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Re: Pasting down endpapers

When gluing out dissimilar materials you always want to glue the one which
will stretch the most. Gluing out the board will cause the paper to begin
to bubble almost immediately. Using paste will give you more time to try to
smooth these out, but because paste almost always is "wetter" than pva, the
tendency is for the paper to bubble.

The trick is really to become very efficient (quick and accurate) at casing
in. That's the process of connecting the book-block to the covers by gluing
the endsheets to the case.

It's also very important to make sure the grain of the paper runs parallel
to the spine. Not doing so will mean that the paper will expand much more
at the fore-edge than at the spine, where it's constrained by the fold
cause even more wrinkles.

The same rules hold for covering box trays or covers... as well. Always
glue out what's going to expand. While with endsheets you don't want them
to expand (too much) with boxes or covers, you want the material to stretch
and soften. Makes working it much easier. If you're not quick enough, you
can always glue out the turn-ins which have gotten to dry... No (real)
dishonor in that.


>        It is also possible with paste to apply it to the boards of the book,
>instead of to the papers and the wipe off the excess after the pages are
>rubbed down.

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