Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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fluffing

1. The process of reducing the substance and smoothing the flesh side of a skin or hide during leather manufacture. See also: BUFFING (2) ;SNUFFING . 2. The removal of the free or loosely bonded fibers, loading material or dust from the surface of paper during impression. Fluff is a particular defect encountered in lithographic printing, and results in the printed matter showing white or gray images in paper fibers, or other material, removed from the surface of the paper. (93 , 306 )




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