Reinforcing Materials


GP5W combines paper and an open-weave fabric. The fabric reinforces the book block and the paper caps the spine, combining a two-step process into one. Because this material is extremely strong, it is recommended for use on book blocks larger than 1.5" thick. It also reinforces the spine from head to tail and can be applied prior to rounding and backing, creating a very sturdy book block.

NEW FEATURE! The LBS production team now has the ability to mark the head or foot of your slit capping materials with a line of color. This new feature will reduce orientation issues when feeding book blocks into your casing-in machine and will eliminate the need for you to mark your capping materials with a pen or marker. To learn more, contact your LBS account manager at 800.247.5323.

The unique look of this natural open weave material laminated to a thin paper makes it a great choice for custom packages. It is available in wide rolls, narrow slit rolls or sheets. Please contact us for a sample.

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