During this Bookish Talk, we discuss the Basler Papiermühle -- a late medieval papermill turned paper, printing, and bookbinding museum. Stepan visited this museum a couple of years ago. Still, it should give a good sense of what it looks and feels like.
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.
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've been looking for some solution to protect items we sell at our shop during shipping. There were a couple of times when corners cutting jigs and some other items were broken during delivery. And here's my handcrafted solution.
This vintage Russian magazine about printing was published for only two years, but it already gave me a lot of insights into the epoch. This time we share the second issue of the first year of publishing: December 1901.
If you’re not already a fan, you likely think anime is all about fantastical adventures or about highly idealized life. But a new anime television series turns all of these expectations on their head, offering a wonderful visual journey of bookmaking.
Washi is often dubbed “the world’s thinnest paper,”. Chinzei’s variety, tengu-joshi washi, is 0.02 millimeters thick and weighs 1.6 grams per square meter. As opposed to standard paper, which is thicker and weighs 70 grams per square meter.
My kids visited me in the Netherlands for a week and among other things we made some paper. My daughter made a YouTube video about that!
Every time I sell a papermaking mold, I make some recycled paper to test it. Initially I used only some leftover paper like bills or misprints, but at some moment last autumn I added pieces of my old blue T-shirt and I loved the result!
I had this blender since I don't know when! Was it a wedding gift? I'm not sure. But it didn't survive today's attempt on making some more recycled paper. It overheated, and one of the moving parts broke.
For several months already I have a 3d-printed papermaking mould at iBookBinding's Etsy shop. And almost from the beginning, I received the same question multiple times: why wouldn't I use a more classic design?