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#593082 - 11/11/11 06:15 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Alexander Ness]
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#593083 - 11/11/11 06:25 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Alexander Ness]
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#593746 - 12/03/11 03:19 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: MightyQuin]
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#593759 - 12/04/11 01:19 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: steel: A Long Departed Hero]
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I also have a beef with the term "saddle-stitched" to refer to stapled comics with no stitching in them. I know that it's just a term imported from bookbinding, where they do use actual stitching, and refers more to the fact that the pages are folded at the spine. But what about "saddle-stapled" instead?

I know, just another nit-pick that probably nobody cares about. But it is one of the few real advantages that monthly comics have over collections, the ability to lay the whole book flat, so that double page spreads can actually be seen the way they were meant to.

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#593760 - 12/04/11 04:42 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Peter Urkowitz]
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And *SADDLE* stitched? Really? Like you're supposed to put it on a horse and ride away on it or something? Sheesh!
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#593761 - 12/04/11 05:10 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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#593779 - 12/04/11 11:38 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Allen Montgomery]
Joe Lee Offline
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Originally Posted By: Allen Montgomery
And *SADDLE* stitched? Really? Like you're supposed to put it on a horse and ride away on it or something? Sheesh!
You've obviously never seen an old saddle stitcher. The books would have to be bound one at a time, and when you would place the book to be bound (or stapled for peter), on the machine, you look like you are putting a saddle on the machine.

Many digital presses have the stuff built in nowadays. Some copy shops and small printers still use them, some newer ones still look and work much the same way.

I think they still make hand held or desktop ones too.

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#593781 - 12/04/11 11:48 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Joe Lee]
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Yep, found one. Here's a basic desk model...

http://images.officesupersavers.com/photo3.php?SKU=SWI06155

I'm trying to find a pic of an older print-shop one, all the newer ones look like any other piece of equipment.

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#593782 - 12/04/11 11:52 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Joe Lee]
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Found an old antique desk or table mounted one, that looks pretty close to the old ones I remember, imagine this with a larger base for the "saddle" and on it's own stand, but the stapler was essentially the same...

http://www.1stopretroshop.com/vintage-office-studio/stapler-for-small-press-publishing.htm

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#593783 - 12/04/11 11:58 PM Re: difference between Graphic Novel and TPB [Re: Joe Lee]
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Here is a newer one, that would essentially be the same, one person station, one book at a time, can you see the angled base where you place the already collated and folded book? Like a roof?

http://www.aheadequipment.com/shop/product491.html

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