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[SOLVED] Discussion with Yupo themselves

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by Airbrush Dreams, Aug 15, 2017.


  1. Airbrush Dreams

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    Got a call directly from Yupo today and discussed their paper that I had my recent tragedy with. The representative explained the paper is engineered to have the layers be separated for certain printing industries testing. The paper was never meant for the art field or even taping for that matter. She was very polite and even said she liked my art and it was a shame what had happened. Yupo is not Archival and is only meant for printing even thou they have marketed some for water color art. So that is why it does not react the same as Dru's paper.


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    That's useful to know. In a nutshell taping it is using it outside of it's design.
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    Yes it is.


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    well at least we have an answer on that one. Any time I've taped on Yupo I've always detacked, only applied lightly and always warmed the tape before removing.

    Thanks for taking the time to get an answer on this one Fred. :thumbsup:
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    it is all kind of confusing, isn't it? it isn't marketed a little for water color use, it is quite big in that realm. Alcohol markers, too. Yet, the company itself will not call it archival, won't really even talk about it in use beyond a year - and that is in the print only industry (although I have some in my studio that has surpassed that age - paint intact). Both Marissa, and Carlo have discussed the uncertainty of the stuff, and advised me from using for anything but practice. But, now they are selling Lana Vanguard as archival, and praise it's properties. On the cover of Lana Vanguard - "made by Yupo". Is it different? If so, how? No real answers out there...
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    Yes it is very confusing. I think there are different types of Yupo. My hubs was in the print trade for 20 odd years, and had some experience of Yupo, and seems to remember it being different weights and have different purposes, but that was a few years ago The stuff I tried delaminated and seemed to be like a layer of thin acetate over a white backing. Certainly nothing at all like the Lana Vanguard I have, who's packaging didn't mention the word Yupo at all, and when I tried to research it, and see if there were Yupo connections, before deciding to buy it, just said it was manufactured in France.
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    Squish - I think it was Andre posted a picture of the label on his pad of Lana that had it printed right on it - "made by Yupo"

    Here - found this in a post about Lana Vanguard -
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    Hmmm I got mine from Amazon and Yupo isn't mentioned anywhere in the desription, and mine looks like this and doesn't have the word Yupo on it anywhere on the cover or packaging. However, I just found the same pic on the US version of amazon and the title was 'Yupo Lana Vanguard' so maybe they have set up a division of the company just for the art market? It certainly said UV resistant and protected from aging in the write up of mine. So if it is Yupo, seems like they are wanting to steer artists away from the regular stuff and pay more for the art marketed stuff, which you can only get in pads of 10 sheets or so (here anyway) :evil::rolleyes: - typical. But it certainly is very different from the Yupo I tried before, and not even just a little bit, really really different. I can't find another kind of Yupo available here though, so I can't get another piece to compare and see if it is the same as the lana vanguard unfortunately. Would be interesting to find out.
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