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Bookbinding • View topic - Binding Equipment
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Binding Equipment

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:47 pm

I am in the process of setting up a binding table and am in the market for a book press, a nipping press and miscellaneous tools. Regarding the presses - I would prefer 10 X 12 but will entertain other sizes. Please e-mail me at mjanejones@gmail.com with items you have or know where I might find them. Thanks in advance. Jane

Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:03 am

For a simple, yet effective and well made press (you don't mention budget range) I like the large wooden press sold by Arnold Grummer, . They're simple, robust (I had mine used by students when teaching in my home studio), and at $249 quite affordable. The size is also good for most books.

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For paper and books up to 11 x 14. Classic press delivers 2000 lbs. of evenly controlled pressure with 6 inches of daylight between the press floor and fully raised platen.

Platen measures 11.5 inches by 14.5 inches. Baltic birch, fully assembled, maintenance free. 28 lbs.

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Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:55 am

Hi!
Last year I bought a combined tool for sewing, pressing, and backing books. It is sold from Sweden but that shouldn't be a problem. It is very good for hobby bookbinding. I have one. Have a look at this site:

fruhulda

Presses

Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:22 am

Besides for a large assortment of sewing frames, presses, etc that we maintain from stock, we also have a fairly large inventory of antique presses that we brought over in a container from England. These are old cast iron presses ranging in size from 9"x12" to 12" x 18". They can be found on our web site here:
http://tinyurl.com/23eggp

Re: Binding Equipment

Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:09 am

I'm selling two old bookbinding presses on ebay, if you'd be interested. The links are:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESE:IT

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESE:IT

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Both auctions end on November 15.

Re: Binding Equipment

Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:21 am

I see on your ebay description that you plan to dismantle the presses, I would suggest you don't, the main screws are corroded and probably frozen, you risk breaking the stem and visit the machinist to fix it....

Re: Binding Equipment

Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:27 am

You should check this guy out on ebay. He builds them himself.. nothing but good feedback on his work and much more reasonable then anyplace else I have seen for this size press.

$169.00 plus shipping.. this is where I will buy mine when I can. I contacted him via email because I needed one that would handle a little over 11 x 17 and he will custom make it for me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bookbinding-Book-Bi ... 240%3A1318

Re: Binding Equipment

Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:28 am

Gaylord Brothers Library Supply sells a very simple but extremely efficient press in two sizes with boards. They are based on a pipe vise type system and are extremely easy to adjust for 1 to 5 books at a time. I have two of these and 3 cast iron presses. I use these more because of the ease of adjustment and you don't have to extend the legs and then add cribbing to get more than one book in at a time.





Dan
Ish Kabibble Books

Re: Binding Equipment

Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:20 am

I would check out Lloyd's of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis. They have all kinds of book binding equipment and supplies. Hope this helps!

Re: Binding Equipment

Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 am

I see the original posting was back in 2008, so probably the member fount the press she was looking for. I just want to offer a nipping press I have for all others that are in the same search, if interested, please send me a message.
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