& Paper Conservation
Fine and Presentation
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Boxes & Enclosures:
Boxes and enclosures of different types can be
constructed to protect your books, prints, drawings, photographs, and
other objects from the environment, light damage, dust, and excessive
wear. Materials can include: paper, cloth, leather, or any combination
thereof. We also make unique hand-colored pastepapers and can work with
other special materials of your choosing. We also make unique picture
frames, desk accessories, and other presentation items.
While "under construction," click here to see examples of bindings.
Types of Enclosures:
- Phase boxes: simple folder-stock enclosure made of creased folder
stock. Most used by libraries for materials which warrant minimal
- Portfolios: Hard cover with flaps, covered in of materials.
Depending on size, flaps can be either hard or soft.
- Drop-spine boxes: Also known as clamshell boxes these are the
preferred storage for rare books. For special presentation boxes
consider a leather cover, rounded spine with gold tooling.
- Boxes for storing ephemera and special presentations. These can
come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes covered in any number of
materials and combinations thereof.
- Picture frames and desk accessories.
Last Modified: Sunday, 29-Apr-2012 10:10:23 EDT