Good communication starts with a clear understanding ofbindery terminology. Book binders speak a different language than printers and designers. Although there is a glossary in the back of this book, there are a few things you must know up front.
Tail The bottom [also called foot] of a book
Face The front of a book
Spine The bound edge of a book
Almost everyone involved in print production agrees that thesingle biggest error made in project planning is the miscom-munication regarding the number of pages versus sheets whichare to be in a finished book. Often used interchangeably, theydo not mean the same thing.
Leaf A single sheet of paper in a book [one leaf equals two pages]
Sheet Also called a leaf
Page One side of a sheet/leaf of paper