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Re: Advice on single signature binding source

I would definitely go for multiple signatures. I would also use color
laser copies and then tip them in. The quality of these has gotten very
good and they do a much better job of rendering  b/w than regular copiers



Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L

On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Jane wrote:

> A friend has asked me to bind a copy of a book written by him on the
> subject of sun dials.
> The problem is, the book was produced as a single signature, stapled
> booklet, despite having around 60 pages.
> He has also requested that I interleave the printed pages with blank
> pages, as he is 'always discovering more facts'. This will up the page
> count to around 110.
> I'm beginning to think the only way I can produce a binding which will
> withstand use, particularly opening the book flat enough to write in
> it, is to cut the pages and perfect bind them.
> An alternative would be to photocopy the pages so as to produce
> multiple signatures, but I'm worried about the quality and durability
> of photocopies, and doubtful whether I can copy the small number of
> photographs involved to an acceptable standard.
> Has anyone any other suggestions?
> Jane

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