What We Can Do
Here’s what we CAN do:
*Replace end pages with standard leatherette, cotton rag or other acid-free paper.
*Repair torn pages using acid-free document tape or mending paper.
*Repair hinges on leather or cloth books.
*Rebind as a hardcover or as a softcover, even if the cover is completely missing.
*Create original blind-stamped designs and tooling in leather.
*Re-dye faded leather, and sometimes cloth.
*Imprint using gold, silver, or colored foils.
*Create raised ribs on a spine.
*Repair and restore large family Bibles.
*Restore children’s books. (At least we can try!)
To read about what’s so great about leather, and watch our video about bonded leather, “Fun With Bonded Leather” — click on the leather picture.
Here’s what we CAN’T do:
*Reverse the browning process on low-grade paper. Deacidification is costly and sometimes hazardous, but even that will only stop the process, not reverse it.
*Repair sewing on a book that never had sewing in the first place (but we can insert cords).
*Repair dry-rotted leather without the repairs being noticeable.
*Repair water-damaged or mildewed paper. You might want to try your local fire restoration company for that.
*Bind theses or do total binding. We’re basically set up for repairs, rebinding, and restoration.
*Bind large runs of books . . . but we’ll be happy to refer you to someone who can.
*Page edge gilding and logos. We’re always expanding our options, but aren’t set up for this at present.
*Zippers. These are best done when a Bible is new. Zippers done poorly are destructive.
*Edge stitching, machine corner crimping, and leather lining. We use standard leatherette for end pages. (But we have one specialty style now that is leather lined.)
*Duplicate by hand what was done by computers and high tech machines that made thousands of copies at the same time.
See our links page for referrals to reputable companies who do some of the above.
All our bookbinding is done by hand with T.L.C.–no machines, no elves. We believe you will be pleased with the results.