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Re: slipcases



In a message dated 7/21/00 8:04:01 PM, danfranklin@MINDSPRING.COM writes:

<< Do most bookbinders/conservators do this type of work (make slipcases)? Is
it always custom
work? Is it necessary to have the book in hand to be able to create the
slipcase?
 >>
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Yes, most bookbinders/conservators could make a box for a book, and most
would prefer to have the book in-hand to take the exact measurements for a
custom fit. But, instead of a slipcase, I would recommend a drop-spine box.
Similar to a clam-shell, the book is laid into the box and the cover is
closed. This reduces the abrasion on the cover as seen in slipcases. Also, I
might suggest that the book and box be laid flat to reduce the strain on the
binding structure.

Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA   16695
814-793-4020
fax 814-793-4045

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