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Re: [BKARTS] japanese binding techniques for stiff paper?



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In a message dated 3/31/02 5:44:23 PM, jgroulx@NYC.RR.COM writes:

<< Japanese stab-binding techniques are best suited for thin papers, but has
anyone found ways of adapting it to stiffer paper?  I'm working on a
manuscript now that consists of maybe 7-8 sheets of fairly stiff paper with
the fold at the fore-edge of the book block (in Japanese style).  >>

You might consider adhereing a sheet of thinner/flexible paper, or better
yet, a piece of cloth, between the two leaves (fore-edge folded). The
extending stub can be bound in the traditional Japanese style.
Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA   16695
814-793-4020
fax 814-793-4045

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