Authors mock-up, first proofs, and corrections.
Choosing materials for the cover, slip case, thread, and ribbon.
Organizing the proof.
Checking pagination of the printed proof.
Ensuring folios and register marks are correct.
Making a stab bound proof for the authors final approval.
Trimming the proof down to size.
Discussing the book.
On press at last.
Watching the press run. Printing takes hours.
All of the individual signatures, printed, and ready to be bound into a book.
The sheets are folded and collated into folios. Folios are made up of four, eight, twelve, or sixteen sheets. They are then Smythe sewn together.
Assembling the individual book blocks.
The completed book blocks awaiting covers.
End sheets getting a vigorous application of glue.
Creasing the spine.
Embossing the slip case.
Finished slip case with covering material and embossing.
Completed books in their cases.
Richard's first look at the final product.
He likes it!
Richard and his edition of twenty.
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