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Subject: Rounding and backing

Rounding and backing

From: Soren Ibsen <soren.ibsen>
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
Caroline Gilderson-Duwe <c5d [at] gml__lib__uwm__edu> writes

>Many commercial binderies are now recommending against rounding and
>backing entirely, while others still encourage this service.  Has
>anyone had success with having their commercial bindery round and
>back only under certain conditions?  And has the general consensus
>regarding rounding and backing changed since these standards were

Our bindery does not use backing at all, only rounding.  But for
thicker books a hollow tube on the spine is recommended. Backing is
still  recommend to fine modern  handsewed books.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:57
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
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Received on Wednesday, 31 January, 1996

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