Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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calendered cloth

A cloth that has had a filler of starch, usually soybean flour, impregnated into the weave of the base cloth by means of iron or steel rollers exerting a great pressure. If the rolls are heated, a high gloss is also imparted. The cloth may also be embossed during the calendering process. (341 )

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