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Making a signature.<br /><br />How big do you want your book? I cut my 9"x"12" sheets in half widthwise, then folded those in half to make a compact 4.5"x6". This folded sheet represents the size of your tome! Cut, fold, and collect five of these pages—on

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Originally appeared in Bookbinding
on November 1, 2011
Making a signature.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;How big do you want your book? I cut my 9&quot;x&quot;12&quot; sheets in half widthwise, then folded those in half to make a compact 4.5&quot;x6&quot;. This folded sheet represents the size of your tome! Cut, fold, and collect five of these pages—on
Making a signature.How big do you want your book? I cut my 9"x"12" sheets in half widthwise, then folded those in half to make a compact 4.5"x6". This folded sheet represents the size of your tome! Cut, fold, and collect five of these pages—one within the other, totaling ten pages—and you've got a signature. For this scale, five signatures is just about right.You'll eventually need two of these folded leafs for your endsheets, so set a pair aside for later.The edges of the middle pages of the signature will stick out farther than the outer ones and you'll have a chance to trim these pages later on if you want.All of the signatures together form a book block.

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