I thought I would introduce to you our new French Laying Press - it’s a fantastic piece of equipment to round and back books, gild edges and so much more!
When section sewn, a book can be of a beautiful finish if the spine is rounded and then backed. This process creates shoulders to the text block so there are no hinges between the front cover and the spine piece. A lot of care and precision is needed, which is made so much easier with a standing press, which can take more of a beating!
I’m sure we will get a lot of use out of this and is a great addition to our bindery.