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Re: [BKARTS] Laser Printer Paper and Glue



I often had the same problem. The best thing for you to do is to use
less glue, and put the folds in a clamp. The pressure remains constant,
and forces the paper to stay flat. Too much moisture, and you'll get
creases and ripples.

Pressure and Less moisture....

R.L.Angus
Octavia & Co. Press
Octavia Occult . Com
3112 - 28th Ave SW
Calgary Alberta Canada
T3E 0R8

403 242 0397




-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Gale Flax
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 8:10 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Laser Printer Paper and Glue


Does any one here have experience successfully gluing the edges of laser
printer paper (24 pound bond)?  I have printed a little book which I
would like to assemble in a long leporello structure (accordion style).

I made 2 blank models to test: one is folded in portrait (final size
5.5"x8.5"), the other is folded landscape (4.25" x 11") but they are
both buckling along the glued edges.

I used PVA along roughly 1/8 inch strip down the edge of the paper with
the edge of one sheet against the folded edge of the next sheet,
alternating sheets. I let it rest under weights (board and bricks) for
12 hours with blotter paper between folds.  What am I doing wrong?

Too much glue?
Not resting long enough?
Too much/too little weight?

I really would like to use laser printer paper because of cost and ease
of printing (I do not have a paper cutter for other papers just yet).

Thanks in advance from a newcomer to both book-binding and this
wonderful list.

Gale

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