Use Archival Tape to Repair Pages?
Should you Use Archival Tape to Repair Pages?
The answer is you certainly can. I made this video and then immediately regretted using the Buzz-feed like format. However, there is some good information here on what it’s like to use archival tape. I do honestly have trouble working with this tape personally for all the reasons in the video. Japanese tissue and paste are just more archival.
Ignore all the “click here” pop ups.
6 reasons I don’t use archival tape:
- Tape is straight and tears are crooked.
- It can be hard to get the tape off the carrier.
- The tape curls up and sticks to itself.
- It can get stuck where you don’t want it and pulling it off will remove lettering.
- Requires lighter fluid(which is toxic) for the tape to release cleanly.
- Leaves a flap on the other side because of beveled /scarf tears.
This is my follow up showing how to make a little weight to hold the page down. There is a bit of repeat but also some new information.