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Re: [BKARTS] Question about cover paper, etc


Disregarding from the fact that I may be misunderstanding the issue due
to our differences in mother tongue - why don't you score the
bookcloth/marble sandwich?

Not score using a bone folder, but score using a scoring rule and a
scoring channel in a press intended for scoring or letterpress printing.
Or using one of those pedal-operated scoring machines that some hand
bookbinders use. If you score from the cloth side the marble side will
probably stretch enough to create a "hinge" that would outlast the book.

Paper is surprisingly elastic. I am working with a bookbinder right now
who is debossing a place for the label on the front of a portfolio for
me and the cover paper is handmarbled paper. We had some discussions to
whether the corners of the counterdie would "cut" the marbled paper but
that didn't happen, despite the fact that the debossing is about 1 mm.

All the best,
Mats Broberg

Stockholm - Sweden

> I'm making my first screw post bound book using
> bookcloth to cover and marble paper for the inside
> cover sheets and I've run into a problem already. The
> top cover that will be bent back and forth the most
> whenever someone looks at the book is very weak
> already and I have no doubt that the paper will tear
> in a very short amount of time.  What can I do to
> reinforce the paper/cover so that tearing is minimal
> or unnoticeable?  How can I prevent this problem the
> next time I make a book like this?  I worked the paper
> when the glue was wet into the space between the spine
> and the main cover board as instructed and even made
> sure that the cover was flexible when bending before weighting down
> the covers and drying them, but I wonder if my mistake was using this
> thin marble paper for the cover paper?
> Help!
> Nisa

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