[LMB] Thought for the day

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 17:28:49 GMT 2018


On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 11:07 AM, M R Dolbear fm
<little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 23 Jan 2018, at 16:29, Lois Bujold wrote:
>>
>> at chapter-end.  Typesetters -- now there's and obsolete word, let's say
>> book designers -- try not to leave too many blank pages unfilled at the
>> end in the printing page-bundle units that have a name I don't remember
>> offhand.
>
> I thought "signature" but Wiki disagrees
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_(bookbinding)

A bit more wiki-browsing suggests that "section" is the generic term
for a number of bifolia sewn together into a unit. If that section has
printed text on it, it is a "signature."

Luke


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