Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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backing press

A vertically oriented press with steel plates brought together by means of a single screw. The top edge of each plate is beveled to an angle of approximately 80°, so that when the plates are closed on the text block, the press serves the same function as BACKING BOARDS .

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