Pellon, Hollytex, and Reemay are all just
different brands of nonwoven spun bond polyester—each company or brand makes a
slightly different line of spunbond polyester materials—different thicknesses,
textures, etc. They are used to form the first layers (above and below) of a drying
sandwich to prevent the material being dried from sticking to the absorbent material
that is used as the second layers (above and below) of the sandwich. This
second layer can be either blotter—which tends to be rather flat, or something
softer and more giving like a felt. The spunbond polyesters can be found in
fabric stores as they are used for patterns or linings or something like that (I’m
not a seamstress/seamster but I think they give dimensional stability to
fabrics that otherwise don’t have much). Hope that clarifies things a little.
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007
Subject: Re: Wrinkled Prints
In a message
dated 2/12/2007 5:38:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
you might try drying between
pellon/hollytex and felts (printer’s felts
joining this conversation. I have tried pellon and it does work better
than Blotters (mainly the paper doesn't stick to it the way it does to the
blotters), but it never seems to dry in the pellon (I'm talking days...).
Am I doing something wrong? And what is hollytex? Would that be
better (or is it a kind of pellon) and where might one purchase it?