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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: gauffering?
- From: sumner zacks <szacks@MBL.EDU>
- Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 05:41:37 -0400
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>Gauffered edges are those that are decorated, usually over gilt, with a
>heated pointille tool to create a pattern in the edges. I have not
>attempted this (far too advanced for my meager talents), but have seen
>numerous books from the mid 19th c back that have gauffered edges.
>It is quite attractive when done well.
>On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Julia Springer wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:24:19 -0400 "MICHAEL E. MORIN"
>> <ba202@FREENET.BUFFALO.EDU> writes:
>> >Gauffer is French for gopher. Also refers to a honeycomb structure.
>> Is this like with MARBLING paper? (I am familiar with that; just not up
>> on all the terms.)
>> thankyou so much!
>>Hello all; Iv'e enjoyed lurking on this group.Now a modest contribution.
In Japanese print country,"gauffrage" refers to raised designs
added to the soft mulberry paper of the prints by cut wood blocks that are
not inked in printing.