This is a standard binding for hardcover books, which utilizes glue to hold the interior text block to the cover. The book s interior will only be printed in black ink, with one color black on both sides of the page. The common paper size used outside the us in place of 8. Minuteman press in portland, oregon takes great pride in making our clients feel and confident about their printing jobs during the production process. A special binding method used for hardcover books with low page counts fewer than 64 pages. The back portion of a books binding which is visible when a book is shelved in a bookcase. For a more complete glossary of bookbinding terms, please. To help you gain a better understanding of whats happening to your project, weve compiled a glossary of common and not so common printing terms as a full list of printing related terminology. If you spot any errors or omissions, drop me a line.
Sep 17, 2014 in this tutorial we will look at the different parts of a book the anatomy of the book. It is an international dictionary of bookbinding and conservation terms. Case binding is a method of binding in which the book case cover is made separately from the textblock and later attached to it. Absorbency the ability of paper to absorb liquids like ink and aqueous coating. Binding copy a book whose text block is complete and serviceable, but the current binding is defective or incomplete. Universal printing provides a glossary of some commonly used terms that weve assembled for our clients. Looking for help understanding commonly used book collecting terminology, or abbreviations and references used in book sellers descriptions. Antiquarian and rare book glossary of terms you should. Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book of codex format from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. So dont be the dummy who didnt know his face from the gutter, who turns out spineless and halfbound. Mary ann grossmann, twin cities, book artist award goes to picture book. This dictionary covers graphic design, prepress and print terminology click a letter to see more layout, printing and binding terms. A term used to describe the binding process where the signatures of a book are held together by a flexible adhesive.
The common meaning of this term is the first printing of the first edition of a book. The more common signature impositions are 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 pages, which are formed by folding the sheet in half one or more times. Against the grain folding or printing on press at a right angle to the grain direction of the paper. Ioba book terminology independent online booksellers. It pays to become familiar with the basic descriptive terms used by used and rare booksellers to communicate a particular book s condition. Glossary and terminology on paper conservation and book binding ghorbani, m m. In this photo the book on the left is an original copy and the book. A sheet of printed pages which when folded becomes a part of a book or publication. The textblock is attached to its case by means of super hinge endsheets, and an adhesive. Printing terms glossary of commercial printing terminology. Web press without a drying oven, thus not able to print on coated paper. Also called the color rotation or laydown sequence. All the pages and the cover are cut perfectly flush with each other. This glossary of binding terms is designed to aid binding staff in making decisions on leaf attachment specifications to ensure appropriate choice of binding styles as well as interpreting and enhancing communication with the commercial bindery.
The terms soft cover, paperback, and wraps also refer to a paper binding. The printing method in which the raised surface of the type or blocks, transfers the ink onto the paper with the application of pressure. Perfect binding binding process where backs of sections are cut off, roughened and glued together, and rung in a cover. A glossary of printing, binding, graphic arts and typographical terminology a4 paper iso standard paper size 210 x 297mm or 8. Bookbinding definition of bookbinding by merriamwebster. It is the hardcover equivalent of a perfect binding. Cranky is now retired and no longer rebinding books. In fact, you can find a brief glossary of some of this book design terminology.
A printing press that prints on both sides of the page in a single pass. Gbc binding general binding corporation trade name for plastic comb binding. Book bindings through the ages on flickr by the national library of sweden. Technically, what we call bindings on most books today, where the text block is glued in in a hardcover book the text block is glued to a cover by some mull and end sheet paper, and in a softcover book normally the text. In fact, you can find a brief glossary of some of this book design terminology here. Method of lithographic printing that transfers ink from a plate to a blanket, then from the blanket to paper. Binding margin the distance between the print and the edge of the page at the binding edge. Mass market paperback is the format in which most popular fiction is published. Glossary of printing terms book printing experts for. We may add more glossary book terms as technology changes. Accordion fold folding paper by bending each fold in the opposite direction of the previous fold creating a pleated or accordion effect. Stan schwartz supplied most of the printing and finishing terms of this online glossary.
The order in which process inks are printed on a printing press. Binding process where backs of sections are cut off, ground together. The case is made separately from the text block and is later attached to it in a step called casingin. Fine powder sprayed on freshly printed sheets to prevent transfer of wet ink as they accumulate in the delivery stack. If you cant find the term you are looking for here, then you might like to try matt t. Bindexpert is designed to process a maximum binding length of 43 centimeters with a book. Book block the text block, including the endpapers and other materials added by the binder, before. The proper terminology for this type of binding is tetebeche from the french for headtotoe, but dosados binding is used more loosely as an overarching term for this type of binding. Glossary of terms universal printing raleigh, chapel. Cancel due to errors or defects in printing, a book may have one or more pages removed from the text block by the publisher after it has been bound.
Read our glossary book terms list to be better informed about book printing. Cranky says, bookbinding has its own unique terminology. Recent examples on the web minnesota center for book arts is a visual arts nonprofit organization that supports creative expression through traditional and contemporary book arts, including papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing. As much binding margin as possible should always be preserved. Specifications a precise description of a print order. Change in the perceived color of elements on a printed piece caused by changes or irregularities in ink densities, dot gain, or color register during a fourcolor printing press.
