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    I like to use the Westminster Rag board in bright white that LI carried. I haven't found anything else that's the exact same color (I'm very picky and a former microscopist / trace evidence examiner). Does anyone else carry the same board?

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    Send us a small sample (2" square would do it) and we will compare the color to our "Pure White," which used to be called "Bright White."

    P.O. Box 367, Revere, PA 18953

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I like to use the Westminster Rag board in bright white that LI carried. I haven't found anything else that's the exact same color (I'm very picky and a former microscopist / trace evidence examiner). Does anyone else carry the same board?
    The closest Bainbridge AlphaRag mat board to the Westmister Rag "Bright White" is AlphaRag "White". The Bainbridge Alpharag also offers better protection than the Westminster since it has the Zeolyte Artcare protection. Table below shows the Bainbridge part numbers.

    8-Ply Alpharag White - 8660
    4-Ply Alpharag White - 8634
    2-Ply Alpharag White - 8632

    We carry Alpharag White in 8,4 and 2 ply in window cut, blank, and full sheet. It is not on our website yet but hopefully will be soon.

    If you would like a sample of this color and the Pure White which is a little brighter and the Pearl White which is less bright just provide me your address in a PM.

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    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I like to use the Westminster Rag board in bright white that LI carried. I haven't found anything else that's the exact same color (I'm very picky and a former microscopist / trace evidence examiner). Does anyone else carry the same board?
    Given your stated exactness you'd probably see a difference, but the difference as I perceive it is so small as to be otherwise unnoticeable and I can use both Westminster (given to me) and white Rising Museum Board (resources) interchangeably, although I prefer to use the Rising as I believe it to be better board. This is particularly true for "matting" board in which there is very little reveal when floated in a window mat. Legion Paper, the distributor/supplier of Rising products, made a significant investment a few years ago in acquiring the faltering Rising Mill, and deserve the business.

    Regarding LI, I too, have experienced the same problems obtaining the rare order during the past 2 years as others. While LI's customer service has never been that great, I believe they are not stocking many (or any) items and are ordering from suppliers on an "as needed" basis - when they have sufficient orders. Not a good way to do business, but perhaps necessary given the current economy. While not as convenient, my (rational) advice is to find other suppliers, and not to order from LI unless not time critical.

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    Bethe - I make a trip once in a while to the DC area and buy Bainbridge 4-Ply Alpharag White - 8634 (mentioned earlier) in 32x40, 25 sheets, last time for about $200. That's only $2 for a 16x20. I used to use Westminster exclusively also.

    I don't know if it's worth it to you, but it might be worth the trip. They are just off the beltway on the Fairfax side. You need to call ahead. Also, they will mail you a nice color sample box if you want. They have a number of whites.

    http://www.conservationresources.com/

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    Does anyone know a good replacement for the Westminster natural white?

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    I would get some samples of ArtCare Archival Products.

    http://www.nielsen-bainbridge.com/ba...CCaseNaum.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjames View Post
    Does anyone know a good replacement for the Westminster natural white?
    In the Alpharag line I think Pearl White is the closest, but the Westminster Natural White is just a little darker. The next darker mat in the Alpharag line is their natural white but their is darker and a different hue than the Westminster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Collier View Post
    I don't know if it's worth it to you, but it might be worth the trip. They are just off the beltway on the Fairfax side. You need to call ahead. Also, they will mail you a nice color sample box if you want. They have a number of whites.

    http://www.conservationresources.com/
    Are you aware that Hollinger has a Fredericksburg location? They sell Alpharag.
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    I'll send out some samples to those who offered. Thanks! I've gotten samples from some places (I can't remember who at this moment) and there were either odd textures or the white wasn't the same. Amazing the details we notice that most others never would.

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