RESTORATION & ARCHIVAL REPAIR

BOOKS     HAND BIBLES    FAMILY BIBLES


At Kater-Crafts we do restoration work for the Special Collections of University and Public Libraries, as well as Museums, rare book dealers and individual collectors. We have restored and rebound books for libraries that have had water, fire and earthquake damage.

Archival Repairs are performed in the Restoration Department and the Special Sewing Department at Kater-Crafts. We have a well trained staff to take care of your restoration and preservation needs.

Aside from the repairs that a bindery is expected to make, we also work on:
        Flat paper - Birth and Wedding Certificates, letters, posters, prints, etc.
        Magazines and paperbacks. 
        Vintage game and toy boxes.
        Record album covers.
        Articles of leather - Picture frames, boxes, etc.
        Articles of vellum and parchment.

Repair Materials  range from the time proven use of traditional Japanese Tissue  and Wheat Paste, to the newest innovations on the market today.

LAMINATION: With nylon or Japanese tissue to reinforce fragile paper.

MYLAR ENCAPSULATION: Encapsulating a document between two pieces of Mylar is an excellent method of protecting the document from  further damage. You can remove the document at a future date, if necessary, since the Mylar is not attached to the document. We can encapsulate the individual pages of a book and bind them into a volume.

DEACIDIFICATION: To prevent further acid damage to paper. We have two methods of non-aqueous  deacidification that can be used without taking the book apart: Wei To and Bookkeeper. If we have to take the book apart to resew it, we can use an aqueous method.

KATER - CRAFTS BOOKBINDERS
4860 GREGG ROAD, PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA 90660-2199
PHONE: (562) 692-0665                                FAX: (562) 692-7920
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