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By Paola Rosati
The artistic and historic paintings of bookbinding deals numerous techniques for choosing beautiful papers, hide materials, ribbons for markers, and different ornamental touches. From aligning and folding the sheets to including beautiful endpapers, this guide presents in-depth wisdom of the entire fundamentals--materials, paper slicing; forming the booklet block; and reinforcing bindings. type more than a few customized be aware, recipe, and date books with two-part or rounded spines. each is lovelier while hand made!
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Figure 1-16: Hens go up and down. Some designs work better than others, and inevitably paper does have its limitations. Some mechanisms are hard to construct using paper only. You just can’t do certain things with paper because of its light weight and its tendency to fold, tear, or bend. However, you can use other items to get around the limitations. For example, some paper animations use a coin, string, pieces of dowel, and other items to help the mechanism work. However, in my humble paper-engineering opinion, the best models use only paper.
A printer: You want a printer that handles card. Surprisingly, many cheap color inkjet printers are excellent for printing onto card. I use a simple $100 Epson printer that I’ve had for a couple of years now. When searching for a printer, check out the printer manufacturer’s Web site for information about whether you can print onto card before you buy. ✓ A scanner: A scanner lets you copy pictures and designs directly into your computer. Scanners can be surprisingly cheap — less than $100. Color and Adhesives: Stocking Up on Materials That Play a Supporting Role A fully stocked workshop has not only the right tools but also the materials you need to make the actual projects.
However, for the perfectionist, this wait time allows you to rearrange and correct any small mistakes you’ve made. You need to spread the glue thin so the paper doesn’t wrinkle. ✓ Glue sticks: Unlike white school glue, glue sticks have very little water in them, so they don’t cause the paper to wrinkle. They also dry very quickly. ✓ Solvent-based glue: You use solvent-based glues to affix materials that have a waterproof surface. This is the job that your tried-and-true white school glue just can’t handle.
Bookbinding Basics by Paola Rosati