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Volume 25 - Spring 2008


 
 

Product & Company News

 
Stock Take

Please note that we will be closed for stock take on Monday 31st March and that no orders will be dispatched on this day. Our web site will be 'open' for taking orders as usual. Shipments will resume as normal on Tuesday 1st April.

 

Griffen Mill Papers

We are happy to announce, that we are increasing our range of hand made papers. In addition to those we are already stocking, we now have:

Akbar Brown - (warm brown) Akbar is physically the toughest paper in the Griffen Mill range and contains a high proportion of hemp. It is a long-fibred paper, sized with wheat starch and can be burnished if needed. We already stock the popular Natural White version of the paper. This paper will be stocked in two weights, 80 and 115gsm. Sheet size - 514mm x 647mm. 80gsm
- for 1-9 sheets - £5.84 each
- for 10-24 sheets - £5.26 each
- for 25-99 sheets - £4.44 each
- for 100-499 sheets - £3.97 each
- for 500+ sheets - £3.15 each

115gsm
- for 1-9 sheets - £6.08 each
- for 10-24 sheets - £5.47 each
- for 25-99 sheets - £4.62 each
- for 100-499 sheets - £4.13 each
- for 500+ sheets - £3.28 each

1730 Laid - An off white paper with a dull caste. Made with a high linen content, sheets may have the odd small knot of tangled linen fibres and a few shrives. Moderately sized and with a good wet strength. This paper will be stocked in two weights, 80 and 115gsm. Sheet Size - 500 x 640mm. 80gsm
- for 1-9 sheets - £6.10 each
- for 10-24 sheets - £5.49 each
- for 25-99 sheets - £4.64 each
- for 100-499 sheets - £4.15 each
- for 500+ sheets - £3.29 each
115gsm
- for 1-9 sheets - £6.18 each
- for 10-24 sheets - £5.56 each
- for 25-99 sheets - £4.70 each
- for 100-499 sheets - £4.20 each
- for 500+ sheets - £3.34 each
Mount Royal 120 gm is a handmade, opaque, off white paper specifically designed for inlaying or mounting prints & drawings. The colour has been chosen to provide a sympathetic match to a variety of 18th & 19th Century papers thus enabling a uniform presentation for exhibition displays or collections. Designed to have a minimal expansion rate and workable fibre length, Mount Royal is also capable of taking watercolour enabling the creation of borders. Sheet size - 500 x 640mm. 120gsm
- for 1-9 sheets - £6.06 each
- for 10-24 sheets - £5.45 each
- for 25-99 sheets - £4.61 each
- for 100-499 sheets - £4.12 each
- for 500+ sheets - £3.27 each

(Prices are subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

These new papers may be purchased online from our catalogue.

 

Single Line Fillets

Limited Availability - We are pleased to offer for sale these single line, 1.5 point fillets. We have managed to obtain ten of these lovely finishing wheels, but once they have been sold, we will be unable to obtain any more.

 

£49.50 each

(Prices are subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

 

Plastic Barrels

Used, very strong, 120 litre blue barrels supplied with clamps. They have previously contained either non-hazardous vegetable tannins or fish oils from the tanning industry.

They have been washed out and are ready for use.

We can only offer these barrels for sale in the UK.

Cost - £2.97 + carriage & VAT = £15.00 . The price includes a donation of £2.50 to 'Riding for the Disabled'

These barrels may be purchased online from our catalogue.

 

 

Glassine Inter-leafing Tissue

Now available in stock on sheets sizes 500 x 750mm, 40gsm. Ideal for albums, print protection, etc.

Price: for 1-24 packs - £0.93 per pack of 5 sheets
for 25-49 packs - £0.74 per pack of 5 sheets
for 50-99 packs - £0.65 per pack of 5 sheets
for 100-499 packs - £0.56 per pack of 5 sheets
for 500+ sheets - £0.52 per pack of 5 sheets

(Prices are subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

These new papers may be purchased online from our catalogue.

 

Wooden Handled Paste Brushes

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of our new superior quality, wooden handled paste brush with plastic ferrule and pig hair bristles.

