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  • 1) Cuts, assembles, glues, and sews components to bind books, according to specification, using automatic and manually operated machines, handtools, and equipment: Folds printed sheets to form signatures and assembles signatures in numerical order to form book body.

  • 2) Attaches endpapers to top and bottom of book body.

  • 3) Sews signatures and endpapers together along spine of book body, using sewing machine, or glues endpapers and signatures together along spine, using brush or glue machine.

  • 4) Compresses sewed or glued signatures to reduce book to required thickness, using handpress or smashing machine.

  • 5) Trims edges of book to size, using cutting or book trimming machine or hand cutter.

  • 6) Inserts book body in device that forms back edge of book into convex shape and produces grooves to facilitate attachment of cover.

  • 7) Applies glue to back of book, using brush or glue machine, and attaches cloth backing and headband.

  • 8) Applies color to edges of signatures, using brush, pad, or atomizer.

  • 9) Cuts binder board to specified dimension, using board shears, hand cutter, or cutting machine.

  • 10) Cuts cover material, such as leather or cloth, to specified dimensions and fits and glues material to binder board manually or by machine.

  • 11) Glues outside endpapers to cover.

  • 12) Places bound book in press that exerts pressure on cover until glue dries.

  • 13) May imprint and emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on cover, using gold, silver, or colored foil and stamping machine.

  • 14) May pack, weigh, and stack books on pallet for shipment.

  • 15) May specialize in repairing and rebinding damaged or worn books for resale or reuse.




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Job Number: 981