October 2009, V8#10: Define Tuesday, Sep 29 2009 

Hardbinding Spotlight #3

Corners – Library: Each corner of the cover material is folded at a 45-degree angle that permanently affixes to the cover boards. All glued-off overhang shall be turned into the case. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Corners – Traditional: Overhang shall be cut away  at a 45-degree angle at each corner. All head and tale overhang shall be turned into the case, then the tip of the corner tucked in before the fore and back edges are permanently adhered. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Deluxe Hard CoverCover: The outer part of any book. Covers are generally labeled as hard or soft. Type of cover effects types of bindings possible.

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.

*Head: The top, specifically the edge, of the book.

Headband: A strip of embroidered cloth at the end of the spine, exending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding.

Hinge In: A paper or cloth strip may be adhered along the binding edge of the a page, or pages, to be added after the book has been bound, so that the strip extends beyond the binding edge. This can then be “hinged” into a “finished” book by pasting up the part of the paper or cloth strip that extends beyond the addition, and adhering the strip to the binding edge of a sheet (or leaf) in the text block.  This may also be used to change a given published page: cut the page to be replaced out of the existing book leaving as wide a bound paper strip as the binding margin will allow; follow instructions as above or – trim the replacement page to fit the published book (with extra paper to overlap bound strip); using an archival quality media, attach replacement page to bound strip.

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

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September 2006, V5 #9: Production Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Add to your printed book for pennies

Hybrids:  Disks can be placed in envelopes or slim-line jewel cases to be delivered (or shrink wrapped) with printed books, or spindles may be attached to the end sheets to secure a CD in a hybrid book. Content ideas for this include:

  • Containing color photos where black and white were used in the printed book.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/epublish.html

May 2006, V5#5: Design Friday, Jan 30 2009 

Lower cost alternative to color custom printed end sheets:

  • Hand color b/w end sheets in your your special books.

April 2006, V5#4: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Lower cost alternative to custom printed end sheets:

  • Stock marble end sheets – though a slightly higher cost than standard natural end sheets, add a degree of elegance.

March 2006, V5#3: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

 Lower cost alternative to custom printed end sheets:

  • Contrasting end sheets (maroon cover, mauve end sheets)

February 2006, V5#2: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Pep up your end papers: Lower cost alternative to custom printed end sheets:

  • Matching end sheets (blue cover, blue end sheets, etc.)

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

Pep up your end papers: Lower cost alternative to custom printed end sheets:

  • Free form one of a kind end papers – freehand design or made with an inked rubber stamp

  • Photo (or other item) plates

December 2005, V4#12: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

If a hardbound book is produced, custom consider printed end sheets.  Lower cost alternative:

  • Fancy and/or author signed (possibly even numbered) book plate

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

Overall colors: Even if you don’t have a full color budget, you can consider color on a bigger scale.  What colors of cover are offered and what colors of imprint are included in the base price?  What colors of end sheets and text paper can be used economically? A brown suede-look book might really be enhanced with cream text and end papers.  Then, to use gold or bronze foil or even cream ink?

Red foil on carmel suede finish.

Red foil on carmel suede finish.

September 2004, V3#9: Production Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

More about end sheets: If a hardbound book is produced, consider printed or matching end sheets (blue cover, blue end sheets). A low cost alternative to pre-printed end sheets would be fancy book plates of “free form one of a kind end papers” made with an inked rubber stamp.

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