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Re: Esaki tissue replacement
Reply #4 - Sep 11th, 2022 at 7:18am
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Bargle wrote on May 9th, 2020 at 7:31am:
Something to look out for with Hallmark tissue. The single color packs are Japanese type, but the multi-color ones are domestic. This one caught me by surprise.


Bought a new single color pack and it wasn't Japanese tissue. Don't know when this changed.
  

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Re: Esaki tissue replacement
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Something to look out for with Hallmark tissue. The single color packs are Japanese type, but the multi-color ones are domestic. This one caught me by surprise.
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 14th, 2020 at 5:31pm
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OK, I'm on it. Thanks.
  

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Re: Esaki tissue replacement
Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2020 at 5:32am
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Ed OBrien wrote on Apr 13th, 2020 at 4:36pm:
So, if the supply of Esaki is indeed drying up, what is recommended for a replacement?


EasyBuilt is offering a replacement Japanese tissue along with their own domestic. Pecks has domestic tissue. Both are excellent quality, not Esaki but good.

Also you can find a wide variety of colors in gift wrapping tissue found in craft stores such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Sometimes this stuff is usable, sometimes not. Hallmark tissue is one of the better wrapping tissues. This tissue is fragile when "wet", tears easily. If you use small pieces, it can work out OK. I apply this tissue in small pieces and put it on dry or at the most with a light misting of water (or alcohol mix) to relax any wrinkles. It shrinks up reasonably well. Don't expect Esaki outcomes however!!

I use glue sticks (UHU, Elmers) or thinned white glue as an adhesive. Wrapping tissue can be quite porous and will not have a smooth finish like Esaki. Thinned dope or equivalent helps to improve the finish.

  
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Esaki tissue replacement
Apr 13th, 2020 at 4:36pm
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So, if the supply of Esaki is indeed drying up, what is recommended for a replacement?
  

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Ed OBrien,
Manchester, CT
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