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Re: Stab Binding



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>In the discussion about stab binding/ japanese binding, someone mentioned
an
>inner-binding.  Does this mean that you stab bind the text block and then
stab
>bind the covers and the text block together?
Yes, the text block is fastened together first.  In Japan this was often
done with two "staples" made of either twisted or folded paper.  So there
are two sets of two holes, allowing for the staples to be inserted.
Then the covers are constructed onto the text block, and the sewing holes
are made for the entire book (covers and text block).

> Won't it then be difficult to fully open the book (especially
>important for a blank journal)?  How would you compensate for that?
You need to know where you are going to put the final sewing holes.  Then
the staple holes are put:
a) Between the spine and the line of sewing holes, so that the book opens to
the main sewing. For instance, the staples might be 7 mm from the spine and
the sewing 10 mm from the spine.
b) Away from the final sewing holes, so that there isn't a conflict in the
second direction.

The ease of opening would also be greatly influenced by the type of paper
that is used, and the grain direction of the paper.

Cathy Atwood

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