Below is a list of frequently asked questions that we receive at ACA Paper Restoration. If you have additional questions, give us a call or submit your question on our Contact Us page.

How much does restoration cost?

In most cases, it costs $300-$500 per piece. Complex restorations can cost more and basic ones can cost less.

Is it safe to ship?

Yes, if packed properly/safely (see our How to Package page for suggested packaging methods). We do recommend insuring your package.

Will my items be safe and insured, while in your possession?

We carry professional liability insurance, as well as a general liability policy. There is also a security system on the premises.

How to pack and ship?

See our guide for How to Securely Package Your Item for Shipping for suggested method of packing. We find all major shippers to be reliable, and we do recommend insuring your package.

What are studio hours?

Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment necessary.

How long does a restoration take?

Typically 4 to 5 weeks, but we will accommodate rush jobs as our schedule permits. Complex restorations or high volume jobs can take longer.

Does restoration harm the value?

No… damage harms value. Restoration can stabilize or increase the value of a damaged piece.

Can you restore faded ink writing?

No, we are not able to improve the contrast/quality of faded ink writing.

Do you offer framing services?

We do not offer framing service, but can recommend framers local to our studio. We advise clients outside our area to use a local framer, as shipping framed pieces always carries risk of breakage and damage.

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