Buckram Binding – a type of material covering. Designed to withstand wear and tear; resists water, mold, and UV light.
Cloth Binding – a lighter weight fabric used for book covers; a term used indiscriminately for any clothbound volume.
Collate - to examine (gathered sheets) in order to arrange them in proper sequence before binding.
Deacidification – a process to neutralize the acid of published paper.
Double Fan Adhesive Binding – adhesive is applied to both edges of the textblock, thereby hinging each loose page to a thin film of adhesive.
Encapsulation - a preservation process that provides greater support to a document that is in fragile condition. It is a process that allows a fragile document to be sealed between two sheets of polyester film for protective viewing and ease of handling.
Kapco – a type of material covering which entails a reinforced plastic sheeting that encases a paperback book.
LBI - Library Binding Industry
Phase Box – a simple, relatively inexpensive box designed to offer immediate, short-term protection of books, scrapbooks, albums, and other bound items.
Picture Cover Binding – introduced in 2003 by Wert Bookbinding, Grantville, Pa. Original cover is copied onto a new reinforced paper based cover material. The Picture Cover is then used in place of a book cloth to make a new hard cover for the bound text block.
Pockets – added after binding to hold music parts or additional accompanying materials.
Retain all - Generally cloth bound or bound in a manner that retains all parts of the original book as much as possible.
Shrinkwrap -- a protective wrapping for material consisting of a clear plastic film that is wound about the item and then shrunk by heat to form a sealed, tight-fitting package.
Stubbing – process of adding sheets of paper to textblock to accommodate inserts. Added to allow for extra thickness for part pieces.
Textblock – a gathering of printed or written pages that may be or have been bound, excluding all paper to be added by the bookbinder such as the endpapers.