Endpaper for Old Bibles


Hello again Sophia,

I’ve noticed old Bibles seem to have fairly heavy endpapers to fold and form the flyleaf and pastedown.  I assume I will have to replace the endpapers on all of the Bibles we are making hard covers for, since the pastedown are gone (with the original covers).  At Talas, they have various options “Antique Endleaf (70 lb)”, and “Colorplan (from 91 to 260 lb).  I’m not familiar with gauging paper weights.  Would you kindly recommend an appropriate endpaper weight?

Thank you!



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Asked on October 11, 2020 7:15 pm
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Hi Paul, 

I am happy to recommend the Antique End-leaf as a good weight for end-sheets. It is easy to work with and is archival. I like the dove-gray for older books, but any of the colors are fine. Cheers!

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