A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,592
Currently Running With Scissors:
218 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cover issues  (Read 1051 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: September 16, 2006 07:18:56 PM »

I've been making books for quite a while and just started having this problem where my cover has little tiny rips at the fold. I've done everything I can think of to make it not happen. I've made my cover in three pieces, front, back, and spine with a gutter to accomodate the fold, bone folding, not bone folding. Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep this from happening?

oh, I am using regular scrapbook paper and it's happened with several different brands.

Here are some photos.

Chubby Pixie
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006 09:51:12 AM »

Have you tried making your gutters wider?
Do you use endsheets?

I love the way you bind your books.  I work for a company that makes books and we often make sample books or small runs by hand.  I'd be interested to see how you construct the inside.

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 02:57:54 PM »

I will work on another one tonight and make my gutters wider, I made them 1/16" on this book, maybe an 1/8" would fix it, but it seemed really wide when I was laying it out. I will take some pictures to show you also. Thanks for the suggestion.
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 02:01:30 PM »

i am sure this is a ridiculous question, but is the paper fully dry when you start binding? i had that problem last night and it was bc i was too excited to wait...otherwise, have you tried using fabric?

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different outcome." Albert Einstein

visit often. buy a lot.
Chubby Pixie
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006 03:55:20 PM »

Another thing I forgot to mention was paper grain.  The grain of the paper should run along the spine.  Folding paper across the grain can cause cracking. I know we've had problems with that before.  Good luck! Smiley
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006 06:25:29 PM »

i am sure this is a ridiculous question, but is the paper fully dry when you start binding?

I never wet my paper. I just use super 90 spray adhesive or rubber cement if i'm to lazy to go outside and use the spray. We used wheat paste and PVA in my book binding class last semester and I thought it was a hassle because it just made the paper wrinkle and it was so much work to smooth it out. Plus, it was messy.  Super 90 is a much easier solution.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2006 06:39:59 PM »

Okay, here's how I put my covers together for a long stitch book.

sorry about the excessive blur in the middle picture.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Pom Pom Shades
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.