[Northkeep] Binding newsletters

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 30 19:51:02 PST 2004

>From: "D. Vandever" <hlannes at ev1.net>
>Bind them? (The Historian's ears just perked up) How do you "bind" your old
>newsletters? Can you explain what you do to preserve these?

It's fairly straightforward.  I pull the staples, and then each separate 
issue is treated as a signature, with 12 issues from May to April making up 
a volume.   Generally I've used a variety of different medieval techniques 
and styles.  The hard parts are the fragility of the paper and a number of 
issues from the Blackfox eras are the original paste-ups, and so there are 
some acid problems (as well as problems with the adhesive failing).  I'm 
still working on these, and may finally give in and just making a new copy 
of the issue.  De-acidifying is no big deal, it's just messy and can get you 
wrinkled paper.

Actually the major hang up is that no one has copies of the missing issues, 
and I've been reluctant to bind incomplete volumes.


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