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Bindery = a defect caused during the process of printing and assembeling the book.
Color Flecking = small spots of color are missing from the art work. Possible cause
is books stacked for a long time with no bag being pulled apart.
Dent = a sharp or ruff indentation on an edge or surface of a book. Usually breaks
Dimple = a round indentation on the edge or surface.
Dust Shadow = a darkening of ink color usually found on edge of book due to other
books covering all but that part.
Edge inking = colored ink usually found on the edge of 1970's books, used for distribution
or return purposes.
Hairline = less than 1/32" of a inch or the diameter of a pin wide and lass than
1/4" or half the staples width long.
Minor = about a 1/16" of a inch or the diameter of a pin wide and lass than 1/2"
or the staples width long.
Off-cut = when artwork is not prefectly aligned with the cover.
Slight = less than 1/16" of a inch or the diameter of a head of a pin.
Smallest = less than 1/32" of a inch or a little more than the diameter of a pin.
Tape pull = loss of artwork orcolor because a piece of tape was inproperly rempoved
from a book.