Bookbinding definition is the art or trade of binding books. A binding process where the signatures of a book are held together by a flexible adhesive. The space between facing pages where the fold or cut line are. A digital printing technology that allows a complete book to be printed and bound individually, as opposed to traditional publishing that produces several hundred or thousand books in a lot. Examples of softcover books created with the perfect binding method book binding, also known as book bindery, is the process of assembling. Antiquarian and rare book glossary of terms you should know raptis rare books fine rare and antiquarian first edition books for sale. A glossary of book binding terms books tell you why, inc. Spoilage planned paper waste that is part of all printing. Hopefully, our glossary will help you unravel some of the jargon used by book collectors and book sellers. Though technically the first edition of a book may go through additional printings, book collectors consider only the first printing. The stack is then bound together along one edge by either sewing with thread through the folds or by a layer of flexible adhesive.
The entire process of typesetting a book, printing it, binding. Adhesive binding a binding method which uses threadfree adhesives to secure loose leaves into a solid text block. Sheetfed printing press a printing press that uses precut sheets of paper that are fed through the printing press. Printing signatures see below are stacked on top of one another and then sewn together as one before being glued into the hardcover case. Saddle stitching simplest binding method in which pages are folded and stapled together. The new grisham, grafton, or cornwell novel you bought to read on your.
Search the glossary of book terms to unravel the puzzling language you may have found in the description of your book. Bookbinding terminology is highlighted and explained in an easy to understand way. As distinguished from leather bindings where the cover is assembled on the book. Two pages in a layout that face each other, as in an open magazine, book, or newspaper. Oversewn books need a minimum of 38 binding margin. Rubber blanket rubber sheet in the printing press that transfers ink to paper. Gather to assemble or collect sections into the proper sequence for binding. Back board the board inlayed into the case which protects the end of a book. Galleys the printing term for long metal trays used to hold type after it has been set but before the press run. Book binding bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book. The book s interior will be printed in full color 4color cmyk, with ink on both sides of the page. Very stiff paper board used to make covers of case bound books.
A list of terms and definitions particular to the subject of the book. A book with color printing on the inside back cover only, for example, would be noted as 4044. An illustration appearing before the first pages of a book. Change in the perceived color of elements on a printed piece caused by changes or irregularities in ink densities, dot gain, or color register during a fourcolor printing press run. A term used to describe the orientation of a book, where the book is taller than it is wide. Glossary of binding terms from the preservation department of the university of florida, gainesville. When considering the purchase of a book for your collection, the condition and, if applicable, the dust jacket are the most important factors affecting the value. A term used to describe the binding process where the book makes a squared spine. Bookbinding glossary bookbinding terminology grays. Colophon a statement occurring at the rear of a volume following the text, relating information about the printing history and physical aspects of the book. Dust jacket the mostly paper jacket which is wrapped around most modern books to protect the cloth covers. Perfect binding binding process where backs of sections are cut off, roughened and. Bindexpert is designed to process a maximum binding length of 43 centimeters with a book thickness of 4 cm.
Print on demand books are printed when the order is placed. Printing using lasers, ions, ink jets or heat to transfer images to paper. This dictionary covers graphic design, prepress and print terminology click a letter to see more layout, printing and binding terms of this glossary. Antiquarian and rare book glossary of terms you should know. If you have a book needing rebinding, please check the recommendation message on the home page. Book cover or book board the front and back covers of books are often referred to as book covers or book boards as they are often made of bookbinding board and cover the book. A printing press that prints on both sides of a sheet in a single pass through the press. Glossary of terms universal printing raleigh, chapel hill. In the book binding process, a stage where air is expelled from its contents at the sewing stage. Print shop department or separate business that does trimming, folding, binding, and other finishing tasks. Brought to you by grays bespoke british bookbinders, this bookbinding glossary details the many advanced options available to those seeking a unique, professional service. Glossary of bookbinding terms this glossary has been compiled from a number of sources, including johnson and middleton see my list of books on bookbinding. Joint the joint of a book is the small groove which runs vertically down the book itself between the book boards book. Most books do not include printing on the inside covers, so they are 4004 0 refers to no ink.
Brayer a small hand held rubber roller used to spread ink evenly on blocks of type or printing plate. Roberts and don etheringtons excellent dictionary of descriptive terminology. A celebration of the bible in english digital collection, thomas fisher rare book library, university of toronto. A glossary of commercial printing terms glossary if youre new to commercial printing or print buying is not your primary responsibility, the following terms and definitions should better help you communicate with commercial insiders. I added the publishing and computer related terminology. A sheet of paper printed with four or more pages and folded one or more times to the approximate size of one page and in a manner which puts the pages in proper numbered order. Common bookbinding terms explained the document centre. Sheetfed printing press a printing press that uses precut sheets of paper that are fed through the printing press one sheet at a time.
While there are many varieties of book binding out there to catch the eye of the collector or serious reader, nothing is quite so longlasting and impressive as leatherbound books. Glossary and terminology on paper conservation and bookbinding. Below youll find a list of terms and their definitions to common book printing terms. In this photo the book on the left is an original copy and the book on the right is a pod. Just in the area of book design you run into terms like gutter margin and folio and face trim. It is an international dictionary of bookbinding and conservation terms, free of use to anyone. This glossary of binding terms is designed to aid binding staff in making decisions on leaf attachment. Gloss characteristic of paper, ink or varnish that reflects relatively large amounts of light. Some of the terminology used in book collecting can be arcane, indeed. A binding method commonly used for booklets that typically uses staples instead of actual stitching in the gutter where the book folds to bind the book together. Save 30% off your canvas print order today, promo code.1429 454 636 1278 48 233 161 897 39 1222 877 687 704 1468 477 1412 397 236 1229 1190 332 266 942 185 400 86 406 1412 536 404