Tengu Gummed Japanese Repair Tissue 3.5/5gsm - Sheets & Rolls

Tengu gummed Japanese repair tissue is pre-coated with a conservation standard adhesive for fast repairs to paper or reinforcement and backing. Available in A3 sheets and wide rolls for large repairs.

Applying adhesive to large sheets of Japanese paper can be tricky and time consuming, especially with thinner papers. Our pre-coated 100% Kozo Tengu repair tissue simply requires moistening with water to be applied to the paper. Available in 3.5gsm or 5gsm Tengu Gummed repair paper is the thinnest gummed Japanese paper in the world.

  • Available in A3 sheets or 1M wide rolls for larger repairs and regular professional users
  • 3.5 or 5gsm 100% Japanese Kozo tissue coated with conservation grade starch adhesive
  • Will not yellow or stain with age
  • Completely acid-free, requires only water to apply
  • Once applied the paper is virtually invisible allowing text or artwork to be visible below
  • Natural white tone for older papers

Packs of 10 A3 sheets, or 5 metre long x 1M wide rolls. Also available; 15mm wide tape, see 'Alternatives' below, ideal to test this effective repair tissue. Tengu tissue is also available uncoated, see 'Recommended' items below.

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Tengu Gummed 3.5gsm Repair Tissue | A3 Sheets (420 x 297mm)
P682-35A3 682-35A3
Pack Size: Pkg 10 Price: £149.00 ex VAT In Stock
Tengu Gummed 5gsm Repair Tissue | A3 Sheets (420 x 297mm)
P682-50A3 682-50A3
Pack Size: Pkg 10 Price: £131.00 ex VAT In Stock
Tengu Gummed 3.5gsm Repair Tissue | Roll 1000mm x 5M
P682-35005 682-35005
Pack Size: Roll Price: £169.00 ex VAT In Stock
Tengu Gummed 5gsm Repair Tissue | Roll 1000mm x 5M
P682-50005 682-50005
Pack Size: Roll Price: £149.00 ex VAT In Stock
Accessories to fit
Gummed 5gsm Tengu Tape 15mm x 1000mm
P682-350GUM 682-350GUM
Pack Size: Roll Price: £4.50 ex VAT In Stock

How to repair tears in paper using Tengu Gummed

Materials needed:

Tengu Gummed tissue roll, non-woven polyester, knife or water pen, conservator’s sponge or small flat brush, blotting paper, bone folder and weight

As the procedure involves use of water, make sure that all media is not fugitive on wetting, such as iron gall ink. Please consult a conservator if you are in any doubt.

  1. Lay a sheet of blotting paper over the worktop. On top of the blotting paper, place a sheet of non-woven polyester material (such as Bondina) as an isolation layer.
  2. Place the item to be repaired on top of the two sheets.
  3. Cut the required amount of Tengu Gummed tissue.
  4. Tengu Gummed repair tissue can be cut to shape using a knife or create a feathered edge using a water pen for a more discreet edge to the repair.
  5. Shorten the width of the repair tissue if it is too wide.
  6. Once the repair tissue is cut to size, place it with the adhesive side facing up, onto a sheet of polyester.
  7. To reactivate the pre-coated adhesive on the repair tissue, a small amount of water is required. Dampen a conservation sponge or a small flat brush though ensure against excessive moisture.
  8. Carefully lift the repair tissue with tweezers and place it onto the area to be repaired.
  9. Place a piece of non-woven polyester over the repair and lightly burnish with a bone folder for adhesion.
  10. Carefully lift the polyester and ensure complete adhesion.
  11. Place the polyester then blotting paper over the repair site.
  12. Place a weight onto the blotting paper and leave to dry.

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