Leafcaster Training

Training objective

Leafcasting is a technical paper infill and repair process which repairs and strengthens damaged papers. Due to the nature of the objects that are subject to this treatment, it is important that conservators, bookbinders, and other conservation professionals who would like to leafcast are well prepared and informed. Our training session aims to offer a complete overview of the leafcasting process using the PEL-caster leafcasting machine. The training includes which materials are used and a demonstration of the full process enabling students to begin leafcasting on their own machines.


Your course tutor, Lorraine Finch:

Lorraine trained at Camberwell College of Arts, gaining an MA in Conservation specialising in the conservation of archive material. She has worked as a Project Conservator at the University of Southampton. She has been Head of Archives Conservation at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Head of Paper Conservation at the National Army Museum. Lorraine is one of the world’s leading experts on leafcasting and has many years experience in teaching the process.

Session Duration - 3 hours with a 15-minute break.

What does the session involve?

The 3-hour session covers the leafcasting process from start to finish using the PEL-caster leafcasting machine, streamed in real-time, offering you the chance to ask questions or for further explanation at any stage.

  • What tools and materials you will requireLeaf casting machine
  • Preparation of the materials required for leafcasting
  • Discussion of pulp selection for leafcasting
  • Preparation of the object for leafcasting
  • Preparing the leafcaster
  • Leafcasting the object
  • Final steps to the object after leafcasting
  • Q&A session

Booking your training - Simply book online, and we will contact you to arrange the session. Training sessions can be booked as much as 6 months in advance, but no fewer than 28 days after processing an order online. We will endeavour to hold the session at a time and date which is most convenient for you, this will be subject to availability. If you require a specific date and time, please contact us first to confirm. Please be aware that training must take place during UK office hours of 8.30am and 5pm.


Requirements for participation - PC with monitor (a larger monitor is preferential) connected to a stable broadband internet connection, access to Skype software and a live Skype account, webcam, microphone and speakers. There is no limit to the number of people who can take part in the session but the call will be made to a single contact only, no group or conference calls.

More details are available in the downloads section below.

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Leafcaster Training
P0906-TRAIN 0906-TRAIN
Pack Size: Each Price: £350.00 ex VAT Made to Order

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