• 1" BookGuard Tape Kit, Black Cloth Tape and Clear Poly Tape, 2 Rolls, 45'/Roll

1" BookGuard Tape Kit, Black Cloth Tape and Clear Poly Tape, 2 Rolls, 45'/Roll


SKU#: CAL04848

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Quick Product Facts

  •     - This kit includes one roll of each tape, black cloth, and clear stretchy polyethylene 
  •     - Each roll is 1 inch wide, 15 yards long on a 3-inch core
  •     - Repair tape is made of stretchy polyethylene that is highly conformable
  •     - Cloth tape is 13 mils thick, 45 lb tensile strength
  •     - Clear tape is 3.5 mils thick, crystal-clear tape won't yellow, fade or crack
  •     - Permanently sets after 24 hours 
  •     - Transparent tape is archival safe, PH neutral, and acid-free 
  •     - Both tapes are backed with a permanent ultra-aggressive adhesive

What material is Bookguard™ Clear Binding Tape?:

This tough, 3.5-mil clear tape stays in place even on irregular surfaces, due to its high conformability and super sticky adhesive.

Our transparent, polyethylene tape conforms extremely well in both directions, because it has a certain degree of stretchiness. Even though this tape has a high amount of archival safe acrylic adhesive, it won't ooze onto surfaces. It won't shrink, crack, yellow, or dry out for years. Initially repositionable, this clear book-binding tape sets permanently in 24 hours.

Fifteen glorious yards of this book repair tape come wound on a 3 inch core, which is cleanly shrink wrapped before it's shipped from our facility in Kansas.

Why Bookguard™ Cloth Tape?:

Because you'll never need another binding tape for repairing books. Bookguard™ tape is a premium and archival quality adhesive tape - use it for fixing your most treasured books or when you need the best that money can buy.

It's durable, highly conformable, professional-looking, ultra-aggressive, sticks to the toughest surfaces (including vinyl), and won't fade or crack over time.

1. It protects books longer because it has a high resistance to scuffs and abrasion due to its thickness (it's a hefty 13-mils thick; masking tapes tend to be around 5 mils thick).

2. It has superior binding strength because it's made of quality, vinyl-coated cotton that has 45 lbs per inch tensile strength (you'll see the high thread count of the material when you cut a piece with scissors).

3. Its high conformability enables it to easily wrap around corners and curves, while not cracking or becoming brittle over time (you'll see this happen in lower quality binding tapes. I personally shudder in church every time I see that messy duct tape cracking and peeling off the book spine it tried to fix).

4. Its archival quality means it permanently sticks, and won't fade or yellow over time (the pressure-sensitive adhesive is ph neutral and acid-free).

5. It looks sharp and professional. The non-reflective matte color doesn't lose its vibrancy over time, because the color is impregnated into the cloth material.



Which Size Should I Buy?

We typically suggest that the binding tape wrap the book spine 1/2" on either side. For example, if the book spine is 1" wide, then we recommend buying a 2" wide roll of binding tape.

Click here to read our blog post on a newbie's guide to building a book repair kit. We talk about the different available products to use for different repairs.

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