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Building The Adhesive Quarter-joint Binding 

   

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8. Casing in the textblock.

  • Place the textblock in the case and align the bottom of the textblock with the bottom of the case. The textblock should set in the case flush with the bottom edge and tight against the case spine. When the textblock and case are properly aligned, carefully lay the book down, with the front side up, and fully open the front cover without disturbing the textblock
  • Glue the innner 2" of the exposed board. Do not glue the hinge area between the board and the inlay.
  • Place a piece of scrap paper between the pastedown and the textblock and glue out the pastedown with the exception of an area of 1" parallel to the spine edge
  • Remove the scrap paper and close the cover onto the paste-down without moving the textblock. The cover should form snuggly around the spine and the bottom edge of the cover should align with the bottom edge of the textblock. Carefully turn the entire book over repeat the above steps on the reverse side of the book.
  • Place the book in a book press using press boards with raised edges. The raised edges should press directly on the hinge area right next to edge of the case boards.
  • Upon removing the book from the press, immediately lay the book on the table and open it to the middle. The purpose of opening the book is to ensure that the wide hinge areas have not attached to the textblock. The case spine and hinges should move freely when the book is opened.

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