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Re: [BKARTS] Endpaper Goof


One way to do the style of binding you described is to use your text paper
to make the outer pages of your first and last signatures, which will leave
you with one text page on each side to use as a hinge as you described. In
other words, your endsheet signatures would each have two pieces of paper,
plain paper on the outside, and handmade paper on the inside.

Instead of cutting the outer sheet down to the super, you can put glue only
on the spine edge where the super is, and then adhere it to the board. When
it is dry, open the book, take the loose ( foredge) end of the plain paper
hinge, and tear it along the glue line. This will give you a softer edge,
and won't show as much when you glue the handmade sheet over it.

I hope this makes sense.

Beverly Schlee
Preservation Department
Arizona State University

> ----------
> From:         Kathy Wolford
> Sent:         Thursday, January 9, 2003 12:30 PM
> Subject:      Endpaper Goof
> I have just sewn my first multiple-signature textblock
> (yea) and see that I've erred in making the first and
> last signature each one heavy folded piece of
> beautiful handmade paper so that the book would have
> nice endpaper (and flypaper).  I pasted down the tapes
> to the endpaper and see now (I'm following a book that
> I don't have with me as I write) I'm supposed to paste
> the super down and then CUT the paper off to the super
> and tape.  Yikes.
> Is this one reason why you make casebound books?  How
> can I do this in the future and have nice endpaper
> without tipping it in?  It seems to me that endpaper
> in a single signature book is an important part of the
> strength, which would be even more important in a book
> with more signatures.  Would you have the first and
> last signatures be plain paper and the second and next
> to last nice paper and then paste down to the board
> the rest of the plain paper and the nice paper over
> it?
> =====
> Kathleen S. Wolford, Mineral Springs, Pa., kathleenwolford@xxxxxxxxx
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