Nipping presses are designed for professional and private bookbinding use and have many uses. The main use being to hold an unfinished book firmly in place so that a bookbinder can trim the edges of the text block. Nipping presses are also often used to flatten the folded sections of the book. After casing in, a bookbinder will often put their near finished books between the plates of the press and apply downward pressure so as to prevent warpage when the book is drying. Our No.1 beautifully handmade and largest Nipping press serves this purpose very well. It has a Daylight area of 13.5” and the Platen is 18” x 11” workable/ book area, with a central upright screw and four posts. The steel screw is fitted in a dry lubricated Acetyl Bush and the wooden frames are made in Russian birch finished with 3 coats of Liberon varnish. The wood used for the jaws may vary depending on wood availability from Beech, Brazilian Mahogany, or Canadian Red Wood.
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