Double-fan Adhesive Binding Vise

Images and text by Garry Harrison,
Head, Circulating Collections Conservation,
Indiana University Libraries Preservation Department


Double-fan Adhesive Binding Vise

The "quarter-joint" or "double-fan" adhesive binding we do in house involves the use of two special, made-for-the-purpose tools. The first of these is a vise and is used in the step following the chopping of the text block's spine. At this point, the text block is a jogged stack of loose leaves. This vise holds the text block firmly while the adhesive and super are applied.


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