Melbourne Museum of Printing
Bookbinders' Hand Tools
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Bookbinders' Tools

Bookbinders' Hand Tools

The Museum holds a number of tools used in hand bookbinding. These are mainly the items needed for adding words or designs to the book cover and are also referred to as finishing tools.

These are used by heating them (perhaps to 110 degrees celcius) and pressing them onto a piece of gold leaf or stamping foil resting over the cloth or leather to be printed.

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