Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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illustration board

A board used primarily for the application of ink and water color. It is made by pasting drawing paper to one or both sides of a board, one that is usually filled, pulp-lined, or pasted. The usual properties of the drawing paper, such as finish and sizing, are essential, but hard sizing and good erasing quality are of greatest importance. The finished board should be as free as possible from warping. The basis weight is ] 50 pounds (] 7 x 22�), and the thickness is 0.0325 inch. (17 )

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