Technique for repairing a broken interior hinge

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I have a hardcover book (inexpensive book club edition) with broken interior hinges — and nice illustrations on the inside of the borders and the facing pages. Two questions. First, is page-hinging tissue or Japanese tissue better for this repair? Second, will paste be both strong enough as an adhesive and more transparent than PVA?      Norton Wheeler

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Asked on January 12, 2021 7:41 am
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Hi Norton,

A photo would help here but in general, paste is good for touch-ups and flat work. PVA will work better for moving parts because it dries flexible. I strongly suggest doing a quick test with glue and paste to see how they look and feel when dried over an image. Nothing like first hand knowledge. I frequently use PVA for inner hinges BELOW any image and then use paste and tissue on top of images. I hope this helps.

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    Hi Norton,

    A photo would help here but in general, paste is good for touch-ups and flat work. PVA will work better for moving parts because it dries flexible. I strongly suggest doing a quick test with glue and paste to see how they look and feel when dried over an image. Nothing like first hand knowledge. I frequently use PVA for inner hinges BELOW any image and then use paste and tissue on top of images. I hope this helps.

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