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Volume 23 - Spring 2007


 
 

Product & Company News

 
Zenith Paper Punch - Spare Bits

5.5mm spare bits for our popular Zenith Paper Punch are now available to purchase at a cost of £4.40 each.

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

 

Designer Bookbinders Competition 2006

The annual Designer Bookbinder Competition was judged at the end of November and the award ceremony was held on the 8th December at the British Library at St. Pancreas. The standard of design and the quality of binding seems to improve year on year. We are very pleased to announce that the 2006 J. Hewit & Son prize for 'The Interesting Treatment of Leather' was awarded to Kate Holland, a binder from Somerset.

The prize was very well deserved for her beautifully bright and 'sunny' binding of Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Foods, published by The Folio Society. Our warmest congratulations go to Kate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Padding Mull

The specification for our Padding Mull is changing. The new roll size will be 128cm width by 50m length.

Costs:
1-49 metres - £1.28 per metre
50-249 metres - £0.68 per metre
250-499 metres - £0.64 per metre
500+ metres - £0.60 per metre

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

Calf and Goat Vellums

We are very pleased to announce that we will now be stocking Vellums from William Cowley Parchment Makers. Initially, we will be stock three types:

Classic Calf Vellum - Creamy coloured, full grain Calfskin. Traditionally used for bookbinding and for covering furniture, etc., but can also be used for painting and calligraphy. Calligraphers will need to abrade the smooth surface before writing to form a good key.
Average Skin Size: 0.67 - 0.91 sq.m. (7.25 - 9.75 sq.ft.)
Approx. Cut Size: 70 x 60 cm
Average Standard Substance: 0.3 - 0.4 mm
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £123.00 per skin

Creamy Goat Vellum - Is for covering panels and books. It is softer than Calf Vellum, with a cloudy creamy grain that varies in intensity across the surface. The backbone is usually visible as slightly darker line.
Average Skin Size: 0.55 - 1.00 sq.m. (6 - 10.75 sq.ft.)
Approx. Cut Size: 70 x 60 cm
Average Standard Substance: 0.3 - 0.4 mm
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £94.00 per skin

Natural Goat Vellum - Is the same as above, but has an unbleached surface that gives a honey/light brown colouring and greater surface variation. The skins are more 'interesting' to look at, but each skin is more individual in appearance than the Creamy Goatskin Vellum.
Average Skin Size: 0.55 - 1.00 sq.m. (6 - 10.75 sq.ft.)
Approx. Cut Size: 70 x 60 cm
Average Standard Substance: 0.3 - 0.4 mm
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £94.00 per skin

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

 

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