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"Polyart" Music Roll Paper Alternative
By Matthew Caulfield

Last Monday I received an email advertisement from Platinum Paper
Limited for its Polyart music roll "paper."  The advertisement says

  "POLYART, used by many music roll suppliers around the world, is a
  new fantastic alternative to paper for manufacturing music rolls and
  plans.  Polyart is strong, waterproof, will not shrink or tear, has
  the durability of plastic but the features of paper, and will last
  a lifetime.  It is perfect for music rolls for the player piano,
  mechanical organ, electronic carillon and various types of orchestrion."

Has anybody else heard of or used Polyart or any other non-paper music
roll product?  There was some experimentation several years ago using
Mylar to cut music rolls, but one of the drawbacks was that it rapidly
dulled the punch pins of a perforator.

Polyart is manufactured in Dublin and, according to its web site, the
surface has a clay coating to make printing on it possible.  I'd be
very afraid that this clay coating would lead to tracker bar clogging
sooner or later, depending on how firmly the coating is embedded in the
paper surface.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [ See  http://www.platinumpaper.ie/ and
 [ http://www.platinumpaper.ie/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=56&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=71 
 [ -- Robbie


(Message sent Sat 16 Feb 2013, 18:10:53 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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