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[BKARTS] Nipping Presses



Jan,

            I can comfortably say that just about all nipping presses that
are in circulation today were once designed and used as copy presses.
Certain manufacturers made them in all sorts of shapes and styles with
varying daylight openings, certain ones being too small for certain peoples
work, others being perfectly acceptable.   Typically daylight openings are
proportional to the size of the press, so for people doing small miniatures,
a 2.5? daylight opening (even when you subtract a full inch for two ½?
sheets of plywood press boards) leaves more than enough available usable
space.  For those doing larger works, we have copy presses here with
daylight openings of over 5?.   Not all of them are online just yet, but are
coming soon.

 

Regards,

Aaron Salik

 

Talas

20 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011

212-219-0770 Phone

212-219-0735 Fax

http://talasonline.com

 

 

 

 

A copy press such as those offered by Talas is not the same as a nipping
press.  The antique copy presses are very pretty but not much practical use
for a bookbinder.  They were made originally to copy letters. They don't
have much daylight (space between base and platen), so by the time you get
pressing boards in there, the size of book you can press is not very big.
So for a serious bookbinder or a school, it is better to buy a proper
nipping press.

 

Jan Kellett

De Walden Press

www.dewaldenpress.net

 

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         The Bonefolder, Vol 2, No 2, Spring 2006 Now Online at
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                    Flag Book Bind-O-Rama and Exhibit
                   Entry Deadline, September 15, 2006
                                    
             For all your subscription questions, go to the
                      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
                                    
          See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
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