Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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die cutting

1. The process of cutting special shapes (cutouts) in leather, cloth or paper. The cutouts are used for labels, inlays, onlays, etc. 2. The process of lowering the background leather, leaving the cut out area, or counter, undisturbed and raised above the impression. (189 , 316 , 320 )

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