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Re: [BKARTS] removing library labels

Good Advice. I would simply add that the use of a "Rubber Cement Pickup" or even an eraser might work better than using any type of solvent that could cause some damage to the cloth/paper/ink/etc. of those books.
Bill Minter

On Jan 29, 2008, at 12:49 PM, Dave Allen wrote:

Mild heat will loosen the labels. Use a temperature controlled device like this:
http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm? ClientID=15&ProductID=17025
or this:
http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm? ClientID=15&ProductID=18884
Or even a woodburning tool if you use it cool enough.
Then test removing the residual glue using a bit of goo gone or Undo.
Dave Allen

Beddall Bookbinding Conservation & Restoration
840 Snowdrop Ave. Victoria BC V8Z 2N4
(250)888-9380    http://www.Bookbinder.ca

Patricia Sterritt wrote:
Hello List, I recently rescued some appealing little books by Conrad Richter, Borzoi Books, from Alfred Knopf, printed in 1969. The cloth covers are attractive, with stamped title and design, but unfortunately there is an old library sticker on the spine, over which was added a newer sticky label, and one has scotch tape over that. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to get these labels off in the least damaging way. Thanks in advance for your help. Patricia Sterrittpsterritt@xxxxxxxxxxx

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4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA  16695
Fax:   814-793-4045
Email:    wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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