Hard binding Spotlight #2

Adhesive binding: Soft or hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, rather than any form or sewing or mechanical attachment (stapled).

Adhesive binding – Double-Fan: Hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, applied first while binding edge is fanned in one direction, and second as finned in the opposite direction – may be notched. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Back/Backing (see round): The binding process of dispersing the swelling of the spine of a rounded text block and shaping it into a shoulder on each side of the spine of a text block.  Backing accommodates the thickness of the boards, and provides a hinge along which they can swing freely.  Backing also helps to prevent the spine of the text block from collapsing into a concave shape over time.

*Backbone (see spine): Center edge of a book perpendicular to and between its covers.

*Backing up: Printing a sheet after one side has already been printed.

Binding: Folded sheets (signatures) or single leaves (pages) secured on one edge (spine) and protected by a cover.

Binding Edge: Edge of text block that is attached by sewing or adhesive binding, etc.

Binding Margin (inner, gutter, or back margin): Margin where text block is attached: The distance between the binding edge of a printed page and the text area.

Book Block: Endpapers, text block and all other materials before hard or soft binding.

* denotes a term that Gregath Publishing doesn’t normally use.

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