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Re: spines off magazines



When binding magazines, or most books these days, commercial binders will
chop the spines, usually in a guillotine prior to perfect binding (Double
fan adhesive)<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0044.html>. Sewing
magazines through the fold
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0638.html> is impractical in
aalmost any setting, takes longer, and is more expensive. In addition, the
signatures would be far too think to allow the book to be properly rounded
and backed
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/search-don?rounding+backing>...
Perfect binding, while not always perfect is a vast improvement over
oversewing <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt2412.html>. Only thing
is, you cant do it to sewn/stapled "signatures."
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt3109.html>. That's why the spines
come off...

Definitions come from Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books online at
Conservation Online (CoOL) at <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/don.html>.

p.



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