Books with paper text blocks with soluble inks and colorants

Recovery Priority during the first 24-48 hours:

  • Immediately dry books, or freeze if there are too many to air dry within the first 24 hours.
  • Ink and colorant bleeding and migration increases with degree of wetness, time, and contact of other materials.
  • Keep weakened books intact; do not open text block or remove covers unless needed. Do not tightly compress items.