Soft binding spotlight #4
Perfect Binding/Bound: Soft type binding Type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel. Click here for information web page.
Notch/Notching: Parallel grooves cut into the spine perpendicular to the binding edge. The depth and the distance between the grooves can be adjusted to suit the size and weight of the text block. Notching (vs. not notching) increases the amount of surface area on the spine that comes in contact with the adhesive and increases the strength of some type bindings.
Fastback Binding: Soft type binding. Similar to perfect binding method – cover consists of separate front and back covers with a reinforced cloth spine. Click here for more information.
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