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pressingclick to hear

Process for exerting pressure on a book being bound in order to flatten the signatures and make them more compact.
pressing standing press base pressing board platen handwheel central screw upright

standing press click to hear

Hand-operated machine for pressing books during the binding process.

base click to hear

pressing board click to hear

Small board made of wood or stiff board and used to separate books, protect them and prevent warping.

platen click to hear

Heavy adjustable plate used to exert pressure on one or more books.

handwheel click to hear

Wheel-shaped part that pivots around a central screw to move the platen.

central screw click to hear

upright click to hear