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1. A frame used in making paper by hand to form paper pulp into sheets of a desired size.
2. A deckle edge.

[German Deckel, from Decke, cover, from decken, to cover, from Middle High German, from Old High German decchen; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈdɛkəl) or


1. (Tools) a frame used to contain pulp on the mould in the making of handmade paper
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: deckle strap a strap on each edge of the moving web of paper on a paper-making machine that fixes the width of the paper
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See deckle edge
[C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover]


(ˈdɛk əl)

1. a board, usu. of steel, fitted under part of the wire in a papermaking machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire.
[1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid =deck(en) to cover (see deck)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deckle - rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
2.deckle - (paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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Three versions will be displayed: one for single-layer, a second for coextrusion, and a third that will be teamed with Cloeren's patented IDS (Internal Deckle System).
The Series 50 Die, introduced in early 1999, features an internal deckle system, providing reduced edge bead and improved thermal stability.
As in the past, the newest EPC die includes an external deckle as a secondary seal to prevent leakage and an internal deckle system that sets coat width and seals polymer at the die exit.
Volume two presents painting with pulp, sheet layering, creative shapes, and dividing the deckle.
Internal and pinch shim deckles are mentioned above as effective deckle methods.
They're made in Italy on Bruckner equipment (flat die and tenter frame) with a deckle width of 4 meters at rates of 1430 lb/hr or 7 million lb/yr.
One makes the large width adjustment of both internal and external deckles in tandem; a second, smaller motor repositions the internal deckle blade to reduce edge bead.
It gives us the capacity to manufacture internal deckle blades to unprecedented accuracy," says Cloeren.
Sculpts artwork by either deckle duplicating or pantographing, or 3-D electrodes for EDM.
Key features include a separate, independently adjusted forming box that makes possible product changeovers without stopping the production line; and an adjustable, full-manifold internal deckle that can be used to modify both the width and thickness of the board.
Mold and deckle was used to form the sheets in couching.
Daron Acemoy-lu and James Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty" (2012), Deckle Edge Publishing)