Bookbinding

Everything you need for this wonderful activity.

 

Waxed Linen Thread
Natural linen, 5 ply, lightly waxed for ease of use.
Three 18.3 metre (20 yard) spools per pack, two pack choices.

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Pack of three spools: $22.00 ($20.00)

 

Binders' Needles
Sized to accommodate sturdy bookbinding threads, these needles have a length that is easy to handle and a slightly blunted point to reduce paper snags. Manufactured from the finest grade steel.

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Pack of five needles: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Book Repair Tape
This tape is used to hinge covers, reinforce pamphlets, repair covers and loose pages. It uses a strong, acid-free linen fabric coated with neutral pH adhesive. While the repair is permanent the tape may be removed with mineral spirits if desired. Use for attaching covers to signature and general book repair.
The tape is gummed and water-activated. 2.54 cm x 91.44 cm (1" x 36")

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Gummed binders' repair tape pack: $17.00 ($15.45)

 

Transparent Mending Tissue
Self adhesive, this very thin and extremely transparent pressure sensitive archival mending tissue is non-yellowing, removable with solvents and has a neutral pH. To use, dispense a length of tissue, place over the tear and burnish with a bone folder. Working the adhesive into the tear causes the adhesive to strengthen the tear as well as cover and support the area around the tear. Comes in rolls 1.27cm x 3.66 metres (0.5 in x 12 feet).

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Transparent Mending Tissue pack: $13.50 ($12.27)

 

Document Repair Tape
This very thin and extremely transparent pressure sensitive document repair tape is non-yellowing, removable with solvents, and has a neutral pH. To use, dispense a length of tissue, place over the tear, and burnish with a bone folder. Working the adhesive into the tear causes the adhesive to strengthen the tear as well as cover and support the area around the tear. It has been thoroughly tested and approved by numerous government agencies and is a favorite of both conservators and collectors. Comes in a roll 2.5 cm x 10.66 metres.

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Document Repair Tape pack: $24.00 ($21.82)

 

Abaca.sa Hinging Tape
Abaca.sa self-hinging tape incorporates the strength and supple nature of Abaca paper (manila hemp), along with a very strong acrylic adhesive that is permanent and non-yellowing. Gummed tapes are risky to use with inkjet prints because of their water sensitivity. In these cases a self-adhesive tape is a much safer alternative. Abaca.sa is strong enough to hold large digital prints, and supple enough to adhere to the print without distorting. Abaca paper is acid-free, biodegradable, and comes from a self-sustaining plant. Comes on a roll 2.22 cm wide by 3.66 metres long.

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Abaca.sa Hinging Tape pack: $24.00 ($21.82)