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Re: [BKARTS] Davey quality (was Binders' board)



You would think that they would keep an eye on what the customers thought of
their product. We think they're doing a bad job, and yet their product is
getting worse. Are we giving them the feedback they need to make their
product better? Perhaps they feel that they can get away with cutting
corners just based on their lack of feedback?

Just a thought.
RA



----- Original Message -----
From: "Duncan" <tvjunkie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 1:16 PM
Subject: Davey quality (was Binders' board)


> Dorothy Africa wrote:
>
> >as several people have noticed, the quality
> >of Davey Red Label board has recently plummeted.
>
>
>         Could you elaborate?  Has it lost density or is the surface
> too uneven?  Does it not hold together well?
>
> I know that a few years back RockTenn <http://www.rocktenn.com/>
> bought the Davey company, perhaps there was a management change that
> effected manufacture (read cutting corners)?
>
>
> >    For those of us running out of our various secret reserves of decent
> >stuff, has anyone located a reasonable source of reliable board? --maybe
> >not fit for rare and valuable books, but something you can use without
> >having to change your name and then leave town in the dead of night.
>
>
>         If you can find a source for small quantities there is Eska
> board.  The best source for small quantities  I could find was at
> Hollander's.  They called it Standard Book Board,
> <http://www.hollanders.com/supplies-kits/bookbinding/bindersboard.htm>,
> but the thicknesses they offer are not as varied as the Davey board.
> However it's very reasonably priced.
>
> There is the US distributor of Eska board, Kappa Graphic Board,
> <http://www.kappagraphicboardusa.com/Products/eskaboard.htm> but I
> have a feeling that there would be a minimum order of thousands of
> sheets.  I have not checked.
>
>
> I don't have the time today to do any more leg work, perhaps over the
> next few days/week.
>
>
> - Duncan
> --
> "Oh boy, sleep!  That's where I'm a Viking!"   - Ralph Wiggum (The
Simpsons)
>
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