Lexicon of Bookbinding

All the important terms from A to Z

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  • Paperas it leaves the machine without further surface treatment.

  • Two or more pieces of laminated paper or board, often used to refer to laminated endpapers.

  • Paper with a decorative, marble-like appearance, obtained by laying it onto a viscous liquid so that it picks up colours floating on the surface.

  • Wood (usually pinus radiata in New Zealand) which is ground to pulp by machine and then made into paper. As it contains many impurities, it soon deteriorates and is used only for ephemeral printing.

  • The form of theclassical map is mostly rectangular, but there are square, round, oval, and irregular shapes (eg, like a leaf). The binding of the leaves is typically done by cords, screws, clamps, gluing, stitching, spiral or ring bonds. The size usually varies from A5 to A3. Special shapes and sizes, many of which differ from strong. They are divided in different envelope and interior materials, such as cardboard, paper, plastic, wood or leather. When selecting the material plays an important role in the durability.

  • Fine leather made from goatskin, and tanned with oak bark or sumach.

  • Paper made on a machine in separate sheets. It is usually of good quality.

  • Binding decorated with intricate Islamic style designs featuring interlaces, knots and punch work. Initially practised by Christianised Moors (Mudejars) in fifteenth-century Spain.

  • An open-weave cotton cloth stiffened with starch to facilitate handling. It is used as the first lining on the spine.

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