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Job Backer Wanted
- Subject: Job Backer Wanted
- From: "Robert J. Milevski" <milevski@PRINCETON.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jul 95 15:23:19 -0400
- Message-Id: <9507251923.AA00362@pres1>
A source for bindery equipment, including board shears, job backers,
standing and letter presses is American Grpahic Arts, Inc.,
Elizabeth, NJ, 908-351-6906. They furbish old equipment and make it
look and operate like new, and their prices reflect this work,
although they are lower than brand new equipment. (They have a huge
machine shop to retool old parts or create new ones.) Their old
board shears, mostly wood top varieties, are worth the $4,000+ price
tag, IMHO. They produce a newsletter which lists equipment they have
on hand. They also have equipment in a number of other categories,
including printing (eg Van Der Cook and older hand presses) and foil
stamping (eg 20-30 Kensol presses: a whole wall of them, in fact).
We went on a tour of their 30,000 ft2 facility. Very impressive.
Plus they have a small printing museum on the premises with a number
of hand presses, including a Columbia(n?). A homey and informative
touch are several bulletin boards with photos of equipment that they
have known and loved and sent out into the world to be known and
loved by others. Such promiscuous machinery! Anyway, if in the
neighborhood, watch out it's not too good, call them up for a tour.
Another equipment source is Alan Dietch, in California, 415-349-1681.
Robert J. Milevski
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
telephone: 609-258-5591; fax: 609-258-4105 or -5571;