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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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The Many Uses of Color Coding Tape

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June
2021
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removable colored tape

Welcome to the bright, colorful world of colored adhesive tape. The uses for this nifty tape has endless possibilities. Here's an introduction to ChromaLabel's color coding tape:   So Many Colors (and Sizes!)  Many bright and beautiful colors to choose from. The tape is available on rolls of 14 yards and rolls of 60 yards and in widths of 1/2", 3/4" and 1".          Removable   The adhesive is strong but the tape is removable. It won't peel up at the edges or crack. Best of all, no sticky residue is left behind when the tape is removed!         ...

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How to Keep Your Classroom Organized

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June
2021
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school pencils and paint

The bell has rung, the students are ready, and one of the kids tells you they forgot their *insert student's object here*. You know you have one around here somewhere...but as you search, you feel the clock ticking, the students getting antsy, and you can't seem to find it aaannywhere.    Getting your classroom organized and looking fantastic can be a daunting task. Either the school year is right around the corner, or maybe you're in the middle of it, trying to keep your head above water.    Organization can help you and your students keep the day (and classroom) in...

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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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