January 10, 2015 in 

A “tip-in” is a sheet of paper, usually with some sort of decorative design, that is glued or otherwise affixed to the inside of a book’s cover. Tip-ins can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to add extra pages (e.g. for booklets, ephemera, or extra illustrations), or to simply reinforce the binding.

A tip-in is a page, usually with decorative borders, that is glued or sewn into a book at a later stage in the production process, after the binding has been completed. Tip-ins are usually used to add extra pages, such as illustrations or maps, that were not originally included in the book. They can also be used to add extra information, such as errata or updates, that was not available at the time the book was originally printed.

Tip-ins are relatively easy to spot, as they are often of a different paper stock to the rest of the book and are usually not cut to size. They are usually glued in at the center or top of the page, so that they protrude slightly from the binding.

Tip-ins are particularly common in fine press and limited edition books, where they are often used to add a touch of luxury or to create a more unique and collectible book. However, they can also be found in mass-market paperbacks and other types of books.

One of the most famous examples of a tip-in is the “Moby Dick” edition published by the Easton Press in 1982. This edition included a tipped-in sheet with an illustration of a whale by artist Jim Dine.

Tip In is a printing and binding technique that allows for a more professional and polished look for a book. It is often used for hardcover books, but can also be used for softcover books. This technique is important for publishers and authors because it can give a book a more finished and expensive look, which can help to attract readers and boost sales.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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