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Wet Books

Three Methods of Recovery:

The method chosen will depend on how many books are involved, available time and space and how wet the books are. All three can be used alone or in conjunction with one another.

Characteristics of Wet Books and Paper:

Wet paper is structurally weak and tears easily. Clay-coated paper can stick together when damp. Some dyes and inks will bleed when wet. Please remember the following when handling wet books:

Air Drying:

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Interleaving:

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Freezing:

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