October, 2013 Electronic Magazine – What does it Mean? A-Z Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

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.
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November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Define Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Perfect (*adhesive, *notch) 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.

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September 2012 E-Zine (V11#9): Define Sunday, Sep 9 2012 

Adhesive binding: Soft or hard type binding – most associated with perfect soft  binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, rather than any form or sewing or mechanical attachment (stapled). Block then attached to paper (soft) or hard cover case.

*Mechanical binding: Bindings utilizing a mechanical medium of fastening such as wires, staples, or plastic. Gregath classified as soft or hard type binding.

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January 2006, V5#1: Define Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

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.

October 2004, V3#10: Define Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Tip in: A thin line of adhesive is applied along the edge of a leaf (usually along the binding edge), and the leaf is tipped onto another leaf (usually at the binding edge).  The openability of a tipped-in leaf will be somewhat restricted.

May 2004, V3#5: Production Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Decided on a hard binding?  When working with a new printer or publisher, if the quoted price seems “to good to be true”, it may be.  Double check with the as to why the price is so much lower.  Items that may effect hard binding price include type of binding (oversewn, smythe, case bound, etc.), what optional steps are not included (header/footer bands, rounding, etc.), type of cover stock, thickness of binding boards, etc.

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March 2004, V3#3: Define Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Paste up (pre-press): A (usually physical) composite of more than one original item/artifact.  Our offices use a repositionable adhesive to place items onto an original in preparation for printing. Warning: Many print processes don’t reproduce well when “clear” cellophane (“scotch” tape) is used.

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March 2005, V4#3: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

A large number of genealogists are taking advantage of the resources of the internet.  Just because you can find a document or GEDCOM online today doesn’t mean it will be there (or free of charge) tomorrow or 20 years from now.  Because of this, it is a good idea to treat computer print outs for your files/archives to reduce their acid level as much as is comfortable implementing.  Here are a few tips:

  • use acid free paper

  • only print on one side

  • only run the paper through the printer once

  • if you don’t use only acid free paper, you might invest in a second printer that uses only acid free

  • when buying a new printer consider the composition of the ink it uses

  • if possible, take a “junk” print out from the printer and wet it down to test it’s water resistance – if it runs, you need to select another printer for your file copies

  • when making notations on the print outs, make sure to use archival quality ink pens (widely available, if in doubt – head for the scrapbooking section)

  • don’t use paperclips, staples, rubber bands, adhesive (unless archival and absolutely needed), post-it notes, etc.

  • store in acid free folders, etc.

  • keep temperature and humidity steady and comfortable.

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