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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Blind stamp
Definition english
Decoration, picture, or lettering that has been impressed into the binding with a metal stamp prepared for the purpose, resulting in a "blind" (meaning uncolored) decoration, picture or lettering. Book owners sometimes use a blindstamp with their name to mark their copies.
Term french
Motifs à froid
Definition french
Quand l'impression sur une reliure est faite sans dorure, avec des fers simplement chauffés, on dit que le livre est gaufré ou estampé de motifs à froid.
Term danish
Term dutch
Term italian
Impressioni a secco
Term spanish
Dorado en frio
Term swedish
Blind tryck
Definition swedish
Bokbandsdekorering utförd med stämplar men utan förgyllning.
Term german
Definition german
Verzierung von Bucheinbänden ohne Farbe oder Gold mit Hilfe metallischer Stempel. Die Blindprägung bzw. den Blinddruck, der auf Papier ausgeführt wird, nennt man Prägedruck.
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