Paper and graphics restoration

Our methods of paper restoration range from pure wet treatment to leaf-casting and laminating to manual paper treatment and splitting.

Wet treatment makes aged paper flexible again. Dirt particles, degradation products and acids are flushed out. Re-sizing then strengthens the paper. Wet treatment is often recommended as preparation for further restoration measures.

Leaf-casting closes missing bits in the paper with new fibre. Soaked cellulose fibres are added to a water bath. Similar to paper production, the fibrous liquid is flushed through a very fine screen. The fibres will attach to the missing bits and edges of the paper.

The fibres will attach to the missing bits and edges of the paper. They are felted to stabilise these areas, permitting the paper to be used again. Where paper is particularly badly degraded, we combine leaf-casting with fleece-coating and splitting of the sheet to retain its usability.