Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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parallel fold

A method of folding in which each fold is parallel to the preceding. Parallel folding is generally used for narrow book formats, for books printed two-up, and for maps. Printing should be done so that the folds can be made along the machine direction of the paper. Cf: RIGHT ANGLE FOLD . See also: FOLDING ;FOLDING MACHINES .

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