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Re: [BKARTS] Saving sections made up of thick paper

On Apr 9, 2004, at 8:17 AM, Transient Books wrote:

I am putting together a book that is 9 inches square. Case binding. It
has 4
sections of 3 folded sheets. The sheets, or the book block, is made up
very thick paper. Over 200 weight.
Others have made valid comments about glue and spine linings, but the
paper is still far too thick for such a small book.
In my opinion, if you want a 9" square book of thick paper to open  ---
the paper is 200 lb (?) cover weight or, do you mean 200 g/m2? ---  I
would recommend  that you cut or tear the sheets to individual leaves
and guard/hinge with cloth for an easy opening. Two other possibilities
are the use of a Japanese paper concertina, or "Meeting Guards"
(Reversed V-Guards), but the paper is still probably to thick for these
to function properly.
Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc. 4364 Woodbury Pike Woodbury, PA 16695 814-793-4020 Fax: 814-793-4045 Email: wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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