When a book’s dust jacket is placed on the book at the printer, there is a nifty machine that handles the process, including the most important part: getting the folds in just the right place with just the right amount of pressure to create the proper crease. Too hard of a crease and the DJ will be too tight around the spine. Too light of a crease and the DJ will be very loose and “flowy” around the book, possibly so much the DJ just kind of falls off when the book is handled.

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