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Re: [BKARTS] Nipping Presses



On Jul 21, 2006, at 8:58 AM, Talas wrote:

 I can comfortably say that just about all nipping presses that
are in circulation today were once designed and used as copy presses.

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Aaron,
Sorry, but I think you are wrong with such a statement. A Copy Press uses a screw that has an angular thread (I forget the name) that does not hold pressure. Whereas, a true bookbinder's Nipping Press has a square thread that provides exceptional pressure that will hold over a period of time. Many of us have tried Copy Presses, and they are not the best.
Bill Streeter and Barbara Rhodes' book on BEFORE PHOTOCOPYING might provide more insight as to which press came first ---?" the chicken or the egg"?
Bill Minter



William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc. 4364 Woodbury Pike Woodbury, PA 16695 814-793-4020 Fax: 814-793-4045 Email: wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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