Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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laid paper

A paper which shows thick and thin lines at right angles to each other, and produced by the weave of the DANDY ROLL in machine-made paper, or, in the manufacture of handmade paper, by the MOLD (1) having thin wires placed very close together and fastened to thicker wires running at right angles at intervals of about 1 inch. The thin wires are the LAID LINES , or "wire lines," "wire marks," while the thicker wires are theCHAIN LINES , or "chain marks," "wide lines." Laid paper, whether hand- or machine-made, has no advantage over WOVE PAPER except perhaps appearance. (58 , 156 , 182 )

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