Restoration

 

 

1-800-869-0420

email@houchenbindery.com

 
     
 
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Restoration

 

Restoration

 

Houchen Bindery, Ltd. is pleased to offer archivally sound restorations on all types of printed matter. All of the materials used are acid-free, preservation tested items, and our processes are state of the art. We can handle virtually any type of book! Bibles and plat books are most common, but we also restore dictionaries, medical and legal books, photo albums, song books, recipe books, children's storybooks and more. To properly quote a price, it is necessary for our staff to evaluate your materials; therefore we do need to have the items sent in. After evaluating your materials, we will advise you of the exact cost of your order, or give you a range of prices using various materials and processes. Work will not proceed until your approval is received in writing. All orders will have a $25.00 per book minimum charge for evaluation and return, plus the T/H charge. This amount will be credited to your account if you choose to let our staff restore your materials.

 

The following prices are effective 6/15/2010:

 

Standard Bible

(9x6)

Leather $150.00 and up
Leather Look $125.00 and up

Family Bible

(12 x 14 x 4 approx.)

$500.00 and up
 
Atlases and Plat Books

Restore original covers with matching new spines and corners

$325.00 and up

Smaller ledger-like books

$250.00 and up

Dictionaries, medical books, song books, children's story books, law, etc.

(8 X 10 X 2 approx.)

$185.00 and up  
Restoring children's books with hinging of covers $125.00 and up  
Minimum order charge: $125.00  

 

For extras:

 

Hand set type .50 small and $1.00 large per character and space with $8.00 minimum  
Headbands $1.00  
Page Repair $5.00 and up per page  

Marbeled Endpapers

$15.00 - $20.00 per book  

Rush orders (2 weeks or less)

25% added to total order charge  

 

The above prices are intended as an estimate of the costs of these services; exceptional individual books can be more, depending on age and condition.  (For example, some law books are handled as Special and Unique Projects.  Please contact us for details on this type of pricing). We will use as much of the original book cover as is possible, and its appearance will be preserved. Repairs using new materials are disguised, and often original materials are dyed or otherwise darkened by our treatments. Loose pages and sections are usually rejoined by adhesive only; front and rear covers are usually rejoined with new material, with the original spine mounted over it. Our goal is not to make a piece look brand new; rather it is to protect, preserve, and enhance the piece to allow it to be displayed and used again.

 

All orders are handled as either pre-paid, or can be placed through Visa/MasterCard/Discover Card. Most materials will be finished within 6-8 weeks.  However, this may vary depending on workload.  We appreciate your patience. Your quick response to our inquiry can be a great help; otherwise, your order could be delayed.  Please be aware that some materials are rare and highly sought after, (i.e. valuable). In this case, you may be better served to not have any preservation work performed, as many collectors deduct value for such treatments. If, however, you wish to enjoy that special piece you own and are worried about its condition, our restoration treatments will bring you much satisfaction.

 

Clam Shell

Clam Shell

 

Clam shells are used on materials not suitable for regular binding.  Clam shells are more substantially constructed, using regular binder's board covered in F grade buckram, with C grade buckram interior coverings. Spines can be stamped, and colors chosen. Clam shells achieve almost total blockage of light, dust, and air from the original materials enclosed.

 

Please forward your restoration materials to the following address with the completed Restoration Form (link below) included:

 

Restoration Dept.
Houchen Bindery, Ltd.
340 1st St.
Utica NE 68456

 

Click Here to download a Restoration Form which can be completed online and printed.

 

Please indicate your desires and expectations in a note with your materials, and we will respond with our thoughts. Your name and contact information should be included, and please enclose a SASE for our response. All items should be sufficiently insured (we have good luck with UPS and Federal Express) and properly packaged to protect them from damage. Any transportation of your materials involves some risk, which you assume.

 

ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  ALL RESTORATION WORK WILL BE CHARGED AT A $95.00 MINIMUM.  ALL WORK REQUESTED 1/2 DOWN AT START OF THE PROJECT.   RUSH CHARGES, IF APPLICABLE, ARE 25% OF TOTAL ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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