Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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staple

One of the several wire fasteners used in SADDLE STITCHING and SIDE STITCHING pamphlets, periodical issues, and the like. Staples for this type of work are of two general types: those already formed and fed automatically, and a continuous roll of wire that is snipped off, formed into a staple, and clinched. Round wire staples are used for saddle stitching, and flat wire staples for side stitching. (234 )




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