Scanning question

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Jul 18 18:31:27 CDT 2019

On Thu, 18 Jul 2019, John Foust via cctalk wrote:
> At 04:50 PM 7/18/2019, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
>> (1) wire-ring bounded. What's the best way to scan these? The easiest is to
>> just clip the wire binding and drop it in the scanner. But then what?
> Those are going to snag on each other, no?  I'd trim the edges off.
>> (2) Folded with staples. These are booklet format, with stables in the
>> middle. I could easily remove the staple and scan. but how do I replace the
>> staple?
> Cut along the middle using a paper cutter.
>> (3) Gum bound. These books are bound with some kind of gum / goo on the
>> spine. Some of these are so old I could just remove it and have no real
>> degradation of the state. Others have spines that are still in good shape.
> Probably needs a pro paper cutter.

A "paper shear"
looks like a cheap hobby version.
1) the CLAMP
2) although it has a swinging arm to operate, the cutting is not done by 
the edge of the swinging arm (those do not give a clean cut through any 

If you are not going to rebind, then get a good paper shear.
Some printing and binding businesses will cut the binding off fairly 

If you do cut the binding off, you will lose a little of the 
margins/gutters, so keep that in mind before you slice it.

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