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A thick paper formed from multiple sheets adhered with an adhesive then pressed to produce a hard, stiff board. Pasteboard was used for book boards and playing cards in Europe from the early 16th to the late 18th centuries. It is now primarily used for making boxes and cartons. See Bristol board and Cardboard.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bristol board; London board; ivory paper; cardboard; carton board

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 582
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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