Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A term used with reference to the texture, finish, or color of a paper. A duplex texture refers to a paper that may be smooth on one side and rough on the other, while a duplex finish refers to a paper that may have a linen finish on one side and a burlap finish on the other, and so on. A duplex color refers to a paper that is stained on one side only, or that is colored with different colors on either side. A duplex color may also be obtained by laminating together two papers of different colors. 2. A general term applied to a paper or board with two or more plies. (17 )

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