Lexicon of Bookbinding

All the important terms from A to Z

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  • See cerf.

  • A catch stitch or knot made at the end of each section to join it to the preceding one. (From the German word ketteln, 'to pick up stitches'.)

  • To tap the sections or sheets at the spine and head so that they lie evenly and squarely. It is an important part of many binding operations, especially before cutting the edges.

  • A strong, brown wrapping paper used as a second lining to reinforce the spine of a book. It is also used for making the hollow.

Letter k