book binding, painted edges
book binding, painted edges defined in 1909 yearbook binding, painted edges - book binding, Painted Edges;
book binding, painted edges - The edge is fanned out and tied between boards, and whilst in that position some landscape or other scene, either taken from the book itself or appropriate to the subject of it, is painted on the fore-edge, and when quite dry it is gilt on the flat in the usual manner. This work of course requires an artist well skilled in water-colour drawing.
After the edges have been gilt by any of the foregoing methods, the rounding must be examined and corrected, and the book "should be put into the standing press for 2-3 hours, to set it. The whole of the edges should be wrapped up with paper to keep them clean during the remainder of the process of binding. This is called "capping up."
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