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"Bookbinder"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Perform highly skilled hand finishing operations, such as grooving and lettering to bind books.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Bookbinder"

1) Attach endpapers to tops and bottoms of book bodies, using sewing machines, or glue endpapers and signatures together along spines, using brushes or glue machines.

2) Compress sewed or glued signatures to reduce books to required thicknesses, using hand presses or smashing machines.

3) Cut binder boards to specified dimensions, using board shears, hand cutters, or cutting machines.

4) Cut cover material to specified dimensions, and fit and glue material to binder boards manually or by machine.

5) Fold and sew printed sheets to form signatures, and assemble signatures in numerical order to form book bodies.

6) Glue outside endpapers to covers.

7) Imprint and emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on covers, using gold, silver, or colored foil, and stamping machines.

8) Insert book bodies in devices that form back edges of books into convex shapes and produce grooves that facilitate attachment of covers.

9) Perform highly skilled hand finishing operations, such as grooving and lettering, to bind books.

 

 

11) Trim edges of books to size, using cutting or book trimming machines or hand cutters.

12) Design original or special bindings for limited editions.


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13) Establish production procedures based on job orders.

14) Make boxes or specialty items such as binders and photograph albums.

15) Meet with clients, printers, and/or designers to discuss job requirements and binding plans.

16) Pack and weigh books, and stack them on pallets to prepare them for shipment.

17) Repair, restore, and rebind old or damaged books, including rare books.

18) Apply color to edges of signatures, using brushes, pads, or atomizers.

19) Apply glue to backs of books, using brushes or glue machines, and attach cloth backing and headbands.

Job Description for "Bookbinder" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-5012.00