reattaching pages

book corners

Hinging In Multiple Pages

The exact number of pages that can be successfully hinged-in will vary from book to book. Remember, when pages are hinged-in, additional thickness (the Japanese repair tissue and paste) are being added. Do not attempt to replace more pages than the width of the book spine will allow. There are several options to use when hinging in multiple pages. One choice is to hinge the loose pages to one another as a unit and then hinge the unit into the text block. In another case…

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Repairing Book Hinges

Hinging In Detached Pages

Hinging-in is generally used when the text block is sewn and the pages open flat, or when reattaching a plate that was originally tipped onto a page in the text block.There is a description of sewn text blocks and how they are constructed in a previous post. A detached page can be hinged to the page in front or in back of it. While each mend should be evaluated individually, the strongest mend is usually accomplished by hinging from the back of the detached…

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loose pages

Re-attaching Pages

Tipping-in is one way to reattach a detached page or plate, errata sheet or replacement page. Tipping-in is not used to put a entire book back together. If too many pages are loose from the binding, the book should be resewn, or sent to a bindery. “Too many pages” can vary from book to book, but generally more than 3-5 pages is too many. Tipping-in is generally used on text blocks that are adhesive bound with tightly glued spines. The tight spine keeps the…

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