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Re: [BKARTS] Paper grain (was Cutters) Re: [BKARTS] Cutters



Thank you, Rupert, for pointing out the error in my message to Waqar. The
whole subject is confusing enough without my mixing it up further. My
paragraph should have read:

"One way to procure short-grain letter size paper, without special-ordering
it, is to buy half as much 11x17 paper, also grain-long,  and have it cut in
half at Kinko's or another print shop. (great idea, Ann) You will then have
the amount of short-grain 8.5x11 sheets you need. These may now be halved
again to provide 5.5x8.5 LONG-grain pages."

Betty


----- Original Message -----
From: "r-evans4" <r-evans4@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Cutters


> Hi, Betty
> You are very right to stress the importance of paper grain in book
printing
> and binding. However, each time you cut a sheet in half as you describe
it, it
> changes from long to short grain and back. Thus, the 5.5x8.5" sheets will
be
> long grain (the grain runs the length of the sheet), which is what you
want
> for bookbinding.
> Best wishes
> Rupert
>
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> >Waqar,
> >
> >Are the resulting 5.5x8.5 sheets to become pages in books? If so, are you
> >paying attention to the important question of paper grain? In standard
> >letter size paper, 8.5x11, the grain is in the long direction unless you
> >have ordered it specially cut "short" grain. If I understand you
correctly,
> >you are turning a sheet of paper, folding it in half and cutting or
tearing
> >it into two pieces. Doing that puts the grain direction crosswise to what
> >will be the spine of the book. This causes many problems in the finished
> >book, not the least being the pages will not turn easily.
> >
> >One way to procure short-grain letter size paper, without
special-ordering
> >it, is to buy half as much 11x17 paper, also grain-long,  and have it cut
in
> >half at Kinko's or another print shop. (great idea, Ann) You will then
have
> >the amount of short-grain 8.5x11 sheets you need. These may now be halved
> >again to provide 5.5x8.5 short-grain pages.
> >
> >This whole question of grain can be very confusing. If I've succeeding in
> >mixing you up, please reply offlist and I'll try to clarify.
> >
> >Betty
> >
> >

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