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chamaecyparis
« on: December 20, 2005 11:27:10 AM »

So, here's the deal.  I have all this scrap paper (paper that has been printed on one side only), and being conservation-minded, I'd like to turn it into notebooks for next semester.  I've done this with japanese stab binding before, but I'm looking for alternate binding methods (the japanese stab method is good because you don't have to fold the pages, so the blank sides of the paper all face in the same direction, but I find it to be really stiff, so the book doesn't stay open or lay flat well).  If you have any suggestions about adapting the stab binding so the book stays open, that would als be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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MissMeshell
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 07:04:24 PM »

Yeah, I'd like to know this as well, i'll await replies with you Smiley
I've just finished my first book, which was a really thick stab binded book, I love the binding and it holds together so well, but it would be good for it to be more flexible wouldn't it.
*sits down and gets comfy* Tongue
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mew
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005 09:39:57 AM »

You might want to look into this thread: Whole Page Bookbinding

Basically you make the book block by glueing pages together at the edges, if you fold your pages all the same way with the white parts inside, and the text outside, you end up sticking the printed sides together, leaving only the empty ones showing.

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chamaecyparis
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005 11:08:28 AM »

Thanks mew, I'll have to try that.  It looks like it would work.
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