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Bookbinding Jargon – One foot in the groove – when confusion rules!

Bookbinding Jargon

Bookbinding Jargon – There’s a lot of jargon in the bookbinding and print finishing business – so though we try to keep things as straight forward as possible there can be confusion over some of the terms we use on a day-to-day basis. So here are some of our favourite confounders!

1. The foot isn’t where you put your shoe! It’s the bottom edge of the book.

2. French groove isn’t a trendy new dance. It’s actually the narrow channel (groove) we press into a cased book between the hollow and the back edge of the boards.

3. A leaf isn’t a page…it’s two pages. So 32 leaves = 64 pages!

If you’d like us to demystify any other terms just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help visit Our Website or contact us on 0115 930 5159