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Computer-generated labels

From: Terry Kissner <tkissner>
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 1995
On p. 32 of the article, "New Book Repair Methods in Research
Libraries" by Maria Grandinette and Randy Silverman in the Abbey
Newsletter (May 1995, vol. 19 number 2), there is a paragraph about
computer generated labels for titling books and boxes.  It says:

   "Computer-generated labels for titling books or boxes can be
    created quickly using graphics software and a laser printer.
    Colored Japanese or thin Western papers provide sufficient
    flexibility to prevent delamination when the spine is flexed.
    The finished label is sprayed with an acrylic coating to protect
    it from abrasion.  The label, which offers an alternative to the
    usual hand-lettered title, gives the piece a finished look ....
    Labels can be created in batches, an entire book truck at a
    time, to keep pace with rapid turnaround.  A scanner can be used
    to reproduce titles with non Roman alphabets."

Does anyone have specific information or direct experience with the
procedures referred to in this paragraph?  I am particularly
interested in finding out the name of the application used for the
graphics software and the brand name of acrylic coating used.

Terry Kissner

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