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Re: Scoring for signatures?



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>Hello all. I'm doing letterpress printing of a book for a local artist. The
>book is going to be case bound by a local bindery, with three signatures of
>four folios. The artist has asked if I can score the paper, and I replied
>that yes, I can. But now I'm wondering... is it ok to mechnically score
>these pieces of paper if they are going to be mechnically sewn? Doesn't the
>scoring weaken the paper fibres too much? The paper is domestic etch (50%
>rag, acid free.)
>
>Katie:


Scoring the paper should be just fine mechanically. I am assuming you
will do this with letterpress rule. Adjust depth and/or pressure to
allow for a slight score...So as not to cut through the sheets. Your
bookbinder should be thrilled!

Gregor Campbell
Campbell-Logan Bindery, Inc.
800-942-6224

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