Paper mending and repair techniques and secrets. Episode three, Mending clean-cut technique. Paper mending and repair tutorials playlist:
What is Reemay?
Reemay is a non-woven polyester fabric. - It used as a support media for documents to be repaired, interleaving, or drying material. more info about Reemay: https://www.talasonline.com/Reemay
What is Japanese tissue?
A strong thin paper made from vegetable fibers. May be made from one of three plants: Kozo plant, Mitsumata, and Gampi tree. in this video tutorial, I am using here (CMC 6%) Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose as an adhesive.
- Tape (sellotape), scotch tape, Etc.
- Filmoplast P Tape, it is archival but not recommended for rare objects due to its reversibility.
- Heatset tissue (shiny and uses heat) However, it is reversible with isopropyl alcohol, acid-free, and buffered with magnesium carbonate. As well it has long fibers, and it is transparent.
In conclusion, all types of commercial self-adhesive tapes should be avoided in historic document conservation and restoration.