Volume 42 - Autumn 2016


Product & Company News

19th & 20th Century Decorative End Papers

Three lovely new patterns are now available in this extremely popular selection of Western European reproduction end papers, bringing the number of patterns in the range up to twenty four. The sheet size is approx 70 x 50cm (short grain) and the sheets are produced on 100gsm archival quality cream Oxford paper.







Prices for the range are:
single sheets - £3.30 each
for 25 sheets - £3.00 each
for 50 sheets - £2.78 each
for 100 sheets - £2.55 each
for 500 sheets - £2.33 each

The full range of decorative papers can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

(subject to VAT where applicable)

The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship

Launched this month, The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship is a new five year training scheme for those aspiring to become hand craft bookbinders. A PDF file explaining more about the scheme can be downloaded here.


Further details and information about the application procedure will be available on the Royal Collection website shortly. In the meantime, interested parties can register for a job alert via the website in order to be notified when it goes live.

Press Release

J Hewit and Sons Ltd. are proud to be a contributing partner to this very worthwhile project.



New to our range of Japanese Papers, Kizuki-Kozu is a 17gsm Repair Tissue. It is Machine-Made from 100% kozu, off-white in colour and has long, strong and soft fibres. It is absorbent, has a neutral pH and is calcium carbonate buffered.

Sheet size : 910 x 600mm (short grain) cut from 50m x 91cm rolls.

for 1-9 sheets - £7.00 each
for 10-24 sheets - £5.60 each
for 25-99 sheets - £4.90 each
for 100-499 sheets - £4.20 each
for 500+ sheets - £3.92 each

Our full range of Japanese Papers can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

Pentland Goat
We have just introduced the second of the two new colours for our popular range of Pentland Goat. The new P41 - is an attractive 2-tone grey.


The full range of Pentland Goat can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here

Selecting the Correct Leather

Are you unsure of the correct type of leather to choose for your next bookbinding project? If so, our easy to follow flow diagrams may help you decide.

They can be viewed here

Are you a 'leftie'...?

... that is 'handed', not your political inclination! We have recently sourced and added to our range these high quality precision left-handed scissors and shears.

scissors     scissors

6" left-handed Scissors - £17.00 each
8" left-handed Shears - £36.10 each

Our full range of Scissors and Shears can be viewed and purchased online by clicking here


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