Clean Messy Edges of text-block?


One of the books I’m working on- it looks like someone had an ink pen explode on the top/head edge of the text block. Is there any way to handle that short of trying to cut it off? Can you scrape it? Sand it?

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Asked on October 11, 2019 9:43 pm
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Hi Sarah,

The short answer is that it is more or less removable depending on the depth that the ink soaked into the pages. Scrape, then sand. Don't use bleach or hydrogen peroxide because it will not then come out of the paper and will make it turn brown and crumble to dust eventually as the acid continues to affect the paper. I think this one need a video course! Stay tuned. 


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Answered on October 20, 2019 7:36 pm