Quality and Value Made in England This is a top quality Bookbinding Nipping Press, offering astonishing value for money and hand made with care, here at the Time to Create Studios in Glorious Gloucestershire.
Perfect Size Measuring 38cm x 23cm which is ideal for A4 books. They are supplied with both 100mm and 150mm coach bolts giving maximum openings of 50mm and 100mm respectively. By using the shorter bolts in the normal run of things, the clamp will remain compact, easy to use and easy to store. The longer bolts come into play for those thicker repair jobs, for albums, or for clamping more than one item at a time.
Strong and Durable The cheeks of the press are made from top quality birch ply which 18mm thick. This will ensure that they will remain flat and straight, giving even pressure across the whole book. When presses are made from thinner, or weaker, material, they tend to bend when pressure is applied. This pressure then is concentrated at the corners and edges and does not give good results. The wood is finished with several coats of Acrylic varnish, making it easy to keep clean and well maintained.
Easy to Use The coach bolts are held in place by metal threaded inserts in one side of the clamp. This gives you a stable assembly which is easy to work with and enables you to keep the clamp open by simply turning it upside down, until you are ready to clamp the book in place. Much easier than taking one side of the clamp off altogether and than reassembling it when you have everything where you want it. (Though of course, you can still do that if you want to;-)