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Glue and books: hotmelt and PUR

Wednesday 3 December

    Hotmelt dries nearly instantaneously So it is also cheaper then cold glue In a time that asks for speed and competition, this is a great benefit. But it has its downsides too, which

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Head and tail bands

Wednesday 3 December

  I like head and tail bands on a book They sit on top and bottom of the spine of a book. That is, if we have a hard cover book. A tiny bit of

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Glue and books, an introduction

Wednesday 3 December

Glue is a common good in book binding It is used to structure the spine of a book You need glue to attach the cover to the spine for a paper back The end sheets

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Glue and books: Cold glue

Wednesday 3 December

Cold glue is the most ancient of glues. It used to be made of water mixed with animal bones ground to powder. Without this substance we would not have had any books. And its purposes are

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