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>Subject: book binding glue
>From: "Shannon Pultz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 11:27:01 -0400
>My 10th graders are producing a cookbook. Can any of you recommend a
>good glue to use to adhere the cover paper (we are silkscreening the
>cover image) onto the hard chipboard?
Yes paste is my favorite. It is sometimes hard to find locally, so I
purchase it through Dick Blick. It is a very thick paste that is
specifically made to use on paper and it stays very flat and wrinkle free.
Some people water it down, but I like to use it straight from the
container with a brush.
I also use PVA, but it is runny like Elmer's and warps the paper more, so
you have to weigh down the books to keep them flat.