On this website you may purchase Lineco's Archival Document Repair Tapes and tissues which are used by professional framers, galleries, and museums all over the world to repair torn documents and other works of art.
Lineco Document Repair Tape
This tape is applied to the back side of your damaged document right over the the damaged areas. This tape will repair documents just like museums do.
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Very archival, this tape is a very thin, strong, acid free tape coated with acid free adhesive. It is non yellowing, reversible and serves as a self adhesive mending tape.
This roll lasts the average framer just about forever. The roll is 35 feet long and 1 inch wide.
Lineco Transparent Archival Mending Tissue
This is a transparent mending tissue that is very thin, and quite strong.
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This tape is thin as tissue paper, it is coated with acid free, non yellowing adhesive. It is pressure sensitive and is used to repair tears in paper, art, documents, maps and artifacts. It can also be used for reinforcing paper.
This tape peels off the roll like tape, but is very thin. It is used for repairing those delicate jobs, such as light weight papers, old papers and other important works of art.
Use it where you must make a repair, but don't want the repair to be easily noticed. All Lineco's Archival materials are reversible. This tape is 1/2 inch wide by 50 feet long.
How To Repair Damaged Documents or Torn Paper
Using Lineco Document Repair Tape and Lineco Mending Tissue is fast, easy and both tapes are used the same way. The difference in the above tapes is that the Document repair tape is wider and the glue is a slightly thicker for larger repairs. The Mending Tissue is thinner and and is used for making lighter repairs.
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The picture you see here on the left is a torn magazine page in one of my favorite magazines called the American Bee Journal. The photograph of the honey bee on the honey comb was taken by Dr.. Larry Connor, one of the finest bee research scientists' and highly sort after speaker for programs.
You can see the tear in my magazine page which shows up as a white scar. It is actually quite worse than it looks in the picture. So I opted to repair this tear by using the two Lineco Document repair tapes shown above.
Both these tapes have very strong glue, and repairs made with these tapes almost disappear when properly done. The tapes are packaged in a small box and the tape comes out at the bottom. You have to peel the thin tape from the release liner by scratching the surface with your fingernail to get it started. Then you lift up the tab on the bottom of the box and place the liner under the tab, fold the tab into the box and place the glue side on top of the tab. Then by pulling on the liner, you can pull the tape out of the box and the glue will automatically come off the roll for you. There are instructions on the box. Then you just pull out the amount of glue you need and tear or cut it off. The part you are tearing off is the glue, which comes off as a solid glue with no liner on it. You have to be careful the first time to get used to handling this thin sheet of glue, but it is easy.
To repair my magazine page I am going to use both the above tapes. I used the Document Repair Tape on the back side of the page and burnished that down with a burnishing bone. To do this you just place the glue on top of the tear, and burnish it down with a burnishing bone. You can actually work the glue right into the tear.
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When you are done burnishing the tape down, you are done. You don't have to cover the glue with anything else. It is that easy!. These tapes are remarkable in this aspect. With any other kind of tape you would end up with a sticky, gluey page. Not so using these Lineco Document Repair Tapes. Once burnished down you don't have to cover the glue with anything else. You are done! It couldn't be any easier.
Next I pulled off a about three inches of the Lineco Mending Tissue and placed that over the tear on top of the picture. Again I used the burnishing bone to burnish down the tape, which makes the tape almost disappear.
When making repairs such as this I usually end up using both sizes of the repair tapes. This isn't nessasary most times, but having both tapes handy sometimes has it's advantages. That white strip on the bottom of the picture above? I am trying to show you what the tape and glue looks like. The glue is the part that you can see that I have started to strip off. In actual use, you would leave the white liner attached to the roll in the box so that you could easily pull it out and the glue would come off easy for you. After using a bit, you would easily see what I mean by that.
The image shown here is the same page after I have made the repair. You can hardly see that the page was repaired. Also you can hardly see the glue over the repair.
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The tape really does almost disappear after burnishing it down with the burnishing bone. This burnishing bone is an absolute must in making these kinds of repairs. Also for burnishing down tapes on mat boards and pictures. I use one of these bones almost every day. There are so many uses for it. For example you can use it to flatten out a crease in a piece of paper. Use the tip end for fixing the cut edge of a mat. Oh, just so many areas in art work. I couldn't get along without a burnishing bone and a mat saver file.
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