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Board Slotting Machine – A highly effective technique for reattaching
boards in a production setting
Pergamena: Pergamena Handmade Parchment
is the leading domestic producer of quality deerskin, goatskin, and calfskin
parchment. Made at the Meyer Family Tannery in Montgomery, NY, Pergamena offers
the finest quality at reasonable prices, with the advantage of reduced shipping
rates and briefer delivery times.
Dennis Ruud: Teflon bonefolders,
fine goose quill pens and more.
Grummer Presses: Papermakers and book artists appreciate the professional
finish and even pressure Arnold Grummer's presses deliver to handmade
papers and books. The QuikNip is aesthetically pleasing, yet
robust and proven to hold up well in daily use with students and staff
in the Syracuse University Library’s Department of Preservation
and Conservation. I highly recommend it, and not just because I helped
develop it. It'll be great for students, amateurs, workshop situations,
and with professionals as an additional press, because one can never
New for 2009 was the QuikNip at center, designed with bookbinders
in mind. Other presses are the 400 Standard Press (above left) and
402 Large Press (above right)
Binding Equipment: Your source for affordable, handmade bookbinding
- American Graphics Arts: A great
source for bookbinding and printing equipment, new and used.
- Art Boards:
Type high Maple woodcut blocks and end grain wood engraving blocks.
- Art Engraving Co.: produces
letterpress cuts, male and female embossing dies, injection molding
dies, foil stamp dies, and pantograph masters.
- Artpaper.com: Archival quality
papers for artists.
- Artwork Tools: Highest
quality tools for specialty arts including book artists, quilters, calligraphers,
mixed media and other fine artists.
Leathers: Atlantic Leather is a family-run tannery, specialising
in the production of exotic fish leathers from four different varieties
of fish. In more than 20 years of producing fish leather, we have acquired
the expertise to deliver almost any colour, texture or finish you can
- Atlantic Papers: Exclusive
importers of Hahnemühle and Velké Losiny papers.
- Bauer Engraving Company, Inc.:
Bauer Engraving has been providing engraving services to the printing
industry since 1928. We offer a wide selection of letterpress printing
plates, cork branding dies, chocolate molding dies, foil stamping dies,
embossing dies, chocolate coin imprinting dies and many more! In Rancho
- Bindery in a Box: A complete
book binding solution. Developed by Dea Sasso, this device combines
a sewing frame, laying press, plough, and nipping press into one device.
- Bindery Equipment: Bindery
Tools, LLC specializes in every aspect of 19th century book bindery
tools and equipment. Whether you are looking for replacement parts,
repairs or completely remanufactured machinery, we can be of assistance.From
book presses, Kensols and board shears to lying presses, job backers,
page holders and much more, we have the know how to accomodate your
- Bone Folder: Committed to
becoming the leading provider of customized teflon bone folders. Wholesale
and retail. Made by Akkra, Inc.
- Bookclasp.com: Historic and modern
book clasps in brass and other metals made by a jeweler.
- Bookmakers International,
LTD: your source for the finest tools and supplies for book and
paper conservation, hand bookbinding and the book arts.
- Book Boards: Many
standard cut sizes of Davey Red Label board and other boards, in several
calipers, available at the store site. Custom cuts available at very
reasonable rates. Site on eBay. Email dimensions to: email@example.com.
- Book Central: "Your
one-stop shopping source stocking over 70 titles of the best how-to
manuals for every aspect of book arts."
- Web-Shop von Buch-Kunst-Papier/Sascha
Boßlet: Fine papers, bookbinding, and calligraphy supplies.
- Buchbinderei Müller:
Handmade clasps, corners, and other metalwork in brass.
- Campbell-Logan Bindery:
Vendor for fine Japanese book clothes. Bought out Johnson Bookbinding.
Located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Chester Creek Press:
Fine Press Books and Hand Crafted Bookbinding Tools.
- Classroom Publishing:
Book making kits created especially for kids and busy K-12 teachers
- CoilConnection.com: Spiral
coil and other affordable binding systems used in the rubber stamping
and scrapbooking communities.
- Colophon Book Arts Supply:
In Washington state. Specializes in marbling, suminagashi and bookbinding
- Commercial Services, Suppliers,
etc.: From CoOL.
- Contenti Jewelry Making Supplies:
Offering a wide selection of metal working tools, beading supplies,
and jewelers tools.
- Creative Papers Online Handmade
Paper: Offering over 1,700 varieties of handmade paper, scrapbook
paper, skeleton leaves, handmade paper journals and notebooks.
