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Re: "Perfect" replacements for "perfect" bindings.
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: "Perfect" replacements for "perfect" bindings.
- From: Richard Minsky <minsky@MINSKY.COM>
- Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:10:56 -0400
- Message-Id: <199804241108.EAA22624@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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> The process is young in binding terms, 8-10 years,
Actually it's been around for longer. Polly Lada-Mocarski showed me a
"flex-binding" (that's the old term for "double-fan") press in 1975, and the
apprentices made thousands of books that way at Center for Book Arts. We
didn't have the fancy press, so we took a headbanding press (like a small
lying press) and put it up on a couple of bricks to get the required
distance from the spine to the flex point.