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Re: [BKARTS] why fold on the grain?



As publishers don't use water based adhesives

really?


Harry Abrams publishers recently issued a book on the Cirque de
Soleil's 25th anniversary - it is printed crossgrain (the english
version), on cheap glossy stock. it was bound entirely by machine in
China (from printing to shrinkwrap) & the pages are cockled. the glue
is an animal based glue (brown and crispy), and it is not
consistently applied.

fran

 there is no drawback, other
than poorly opening pages, for them to use the paper cross-grained. In some
cases it may also be an economic issue.

In terms of folding/cockling issues, if they can be avoided, why invite them?

p.

At 04:18 PM 2/24/2005, you wrote:
HOWEVER, sometimes it's bind cross-grained or not bind at all.  Publishers
don't always follow grain direction these days, so rebinds are sometimes
cross-grained of necessity, for instance.  Some of the problems, such as
paper cockle, can be minimised by keeping the bind as close to bone-dry as
possible.  Others, such as folding problems, have to be winced at and and
lived with.



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