They are available in 4 diameter sizes:
No.2 - 20mm - 5/8" - £2.76 each
No.6 - 30mm - 7/8" - £4.14 each
No.10 - 40mm - 1.1/4" - £6.21 each
No.14 - 50mm - 1.7/8" - £10.12 each

(Prices are subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

These new brushes may be purchased online from our catalogue.

 

 

 

 

Designer Bookbinders Competition 2007

The annual Designer Bookbinder Competition was judged at the end of October and the award ceremony was held on the 17th November at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester. This year again, the standard of design and the quality of binding was very high and it is understood that the judges deliberated long and hard over the eventual prize winners.

We are very pleased to announce that the 2007 J. Hewit & Son prize for 'The Interesting Treatment of Leather' was awarded to Derek Hood, a binder from Bath.

Our warm congratulations go to Derek for this well deserved prize for his interpretation of 'The Somme: An Eyewitness History'.

 

 

Description - Fully bound in natural calf skin with red, white, blue and black inlays of goatskin. The endpapers are leather jointed with vellum flyleaf's and crushed goatskin pastedowns. All edges are fully gilt in 24 carat gold leaf. The binding is tooled in blind.

 

 

Decorative End Papers

We are adding to our selection of decorative end papers, and are pleased to bring you the following new exciting ranges:

'Linen' Paper - This 'linen' effect embossed paper is available in a choice of 5 traditional colours.

Prices:
Singles - £0.90/sheet
25 to 99 sheets - £0.60/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £0.48/sheet
500+ sheets £0.42/sheet

Black White Blue
     
 
Red Green  
       

'Lizard' Paper - These attractive 'lizard' effect embossed papers are two-tone (with darker valleys) and are available in a choice of 3 colours.

Prices:
Singles - £1.01/sheet
25 to 99 sheets - £0.68/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £0.54/sheet
500+ sheets £0.47/sheet

Blue Green Red  
       

'Tipped Morocco' Paper - These attractive 'tipped Morocco' effect (also known as ecrase) embossed papers are two-tone (with darker tops). They are available in a choice of 3 colours.

Prices:
Singles - £1.13/sheet
25 to 99 sheets - £0.75/sheet
100 to 499 sheets - £0.60/sheet
500+ sheets £0.53/sheet

 

Tan Green Red

All of these papers are 90gsm, short grain 762mm x 560mm and are suitable for bookbinding and box making.

(Prices are subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

These new papers may be purchased online from our catalogue.

Edinburgh Bookcloth

Arlington Bookcloth has been discontinued by the manufacturer, but we are pleased to advise that it is being replaced with Edinburgh Bookcloth. This new, but traditional white-back bookcloth has a textile finish. The natural acrylic coated surface is water and dirt resistant and imparts a quality texture in all applications. Edinburgh can be used for covering all types of books and can also be applied to presentation boxes, stationery items and library re-binding work. It has an ideal surface for foil blocking. Edinburgh will eventually be available in a range of 11 shades on a roll width of 1100mm. Where possible, the new shades will replace the old Arlington shades like-for-like.

00
Tan
08
Beige
13
Charcoal
16
Burgundy
21
Dark Blue
24
Brown

 
37
Red
40
Black
41
Dark Green
47
Mid-Green
48
Mid-Blue
 

 

Prices:
0-49 metres - £4.32/metre
50+ metres - £3.12/metre

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

Edinburgh Bookcloth may be purchased online from our catalogue.

Sheepskin Parchment

Buffed Repair Sheepskin Parchment. ph9-10 for repair of manuscripts. One side is abraded to aid the adhesion of glue. The parchments are normally very thin 0.05-0.15mm. They may have creases and some damage due to the difficulty of abrading such skins.

Average Skin Size: 0.46 - 0.56 sq.m. (5 - 6 sq.ft.)
Approx. Cut Size: 55 x 40 cm
Average Standard Substance: 0.05 - 0.15 mm
Grades: Run Selection
Cost: £70.00 per skin

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)

These new items to our range may be purchased online from our shopping cart.

 

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