Friday, September 27, 2013

Washing and Cleaning Pages

Sometimes in the course of a book's life, it is necessary to disassemble its pages, remove it's covers and separate the signatures, and removing old threads from the original stitching.

Pages are placed in trays for cleaning with water and isopropyl alcohol.

After several washings, and when the water remains clear, the pages are deacidified and placed on racks for drying and resizing whenever needed.

Once these processes are complete, the book will be reunited, sewn and settled into its newly renovated covers.

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