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- From: "Julia B. Weldner" <iluvcrafts@JUNO.COM>
- Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 22:27:54 -0700
- Message-Id: <199705290231.TAA16425@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
You don't have to be so nasty and vicious - all you or
anyone had to do was ask me to clarify what experience I've
had and exactly what I want to do. But that would have been
the nice thing to do, and you sure wouldn't want to do that.
Just leave me alone and get me off this nasty list.
On Wed, 28 May 1997 21:14:07 -0400 Mary Crest <MARYCREST@AOL.COM> writes:
>In a message dated 97-05-28 18:18:03 EDT, you write:
><< No one has paid any attention
> to what I thought was a simple question >>
>First of all, it was not a simple question...and you posted your
>query only three days ago--smack in the middle of Memorial Day
>This is from your original post on 5-25-97:
><< I want to use my computer to print out beautiful
>calligraphy-font poetry and inspirational/motivational quotations and
>bind them into beautiful, elegant books.
>For this, I want the most beautiful papers that can go through a laser
>jet printer, and to bind them as elegantly as possible.
> I could just make a silk-covered padded album with cording
>but I'd much rather make a really beautiful book. Any suggestions for
>best way to make and bind a _FAT_ collection of poetry and
> And any ideas where I can buy the best papers for this
> Thankyou so much for any help you can give me. >>
>There are so many facts missing, it would be nearly impossible for
>help you. If you take away all the adjectives and adverbs (all
>you have these questions:
>1.What are the most beautiful papers to use in a laserjet printer?
>2. What is the best way to bind a FAT collection of poetry?
>3. Where can I buy the best papers?
> We have spoken of many papers, in fact there has been a recent
>about this very subject. Rives is a beautiful printmaking paper--but
>have to visit an art supply store to see the varieties of weights,
>etc. Aside from that, there are perhaps hundreds of art papers that
>cut to size! But beautiful to whom?
> Also, there is an archive where you can look up topics by
>subject--practically any subject--plus you can scroll all the posts.
>week, Peter runs the same message for new members, listing the
>to access the archives. Print it out and save it. Refer to it. After
>done everything to help yourself, then ask for someone's time and
> You say nothing of your skill level, but your inexperience is
>There are hundreds of structures and hundreds of variations. There are
>bindings and artist book structures. There is no one best binding. It
>do with theme, design, preference of the maker. It's the art of the
> Whole courses are built around your 'simple' questions. Read,
>take some courses.
> A final suggestion: You didn't bother to change the subject
>have been deleting LEGAL DEPOSIT FOR BOOKS without reading--I just
>to scan this one--and you won't be deleted from this list unless you
>unsubscribe with the server. That address was given when you
>the original instructions, as well as each week in Peter's updates.