Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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shrinkage

1. The decrease in the width of a paper web as it travels through the papermaking machine. The degree of shrinkage varies, depending upon the weight of the paper, and the degree to which the pulp is refined, the nature of the fibrous material used, and the tension in the wet driers. 2. Any decrease in the dimensions of paper, leather, etc. See also:YIELD . (17 )




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