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Book Repair Kits: How To Build One For Your Library

By May 18, 2019 No Comments
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Books come available in many different formats nowadays, but printed books still reign supreme. However, printed books can start to fall apart as they age or as they get passed around from person to person.

This can be a big problem for libraries and schools where adults and kids alike routinely check out books. Fortunately, a book repair kit can help to keep your books from falling apart at the seams so everyone can continue to enjoy them.

Here’s how you can go about building your own book repair kit to keep in your school or library.

Cover all sides and corners

Book wings and corners are especially vulnerable. They need a specific kind of repair tape to help keep them safe and protected.

Look for die-cut book tape that’s specially packaged to cover the corners of your books. You can usually find them in different materials including cloth.

Store-bought is fine if you have no spine

The spine of your book is what helps to keep everything together. A damaged spine can send your book’s pages flying everywhere if you’re not careful. The good news is you can use spine repair tape to keep everything bound.

Just find out the width of the spine that needs to be repaired and add 1/4 to 1/2-inch on each side. This extra measurement will let the spine repair tape to wrap around the spine securely.

Slip a cover over it

For books that need to keep their covers safe, consider including adjustable slipcovers in your book repair kit. These clear covers help to protect the cover of the book from dust, dirt, debris, and even sunlight.

This can be especially helpful to keep your book’s cover and pages from fading.

Looking for book spine repair tape?

Approximately 74% of Americans have read a book in the last 12 months in any format, but it’s print books that are still the most popular format. In fact, up to 67% of those same Americans have read a printed book in the last year.

Unfortunately, not all printed books can handle the love. That’s where Roll Products comes in.

Roll Products offers book spine repair tape and cloth book repair tape so you can always be prepared to save a book in need. To learn more about our products including out specialty labels and different types of spine repair tapes, contact Roll Products today.