The same lining papers are being used to make the stamped edge strips. These strips can be used in their entirety for thick edges or cut in half to use on thin edges, effectively doubling the edge length covered by a strip. I am stocking purple and cream with either silver or gold stamping. Many students will want to pair the color of the stamping with the woven trim and hardware color.
Like the originals, the stampings sometimes have edges that are doubled or faintly stamped. These artifacts on the originals are a result of the thin nature of the media being stamped. My bookbinder takes almost 20 minutes to cut and stamp each strip to reduce artifacts that are natural to the process on paper. Excessive wiping of the edge when moist can rub some of the stamping off, so be careful that your fingers are dry when doing this step.
Each strip has a useable stamped length of 73 cm (146 cm if halved). It will take 5 strips to cover the edges of a Flat Casket. Over 12 strips are needed for a Double Casket. Exact numbers coming soon on edges.