Simple and Portable
You can’t get much simpler than this miniature book book press. It is nice and portable for classes and demonstrations and useful for pressing smaller/mini books and just about anything else–how about for flowers? If you’re looking for a larger book press, see the simple book press.
This hand-made small book press is built from 3/4″ 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.
This smaller press doesn’t not have springs like the regular book press since small books are thinner than the springs compress. In place of the springs, the thin boards shown in the picture can be used to prop up the upper platen while positioning the book and removed when pressing.
Inside Miniature Bookbinding Press Dimensions
- Front to back 6″
- Side to side between bolts 8-1/4″
- Daylight 4″
The bolts are 3/8″ and run through copper bushings in the upper platen for smooth up and down motion. The upper platen is secured with wing nuts.
Larger and smaller sizes are available upon request. Tell me what you need on the contact page.
Purchase this Miniature Book Press – $39
Purchase and take delivery of this miniature book press by following the steps on the purchase page. Customized miniature book 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.