- The Creative Zone: Tour
the Zone, where you can select a papercraft or book arts class to take,
choose a papercraft kit to order, check out our one-of-a-kind artistbooks
to purchase, share our creative sources to be inspired, or just find
out more about us.
- Dalesway Design & Print:
UK based supplier of hot staming machines and foils.
Papers: Seller of fine papers. In Indianapolis, IN.
- Thomas J. Duffy Cabinetmaker:
Finely crafted wooden bookbinding equipment.
- Eco Africa Handmade Plant Papers:
handmade papers, ideal for bookbinding, rich - textural and fibrous,
the first paper resource of importance from Africa. Over 80 stunning
paper styles are crafted by Zimbabwe village women.
- Ecological Fibers: a world leader in supplying
ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND, 100% SOLVENT FREE Cover Materials to the Book,
Decorative Packaging, Photo Mount, and CD/Multi-media Packaging industries.
Eden Workshops - A Bookbinders
Resource. Here you will find free tutorials, learn at home DVD's,
equipment and materials.
- Eifeltor Mühle:
A mail-order service for handpapermakers and paperartists. We offer
raw materials (fibers), tools such as fine papermaking moulds and presses,
additives, pigments and a selection of books on papermaking.
- Ernest Schaefer, Inc:
Hot stamping machines, type, and book cloths.
- European Papers: "The best in unusual
collage materials for the paper arts."
- Eytzinger Gold Leaf Factory:
Gold and silver leaf, foils, and many other gilding supplies.
- Falkiner Fine Papers: Suppliers
of Paper and Hand Bookbinding Materials & Tools. Part of the Shepherds
family in England.
- The Fiebing Company: Makers
of alcohol (spirit) based leather dyes.
- Fine Cut Precision:
Bookbinders finishing tools and brass type. Also custom tools from your
artwork. In England.
- Flaxart: Artist's supply catalog.
- Gane Brothers & Lane, Inc.:
The foremost supplier of cover materials, linings, product components
and equipment to the bookbinding, looseleaf, trade binding and printing
- Gaylord Brothers: Vendors of
high quality supplies for book repair, rehousing, interleaving...
- GMW Gabi Kleindorfer: Geräte,
Material und Werkzeuge für Papierrestauratoren. Tools, equipment, and
supplies for paper conservators and binders. In Germany.
- Graphic Products Corporation:
Wholesale suppliers of "Black Ink" Creative International
over 700 imported decorative papers available and "Wyndstone"
Papers with nearly 200 papers from around the world.
- Hamburger Buntpapier:
Custom historic pastepapers for conservation and other uses made by
- Handmade Papers: Manufacturers
and exporters of Handmade Papers including plant fiber paper, tree free
paper, printed patterned paper, textured paper, 3-d decoration paper,
regional handmade paper and many more.
- Harmatan Leather, Ltd.: Manufacturers
of fine goatskin and calfskin bookbinding leathers.
- Hermes Leather Corp.: Supplier of leather
hides and skins for a wide variety of purposes.
- J. Hewit & Sons, Ltd Homepage:
Pages contain their new newsletter Skin Deep.
- Hiromi Paper International:
High quality Japanese papers at competitive prices.
- Hock Tools: Makers of fine
woodworking tools and blades many of which can be adapted for bookbinding.
- Hollander's: Paper arts...
bookbinding... lots of workshops... unique papers. Also has great tips
section for doing your own projects.
- Impress Rubber Stamps: Rubber stamp
images and products.
- Japanese Paper Place:
"Worlds largest" selection of Japanese papers.
Finishing Press: We are pleased to offer the JD Finishing Press
for book workers. The press design is based on Leo's Finishing Press,
seen on page 122 of Zaehnsdorf's Art of Bookbinding, 1890. The press
swivels 360° and tilts in all directions.. When not in use, it drops
below the bench and out of the way. Not only is it good for finishing,
but also for headbands, restoration and holding the book to apply leather.
- John Neal Books: supplier
of books on binding, calligraphy, papermaking and more. Publisher of
Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered.
- Kozo Arts: Japanese paper arts.
- Kwikprint Manufacturing Company:
Provides industry standard quality hot-stamping equipment for your every
- Lamination Station:
Suppliers of binding equipment, laminating machines, rotary trimmers
- The Leather Connection:
Leather goods related resources and supplies.
