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Re: [BKARTS] repair tissue



Rob,

Rachel, Julie and Carol have all given excellent advice about making repairs
with Japanese papers. One important step that has not been mentioned,
probably because it is automatic with seasoned binders, is using waxed paper
or other moisture barrier over the repair and between it and the following
page and allowing it to dry under weight. Otherwise, other pages will
wrinkle as far as the moisture penetrates. Also, be sure to match the grain
of the repair paper to the page or area being repaired, long grain for
guards, along the fore edge or vertical tears; short across top and bottom
edges and tears across the page. Sekishu, my favorite, has tear lines in the
grain direction. Many thin Japanese papers have little or no grain and can
be used either way.

Many book repair instruction books include information on mending tears. One
of  the best is Hedi Kyle's "Library Materials Preservation Manual." Out of
print, it may be available at your library or at one of the used book
websites such as www.abebooks.com or www.bookfinder.com.

Good luck,

Betty Storz




----- Original Message -----
From: "rob" <rvr@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:21 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] repair tissue


> Dear Folks,
>
> I am going to buy tissue for repairing paper tears along the edge of
> paper and where signatures are folded. As a first-timer I have found a
> few sources but have a few questions.
>
> There is Japanese tissue vs pressure or heat sensitive tissue, what are
> the concerns/benefits about using one over the other?
>
> There are a dozen different Japanese papers - any one or two
> recommendations?
>
> Have I missed something, or are there other repair options?
>
> thanks,
> -rob
>
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