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Book Binding Types and How to Repair Them

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July
2021
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Archival Safe Acid Free Book Repair Tape for Libraries and Schools

One of the biggest challenges any municipal or school library faces is keeping its books in good condition while they’re in circulation. Printers bind books in a variety of ways, each of which calls for a different approach to repair. In this guide to book binding types and how to repair them, we’ll give you some ideas for how to handle your well-worn books. Case Binding The gold standard—or at least the paper standard—for binding, this is the approach of choice for hardcover books. Printers bind the book block one section at a time with durable threads sewing together groups...

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Cloth Book Repair Tape

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May
2021
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black cloth book binding tape

There are a few situations that can land you searching for 1 or 2 inch black cloth tape.  Repairing church hymnals usually requires a cloth repair tape. And unless the hymnals are a vibrant color, neutral colors will usually work well.   Restoring personal or antique books can require cloth repair tape. When repairing older books, the spines may be damaged and the covers may be uneven. You need tape that will be flexible enough to conform around the corners of the book, but strong enough to hold everything in place and prevent further damage.  Repairing bibles or other books with similar...

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How to Protect the Corners of Books

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May
2021
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book edges

Take your book repair process to the next level with book repair wings and corners from ChromaLabel.  They're a really easy way to reinforce your book and promote longevity and can be used on tons of different kinds of books. -24 wings per pack -Available in premium cloth (8 colors) -One size fits most books -Highly durable & conformable - doesn't require cutting or measuring -PH Neutral and archival-safe adhesive      The premium cloth book repair wings are produced from the same material as our cloth book repair tape.   Book Repair Wings  The top and bottom of the book spine are both...

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Repairing Books with Clear, Vinyl Book Repair Tape

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May
2021
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books on a shelf

Vinyl book repair tape is a great tool to use for fixing up your books. Different tapes have different uses and functions in the book repair process. Let's introduce you to this nifty kind of tape.     Quick Facts About ChromaLabel's Vinyl Book Repair Tape     - Available in multiple widths     - Tape comes on a grid liner for precise cutting & measuring     - 5 mil thick vinyl | 28 pound tensile strength     - Non-glare matte surface | Ultra-aggressive adhesive     - Comes cleanly shrink wrapped on a 3" core         What Books Does This Tape Works Best For? This...

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