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Re: [BKARTS] Faulty Binding



Hi:

Seems that once a perfect bound book (I am assuming this is basically a "large paperback" type binding (large trade?)
starts falling apart, there is no way of trying to repair without weakening the existing bind. So.....I end up rebinding them as hard backs. I basically remove the covers, clean the spine from any adhesive. I line the spine with mull as well as drilling three to five small holes near the bindedge (hope that makes sense to readers) to do a running stitch with binders thread. Then I prepare the boards and cloth to create the text case (cover) and then with endsheets attached to text block (the book itself) I recase the book. 

Anastasia S. Weigle
"In A Bind" Studio
402 High Street, Suite 405
Portland, ME  04101
http://inabindstudio.com
aweigle@xxxxxxx
207.423-0443 C

 
On Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 01:24PM, "earl Bronsteen" <artist1926@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I have some books which are paperback containing 304 pages plus  
>covers.They were printed commercially in Atlanta and some of the  
>pages easily come loose from the binding. I tried to attach these  
>pages  using self-adhesive Linen Hinging Tape and/or Easy/Bind Clear  
>Polyester Tape. This works OK if just one or two pages are  
>"contaminated", but for a larger number of pages it gets too bulky  
>and sometimes the hinging just pulls other sheets away from the  
>binding. The  binding glue that was used is impossible to remove and  
>if I try to glue pages to the hardened glue  the results are not  
>satisfactory, and the pages stick out from the rest. After complaints  
>to the printer he printed some over with a different glue. but the  
>results were just as bad. Any suggestions?
>Earl Bronsteen
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