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Re: [BKARTS] Warped books- Wavy pages



Betty, Are you thinking of Hollytex?
-sb


On 10/26/07, Betty Storz <bgstorz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Eric,
>
> I would suggest that you place sheets of  Reemay, cut an inch or so larger
> than the book and that you put a sheet of it between each of the damp
> leaves, as well as between the cover and the flyleaf. You don't want to
> use
> so many layers that it strains the spine too much, so do it in small
> sections. Place waxed paper between the last page you've done to prevent
> moisture penetration into the next section.  Place the book under weights
> for a few days until pages feel smooth and dry. Then, leaving the waxed
> paper in place, put the reemay between the next section of damp pages,
> remembering to use waxed paper between the damp and dry sections.
>
> Reemay is a nonwoven material that wicks moisture. It is available from
> Talas
> and other bookbinding stores. You will also find it, or a similar product,
> at your local fabric store. (I have forgotten the name of another
> substance
> which also wicks moisture. Maybe another reader can help.
>
> Betty Storz
>
>
>
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>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Sigurdson" <esigurdson@xxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 7:29 AM
> Subject: [BKARTS] Warped books- Wavy pages
>
>
> > Hello Everyone!
> >
> >
> >
> >            I'm Eric. I'm afraid I have no formal experience or education
> > in
> > their care or fabrication, but I certainly do love books! Everyone who
> > knows
> > me has probably seen the look of extreme discomfort whenever I see a
> > precious paper repository of art, knowledge, or lore mishandled. I've
> > recently left my lifelong home of Colorado for undergraduate study in
> > mathematics at University in Japan, which brings me to the reason I am
> > here.
> > I sent the largest and most expensive textbooks that I wanted to have
> with
> > me ahead via international airmail, as I could pack them more carefully
> > and
> > am familiar with the way luggage is treated by airline employees. When
> > they
> > arrived here at my dorm in Japan I immediately opened the box (my big
> > mistake, judging from the one relevant article that I found in the
> > archive),
> > very anxious to see how they had weathered the trip. I don't know for
> > sure,
> > but I don't believe that I noticed any warping that night. But the day
> > after, to my great dismay, I noticed that the pages on most of my books,
> > as
> > seen from the top and bottom, had noticeably warped. It seems that
> > condensation formed on the books because I brought them cold into the
> much
> > more humid environment of Japan. I'm sending this post to ask for any
> > advice. Since the books arrived about 15 days ago, I have been pressing
> > them
> > with other books in an attempt to smooth out the creases with weight.
> This
> > seems to be working to some degree, but I wanted to post here and ask if
> > there is anything else that I might do to. Time is no issue, if I simply
> > need to keep pressing the books for weeks, or months if need be, then I
> > will
> > patiently do so. Any help is greatly appreciated, many thanks in
> advance.
> > I
> > apologize if I have committed some faux pas in the formatting, content,
> or
> > routing of this message. Please bear with me while I learn the
> > particulars.
> >
> >
> >
> > Eric
> >
> >
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