Parts of a Bound Volume
- Sometimes referred to as inner margin or gutter margin. It is the distance or space between the binding edge and text on the page.
- A form that provides the binder with the necessary instructions to bind a customer’s periodical or book.
- A very strong book cloth used to make book covers. Buckram’s base cloth is poly-cotton coated with a water-based acrylic finish. It is designed to protect books from circulation and usage in a library.
- The call number represents the shelf location of an item in a library’s collections. It is a system of coding and organizing library materials. The call number is usually stamped on the lower spine.
- A book cover consisting of two boards, an inlay, and covering material. The case is made separately from the text block and is later attached to it in a step called casing-in.
Collation Styles at Wallaceburg Bookbinding
- The 3 collation styles offered are; Bind As Tied, Standard Procedure and Custom Collation. Click the following link for a full description: Binding Collation Styles
- A sheet of paper folded vertically once to form two leaves, one of which is pasted flat to the inside of the front or back cover of a book, the remaining sheet is called a flyleaf. The Endsheets are made of thicker, stronger paper to provide extra support.
Head and Tail Lines
- Lines stamped at the top and bottom of the spine for decorative purposes.
- Woven tape with an ornamental edge that decorates the head and tail of a book’s spine. (Would like a picture here to illustrate)
- The imprint is usually stamped on the lower spine and is often used for the library name or personal name. It identifies who the book belongs to or where.
Lamabind – Paperbacks
- Wallaceburg Bookbinding uses the original paperback cover when possible and laminates it with a 1.5 mil mylar over solid binders board.
- The Library Automated Retrieval System. This is a program for the library to maintain their title binding records for periodicals and monographs.
- Wallaceburg Bookbinding defines a Law Journal to be a periodical that requires spine labels and/or panel lines throughout the spine.
- A leaf is a single sheet of paper.
Library Binding Standard
- An industry standard that specifies methods and materials appropriate for the binding of books and periodicals that must withstand the rigors of library use; that is, for the manufacture of bookbindings that are sturdy, durable, and flexible. This standard is regulated by the “Library Binding Institute,” a division of Hardcover Binders International and is called the ANSI/NISO Z39.78 – 2000(R2006) Library Binding. It is available electronically at: http://www.niso.org/standards/index.html.
Monograph (or library books)
- It is by definition a single document that forms a complete text (book) in itself.
Panel Lines Spine
- Lines stamped throughout the spine for decorative purposes.
Paper Grain Direction
- Paper possesses the property called grain. The grain identifies the direction to which the paper fibres become oriented during the manufacturing process. The direction of the paper grain has a direct effect on the quality of binding. The grain must be parallel to the binding edge for the book to open more easily, lay flat and maintain its quality binding. If the grain is in the opposite direction, the end binding result can be disastrous. The pages will want to stand up when the book is opened also known as “mouse trap binding” since the book’s tendency is to close. Users will often apply force to open the book and break the spine, thus destroying the binding.The tooth pick illustration below depicts the affect of binding with the grain or against the grain.
Binding Against the Grain Binding With the Grain
- This is a fast and inexpensive adhesive binding method of bonding pages together with hotmelts taking the form of a mechanical adhesion.
Periodical (sometimes referred to as magazine)
- A magazine or other journal that is issued at regular recurring intervals. The individual issues are often bound into a hard cover volume.
Scholarly – Paperbacks
- Wallaceburg Bookbinding’s Adhesive bound with hard cover made from Advantage cover material.
Signature (sometimes referred to as a section or gathering)
- A signature consists of two or more sheets of paper, stacked and folded as a group.
- 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)