Damaged Folios and Signatures

Over the next few posts, I will cover a variety of techniques for repairing or re-attaching damaged, separated leaves, folios and signatures.

Leaves – one single 2 sided sheet or page

Folios – a single folded sheet comprised of 2 leaves

Signatures  – gatherings of usually 4 folios



All of these can separate from the text block. Each can be repaired in several ways. Read through each of the options and select the one that will work best for your specific book.