The right use of book supports

To treat the book binding with care, books should not completely be opened. Therefore we recommend book supports made of foam, which when properly used will support the book perfectly.

One set of book supports consists of two wedges, two rectangular blocks and one pentagon-profiled spine support. The spine support is only used for books with a tight back, this is the case when the cover material of the spine is glued completely to the back of the book block.

The pictures show the possible arrangements of the book supports.

Books with a tight back

Asymmetric arrangement (left): the book is opened at the first pages
Symmetric arrangement (right): the book is opened in the middle of the book block

Books with a hollow back

The spine support is not used.

last update 2/3/2016