The product featured this week is the use of Deckle Edge paper in modern binding.
The image below shows a mold and deckle, which are used to handmake paper. As paper was pressed, it seeped below the edge of the deckle, resulting in a slightly uneven edge. This uneven edge is known as a “Deckle Edge”. Today, machine-made paper can have artificially made Deckle Edges, which gives it an older, handmade appearance. While more costly than trimmed paper, sometimes a job just doesn’t look as nice without a Deckle Edge!
For the perfect bound book shown below, the Deckle Edge paper used for the front cover really made this book look amazing.
Does your client have a job that needs that extra “wow” factor? Think about how adding the use of Deckle Edge paper for either the cover or interior pages can elevate your next book project!