Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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gummed paper ( gummed flat paper )

A strong, hard-sized, machine-finished, English finish, supercalendered, or coated paper, which is gummed on one side and used for book labels, embossed seals, etc. The paper is made in white, colored, or metallic finishes. Usual basis weight is from 38 to 45 pounds (24 X 36�). Different adhesives are used for gummed paper depending upon the surface to which the paper is to adhere. They should be flat and noncurling. (17 , 139 )

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