The second part of the episode with Stepan Chizhov acting as a guest is dedicated to more technical aspects of how iBookBinding works. We talk some nerdy stuff about 3d-printing in general and about making money with 3d-printing.
Our book scanning cradle for smartphones and DSLR cameras was just updated to the Mark V version. Besides some minor changes, the most important thing is that the whole structure is almost perfectly stable now!
Last Friday, I had to make some paper to test recently designed and printed papermaking molds with the Japanese wave pattern. One of the molds was a novelty for our shop — it's designed to make A6-sized sheets of paper.
I often get asked: what is the quality of the scans made with our book scanning system? Here are some samples made with my smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9. In the samples, the right part is approximately 4x magnified.
There's this whole school of visual effects in movies that goes for practical effects rather than using CGI. Guess what, you can do that too. Robert Ontell, a young 3d-printing champion from California, made a spooky book with an animatronic eye!
As most of our 3d-printed tools may be adjusted for almost any client's needs, some of the changes are implemented for the standard versions on the product as well. That's why we add many new sizes to our bookbinder's gauges.
I've made this short video to show during bookbinding shows and fairs, as it answers all the major questions in just 30 seconds. However, I was a bit slow to share it. Don't know why. In this post, you'll find this video =)
Like our corner cutting jigs? Well, what's not to like—we make them in multiple sizes allowing you to adapt to almost any cardboard you may use for your book's covers. Now we offer you a metal version of the same tool!
We are happy to announce that we moved to a newer version of our corner cutting jigs. From now on they will be delivered to our customers with sizes inscribed on the surface. This works both for dimensions in mm and inches.
Over past years I’ve been using lots of different things as weights while making books. You name it: books, larger books, dumbbells, weight plates, handmade soft weights, proper weights, anything else that was near my workbench. I have also used bricks. However, since the first use, I wanted to make some encasements. Continue reading →