Book cover

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The book cover denotes in a general sense that part of the book that fits around the book block and protects it, regardless of the construction as a cover tape or tape with attached covers.

As a special book cover, the so-called cover cover is the outer part of a cover tape in book production. It consists generally of two fixed lids of cardboard that fixed by a strip of paper held together. On this strip of paper, the so-called Schrenz ( back insert ) is attached on each side at a slight distance (several millimeters) from the cardboard . This construction is then covered with the actual binding material (also called cover or cover). The cover material is usually paper, but can also consist of other materials such as linen or leather.

This creates a three-part flat piece that is relatively flexible between the three parts and forms a kind of joint for the finished book.

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