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Re: [BKARTS] GUTTER & THREAD HOLES



Have you considered a stab binding -- i.e. a post or
Japanese-style binding?

Alan Shalette


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Meliva Koch" <mkoch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:00 AM
Subject: GUTTER & THREAD HOLES


|
| Hello,
|
| I am attempting to get some books produced that have a tight gutter, so that
| when the book is open -- it opens to the hinges and not all the way to the
| gutter lying flat. I realize that this may seem a little unusual, but I prefer
| a rounded drape of the pages instead of the book being wide open or flat so
| that the reader can see right into the thread holes. I also would like to
| find out how to keep the front and back sections as tight as possible so that
| when the front or back cover is opened it doesn't pull open to the gutter and
| reveal unsightly thread holes there as well.
|
| I am told that the way to achieve this is by nipping the spine twice -- prior
| to and following gluing, but I have not had success with this. It seems that
| putting a liner on the backbone would also help. I am also told that when 
gluing
| the spine, we should force some glue into the thread holes, but I am uncertain
| if this is correct. Could someone provide me with the theory and recipe to
| get the look I desire?
|
| Thank you
|
| Meliva Koch
|
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