Binder's board

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Binder's board


A thick, rigid Paperboard typically used in the construction of hard book covers. Binder's board have been made from Wood, [[chipboard[], Paste paper, and Fabric. Most binder's boards were made from Oak until the early 16th century when they were replaced by paper pasteboards. In the 18th century, more expensive books had Millboard covers made from tarred Rope and Sailcloth. Today most binder's boards are made from multi-ply pasted paper. They are smooth, dense and uniform.

Binder's board

Synonyms and Related Terms

paperboard; binder board; pasteboard; binders board (sp)

Resources and Citations

  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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