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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
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
fax 814-793-4045

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