with the goal of allowing inks and paints to remain on the surface of the paper and to dry there, rather than be absorbed into the paper.
Q: Is sizing rabbit skin glue diluted and heated in water , and boiled linseed oil? ¶
A: Yes, modern materials include polyvinyl acetate.
Q: Is sizing intended to make paper more suitable for printing? ¶
A: Yes, and it also makes printing paper less durable and poses a problem for preservation of printed documents.
Q: Is sizing applied to almost all papers and especially to all those that are machine made? ¶
A: Yes, while surface sizing is added for the highest grade bond, ledger, and writing papers.
Q: Was sizing accomplished by a worker holding a number of sheets by the aid of two wooden sticks? ¶
A: Yes, and dipping the paper into the warm gelatinous liquid.