Lexicon of Bookbinding

All the important terms from A to Z

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  • Paper polished to a high glaze by pressure or friction from calendering rollers.

  • Cardboardis made ​​from pulp, mechanical pulp and recycled material, which is used among other things in print than printing background, in the packaging industry for the protection of packaged goods, the graphic arts and crafts as artistic material and the design surface. Essentially, these are for paper with a greater thickness.

  • Hard, tough, opaque, uncoated paper used for drawing and printing. Sometimes used for back lining and endpapers.

  • An economical form of binding. The front and back boards, together with the covering material to which they are stuck, form a cover for the sewn sections (often associated with edition bindings).

  • A mass-produced, machine-bound book, with a case rather than a cover. Not a true binding style, but sometimes imitated by the craft binder.

  • The operation, done by hand, of joining two boards together with the covering material to make a case.

  • A slot or cutting sawn into the backs of the sections at head and tail, in which the kettle stitch is made.

  • Certificateswill be awarded most solemnly, as they present a tribute. The document leaves with silk cord attached in a folder, or provided with tassels hung in Pergamentriemchen. Dispenses with that presentation, then written on parchment or handmade paper shall be set into the lid of parchment or leather briefcases, these decorated appropriately with gilding. Certificates may be presented and rolled. In this case, a neck with custom built and oriented with parchment or leather quiver is worked accordingly valuable.

  • Paper which is made from fibres left after other acidic parts of the wood have been dissolved away by caustic sodas. The most commonly used paper in bookbinding. See also mechanical wood paper.

  • A protective covering of fabric or soft leather that wraps over the entire binding.

  • (Greek) time history, record of events in chronological order, The Chronicle is a book - usually bound in leather or parchment - with the same content.

  • See art paper.

  • A coat of armsis a permanent (hereditary), according to certain rules characters created in the form of a shield for a person, family, group of persons or personified objects, organizations, and communities (municipalities, provinces, states), which is based in his form on the knightly shields. The rules for the description and design of arms, their origin and meaning are described in the auxiliary historical science of heraldry (heraldry).

  • Structure comprising covers and writing material fastened at one side to open like a book, as opposed to scrolls.

  • To check a book thoroughly to ensure that it is complete and in the right order.

  • 1. In old books, an inscription at the beginning or end of a book, often including the printer's name and details of production. 2. In modern books, the publisher's device.

  • The operation of covering a binding in cloth, leather, vellum or other material.

  • The cover cut flush with, i.e. the same size as, the sections.

  • Wedge-shaped boards, usually of beech, right-angled at the wide ends and used when cutting the edges of books.

  • A stack of paper placed against the sewn sections in the lying press or guillotine while cutting the head and tail, to compensate for the swell.

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