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.
Lineco PH Testing Pen - With a simple swipe of Linecos pH testing Pen, you can determine whether the paper and board you are using is acidic. This easy, convenient method allows you to distinguish the difference between safe (neutral or alkaline) paper and board and acidic materials. Easy to use, simply draw a small line on the material you wish to test. The chlorophenol red indicator solution in the pen will turn purple on any paper with a pH of 6.8 and above. A clear or yellow color indicates the material is probably unsuitable for conservation purposes. Paper can be respectably long lived if is pH is as low as 6.0, especially if is well made and carefully used and stored. In order to last for centuries in todays polluted air, it must have an alkaline reserve and this usually means a pH of 7.0 or greater. Please note: unreliable results may occur on colored or coated papers.
Pressure Sensitive Mending Tissue - 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.
Super - An open weave cotton cloth for good adhesive penetration. Its purpose is to unite signatures while leaving the backbone of the book flexible.
Bookbinding Thread - Strong genuine Irish linen thread. For hand sewing. Expands with moisture to prevent tears in paper.
Waxed Linen Thread - 5-Ply Genuine Linen thread with a wax coating for hand-sewn bookbinding. Three spools in gold, lavender and black, each 20 yards long.