Simple and Portable Bookbinding Book Press
You can’t get much simpler than this handmade bookbinding book press. It is nice and portable for classes and demonstrations and useful for pressing just about anything–how about for flowers? If you’re looking for a different kind of book press, consider this finishing press.
This book press is made of cabinet grade plywood and covered with a waterproof high pressure plastic laminate covering (often used on counter tops in kitchens and doctor’s offices). The laminate makes the surfaces easy to clean and it doesn’t warp or become rough from moisture. It also provides a flat strong surface that will not telegraph any types of wood grain to your covers–a common problem with book presses made from solid wood or plywood. Edges are sanded and sealed with paste wax for a smooth and professional finish.
Springs are provided to keep the upper platen up so you don’t have to hold it while positioning the item to be pressed.
Inside Book Press Dimensions
- Front to back 11-1/4″
- Side to side between bolts 13-1/4″
- Daylight 5″
The bolts are 3/8″ and run through copper bushings in the upper platen for smooth up and down motion. The upper platten is secured with wing nuts.
An enhanced version of this book binding press in the form of a combination press is also available which includes a sewing frame. If you are binding smaller books, a miniature book press is also available. Click on the pictures for more information.
Purchase this Bookbinding Press – $60
Purchase and take delivery of this bookbinding press by following the steps on the purchase page. Customized bookbinding presses are available too. Send your special requirements through the contact page and I will get back to you.
Please Note: The color of the laminate on the press you receive will be different than the picture. To keep these presses as affordable as possible, I use excess pieces of laminate from my cabinet and counter top business. Wood grain is the most common pattern.