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Re: spines off magazines

When binding magazines, or most books these days, commercial binders will
chop the spines, usually in a guillotine prior to perfect binding (Double
fan adhesive)<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0044.html>. Sewing
magazines through the fold
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0638.html> is impractical in
aalmost any setting, takes longer, and is more expensive. In addition, the
signatures would be far too think to allow the book to be properly rounded
and backed
Perfect binding, while not always perfect is a vast improvement over
oversewing <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt2412.html>. Only thing
is, you cant do it to sewn/stapled "signatures."
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt3109.html>. That's why the spines
come off...

Definitions come from Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books online at
Conservation Online (CoOL) at <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/don.html>.


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