Bookbinding Parts Cleaning Tools

Bookbinding Parts, Cleaning and Tools

Bookbinding parts, cleaning and tools is discussed in this article.

If there is dirt in the book the first thing to do is to identify the problem(s) and tackle it from the inside of the book outward. Experiment with a throw away book  or buy one cheaply from a Thrift Store

Use un-printed newsprint or wax paper to avoid moisture penetration and sticky pages after gluing. Heavy  weights along with thick boards can be used to press the books and leave glue to dry for a certain period of time.

Book Parts:

  • Front and back cover
  • Inside front cover – attached end  paper
  • Spine –  Book back (bind edge) of book
  • Hinge – space between cover and spine case to allow cover to open
  • Fore-Edge – face or right edge of book
  • Book block – inside pages
  • End sheets – folded sheet normally of different paper or substrate attached by tip-in method to front and back of book block
  • Dust Jacket – a sheet of printed paper wrapped around outside  cover with an inside flap

Bookbinding Tools:

  • Pink Pearl eraser
  • Sand Paper
  • Wax Paper
  • Paring Knife
  • Cleaning Solvent
  • Rubber Cement
  • Book Press
  • PVA Glue
  • Cutting Knife
  • Rags
  • Transparent Tape
  • Brushes
  • Paste
  • Scissors
  • Ice Pick
  • Japanese Rice Paper
  • Book Cleaners
  • Ruler
  • Folding Bone

Book Cleaners:

  • Opaline dry cleaning pad
  • Delkote book clean
  • Quick dry non-harmful solvent
  • Pink pearl eraser


Shy Riyasat

Bookbinding Professional