- Leathernet: Trading Boards for
the Leather Industry World Wide: Part of the Leathernet site
- Lee Valley Tools: Sellers
of fine woodworking and other tools adaptable to a wide variety of uses.
- Lehmann Bindery: Handbindery
and vendor of binding supplies.
- McMaster-Carr: Source for almost
any imaginable piece of hardware or raw material.
- Modern Postcard: Affordable,
high-quality postcards of your artwork from slides.
- Mohawk Papers: Manufacturers
of high quality archival papers for letterpress, offset printing, and
- New York Central Art Supply:
Retailer of fine papers and other art supplies.
- Oak Knoll Books: One of the
best sources for books on books, binding, typography...
- OWOSSO GRAPHIC ARTS: Photo-engravers
and die makers. Online ordering capability, great customer service.
- P & S Engraving:
Brass finishing tools and type. Also custom tools from your artwork.
- Page Folds: Selling book making
kits and bookbinding supplies to the casual book artist.
- Paper Access: New York based
vendor of specialty papers.
- PaperArts.com: Offering an
extensive collection of handmade paper, exotic decorative paper and
fine art papers from around the world. Paper Arts has gathered a unique
variety of competitively priced art papers in a wide array of styles,
colors and textures to embrace the artist in you.
- PaperConnection International:
Fine Art Papers from around the World.
- Paper Source Bookbinding:
Based in Chicago.
- The Paper Web: Archival Papers
- PaperDirect: largest selection
of pre-designed papers, software templates, special foils, and more,
- Paper Origins: Distinctive
and exclusive handmade papers at an exceptional value. Our decorative
papers are presented in a style that encourages artists and paper lovers
to have fun selecting papers for their creative projects.
- Pella Engraving Co.:
Photo engraving, metal-etching, and die-making. In Iowa.
- Perkament Z.H. de Groot:
Parchment/Vellum and exotic skins. In the Netherlands.
- Polistini: Polistini´s
goal is to supply the conservation field with specialized, high quality
archival materials. We want to provide the customer with the information
on how to use and handle the materials sold based on our knowledge and
training as conservators.
- Nacho Ponce: Manufacturer
of parchment and leather goat tawed vegettable in chagren and all types
of skins in parchment and alumtawed.
- Port Jefferson Artist Colony:
"America's source for art supplies."
- Postcard Printing Digital
Color: An online postcard printing company that is dedicated to
provide clients with top-notch and professional postcards quickly and
- Rio Grande Jewelry Making Supplies:
Everything for creating, manufacturing and displaying fine jewelry.
An excellent source of tools and supplies for making clasps, jewelled
- Russell Fine Leathers & Russell
Bookcrafts: Supplier of high quality specialist leathers and materials.
- Sage's Papers:
Pastepapers and pastepaper making kits.
- Schmedt: German bookbinding supply
house. Source of all types of equipment for production and hand binding.
- Sea Leather Wear: Tanned
fish leathers and more.
- Shepherds Bookbinders:
Specializing in craft bookbinding, book restoration and paper conservation.
Also a vendor for bookbinding materials, picture framing, fine leathergoods
and rare books.
- M. Swift & Sons, Inc.:
An international distributor of Swift Gold Leaf and Roll Gold to businesses
and individuals. We are also a leading manufacturer of Hot Die Stamping
Foils for marking paper, leather, wood, cloth, plastics, and other materials.
- TALAS: Comprehensive hand
bookbinding supplier in New York City. Full service online ordering.
- Tandy Leather: Leathers
for crafts as well as leather working tools and supplies. Slow loading
- TeMPeR Productions: handcrafted
equipment for the hand binder, preservation/conservation bookbinder,
small bookbinding shop, or for anyone interested in short run or one-of-a-kind
- Timothy Moore Paper Molds
& Bookbinding Tools: High quality papermaking molds and bookbinding
tools such as hole punching jigs, sewing frames, plows, and more.
- Toscana Leather: Italian
Producer of vegetable leathers for the Hand Bookbinding’s industry.
- University Products:
Vendors of conservation and binding materials.
- Victoria Paper: Victoria
Paper was founded in 1991 and is located in New York City. It imports
handmade papers from countries worldwide with an emphasis toward cottage
industries and ecologically sound papers.
- Volcano Arts: Materials,
- Your Family Legacy:
Family heritage and archival scrapbooking supplies to Discover the past,
capture the present, and preserve for the future.
- Zechini: an Italian company offering
a wide range of commercial bookbinding and converting machines, specialized
assistance, training and after sales support to iits customers.