March, 2015 Magazine – Define Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

End Sheet(s) (*leaf*end papers): The element of a hardbound book that consists of the “inside” of the covers and the first and last sheet of paper in the book.  The end sheets are adhered to the inside of the binding boards and attach to the book via a double hinge that includes a sheet of paper.

*Engraving: See Cover Plate

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May 2003, V2#5: Define Sunday, Jan 11 2009 

Cover Plate (Artwork Engraving): A product necessary for the inclusion of special artwork such as drawings, coats of arms, borders, etc. on the front cover of a hardbound book. Also, this option is more economical than per line imprint for multi-line impressions and/or large orders.