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- Subject: Re: Adhesives
- From: "Rodney Fry 01276 64566 x4151; GNET *821" <rod.fry@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 13:29:02 +0100
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You sent, 8 Jun 11:34,
>I'm trying to determine which adhesive is the best to use in the
>1. adhering paper to davey board
> a. cloth cover paper to board
> b. decorative cover paper to board
I am not familiar with davey board, but presume it is similar to mill board.
I use hide glue generally for sticking covers to the boards as described in
various books. Sometime mixed with made up starch or flour paste to slow the
drying and absorption - this gives me time to turn the edges not being an
It is goes without saying that one may need to test the materials for stretch
in the first instance.
>2. signature papers to end papers
These made endpapers again I usually use flour paste, watching the paper grain
and stretch. I lightly press the made papers for some time, before they are
>3. end papers to board
Similarly as for the made endpapers
>I've been searching several FAQ's on bookbinding websites and can't seem
>to find a straight answer! I'd like to use archival materials, but it
>seems as though most people use PVA (which I've read is not archival).
I find that my PVA dries too quickly to use for large areas as above.