Back in the 1980's Sally Martin and John Mitchell got
together to produce a range of traditional wooden book binding
equipment. They didn't produce it for very long, and now this
equipment is highly prized for it's quality of construction
I have no problem prophesying that
this book binding equipment will also be remembered for
the same reasons. It is precision built and carries the
unconditional guarantee of the makers.
It is made from furniture grade solid beech and is finished
to high standards. The medium sized finishing press, the most
popular finishing press, is actually on the large size, and
will cope with everything up to a large family bible.
The finely cut threads on the large diameter dowel result in
plenty of pressure for even the large books you will
I have even used the large finishing press to
round and back books, you get more than enough pressure.
Both the large and small sewing frames are a joy to use,
careful design has resulted in equipment that is a pleasure to
handle. In particular the parts used to raise and lower the
sewing bar have been carefully turned to fit the
I would have expected this superior quality equipment
to be more expensive than the equipment from the large
suppliers, in fact it is around the same price.
Don't pay more than you need to, for example the
large finishing press costs here £155.00 plus shipping. From
another major supplier it costs £205.62 plus shipping, PLUS
tax. Shop around, you will see our prices are lower, sometimes
If you are from the USA and are concerned about shipping
costs, let me say that I have seen testimonials from people in
the USA who say that despite increased delivery costs,
this equipment is still better value than equipment
purchased locally. All equipment is sent by secure delivery
which has to be signed for on receipt.
There are sound reasons why this equipment is in our opinion
better than average.
If you would like to know precisely why this bookbinding
equipment is superior you can download a .pdf file which
features excerpts of a conversation I had with the makers.
Please note: The makers of this equipment are also able to
produce bespoke bookbinding equipment to your own specification
at similarly low prices.
This equipment is made to order, making & delivery is
about 4 weeks within the UK or 5 weeks to the USA,
and yes, it is worth the wait, one customer from America said
the equipment was "to die for", (See testimonials)
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