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Subject: Removing stamping on spine labels

Removing stamping on spine labels

From: Claudia Stall <cstall>
Date: Monday, November 21, 1994
Scott Petersen <scpeters [at] alexandria__lib__utah__edu> writes:

>I ... am currently using Acetone ... to remove gold stamping information
>on commercially bound books and periodicals.  ...  Does anyone know of a
>different, less damaging, way to remove spine labels stamped in gold,
>silver and black?

When the amount of lettering to be removed is small, we use an X-acto
knife and gently pick out the gold or other lettering.  This is not
satisfactory for larger areas however so we send it to the bindery for
correction/rebinding.  Call number problems are covered over with a new
label and label lock.

Hope this helps.

Claudia Stall, Head
Collection Preservation/Mendery
San Diego State University Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:39
               Distributed: Wednesday, November 23, 1994
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Received on Monday, 21 November, 1994

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