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  • Giuseppe Portelli commented on Giuseppe Portelli's instructable Home Made Book Rebinding7 months ago
    Home Made Book Rebinding

    There is a nice and inexpensive technique to apply a foil to a sheet of paper. You first print your text using a laser printer. Then apply the foil using heat and pressure with a laminator or an iron; the laser printer ink will work as some kind of glue. Here we need to apply a foil to a bookbinding cloth, so we can't use a laser printer. You could create a stencil from the text and use it to apply some spray glue to the spine. Then attach the foil to the glue. But creating a stencil by hand is difficult if you don't use a cnc machine.Typographers use metal stamps and presses for this kind of work. But they usually work also with special printers for cheap book foiling. You could bring your bookbinding cloth to a typographer to apply the gold foil before cutting it to measure for your s...

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    There is a nice and inexpensive technique to apply a foil to a sheet of paper. You first print your text using a laser printer. Then apply the foil using heat and pressure with a laminator or an iron; the laser printer ink will work as some kind of glue. Here we need to apply a foil to a bookbinding cloth, so we can't use a laser printer. You could create a stencil from the text and use it to apply some spray glue to the spine. Then attach the foil to the glue. But creating a stencil by hand is difficult if you don't use a cnc machine.Typographers use metal stamps and presses for this kind of work. But they usually work also with special printers for cheap book foiling. You could bring your bookbinding cloth to a typographer to apply the gold foil before cutting it to measure for your spine. It should be as fast and cheap as making a color print in a copy shop.

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