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Imitation Paper?

From Amazon

This Book Is Bound with “Deckle Edge” Paper
You may have noticed that some of our books are identified as “deckle edge” in the title. Deckle edge books are bound with pages that are made to resemble handmade paper by applying a frayed texture to the edges. Deckle edge is an ornamental feature designed to set certain titles apart from books with machine-cut pages.

What are other examples of this type of authentic imitation?

The best I can come up with are those fake shutters on new  homes that don’t actually shutter and intentionally frayed jeans.  But the analogies and reasons for the demand for each aren’t exactly the same.

Any other apparent similar phenomenon I am missing?

I can’t imagine the market place was asking publishers for this.  Is the idea here to get out ahead of things to keep people using physical texts longer by increasing the personal and physical relationship with the book?


One Response

  1. a handful of not-quite-right imitation food products come to mind, but that’s not the same either.

    I agree, it is definitely the print industry’s attempt to keep people in print books and add some new weird cost to the production of their books.

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