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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2003 01:20:57 PM »

what sort of stores would carry this padding cement? i live in canada, so would it be like hardwar store like home depot, or a big craft store?

i'm really interested in making these!

if i can't find the cement, who mentioned it could be made with glue sticks? just run it along the top of each paper and stick it together, kind of like a post it note?
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2003 01:22:52 PM »

It seems to me like a glue gun would work better than glue sticks - but maybe that's what they meant.  
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2003 01:46:38 PM »

Oh maybe! I'll have to try.

could it also be called Rubber Cement?

My sister seems to think that is used for something different, but I'm hoping it might be that.

edit - i just foudn this really helpful link : http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/bookarts/1999/03/msg00271.html

This is called padding cement and any printing supply house carries it --
any printer can buy it for you and probably will if you ask. If you can't
find a local source -- ask and I will get some for you. I also bet that any
white (poly vinyl acetate) glue will work. Have never tried just white glue
-- but most likely -- that is what padding cement is. Also --- if you melt
hot melt glue sticks in a flat dish -- either pyrex or metal and then dip
the edge of the paper stack in the liquid glue -- that will give you a
paper pad. Also -- we sell some pressure sensitive glue slugs -- if you
melt them and dip as described above -- it makes a great pad -- or a book
that opens completely flat.

Someone also said its called Rubber cement..
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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2003 04:12:29 PM »

a few responses to some of the recent posts here...

1. I don't know if "rubber cement" is the same thing as "padding cement" but somehow I doubt it. Someone said that it might be also be called "padding compound" and that Office Max sells it under that name. I checked their website and they do indeed have it. It's BRIGHT RED! Which could be a cool effect. I wonder if they carry in their stores. Anyway, for those not in the states maybe you could check a big office supply store.

2. The clamp device in the photo is also from http://edps.com where I bought the padding cement. But they also say that you can just pile heavy books on top -- which is cheaper than the $10 clamp they sell. Also, the clamp in and of itself wasn't good enough. I had to add that orange squeezy clamp because their clamp bowed when it was tightened.  The heavy book idea seems to offes way more flexibility in my opinion. Live and learn, I guess!

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2003 12:22:45 PM »

awesome! thanks for those tips.

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2003 11:01:17 PM »

those look great!
i have those EXACT recipes! Mine come in a huge red vintage recipe box, and there are hundreds of them! the really retro ones. i also remember seeing one on a beastie boys video for Teenage Kitchen Fondue.
Now I have some inspiration for what to do with them (besides cooking).

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2003 03:04:27 PM »

Great tip on the padding cement. I had no idea what that stuff was. Maybe if I had paid closer attention in my bookmaking class years ago . I wonder if it is similar to what you find in magazines-- that usually is in strips to hold inserts in place.

I had been hoping to find something less sticky as Glue Dots for both my magnets and my recipe cards (which funnily enough I have been making for months now! I can't believe someone else is too!!!)

Here is a pic:

I also get my pre-cut, pre-packaged card stock from Paper Source (Brookline). I like to alternate envelope and cardstock color (although not shown here). So for these Chartreuse Notecards, I would pair with a Pink envelope.


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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2004 08:56:45 PM »

wow, i am a brand new member and am already obsessing with this site. that is such a great idea, im already out  for the glue. bye.

and i am not gwyneth paltrow
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this site is also helpful they seem to have all you book binding needs::
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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2004 03:47:23 PM »

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