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Re: Davey Board

Yes, please let  us know about Eska.

Duncan Campbell wrote:

> >Does anyone know what Davey Board is and where to buy it??
> >
> >All the information I have follows. Got this request from a friend.
> >
> >>Davey board is used in bookbinding.....it is the hard cover book
> >>material.......
> >>Davey board has metal flakes in it...instead of basic chipboard which
> >>doesn't...this makes the board much stronger and resist flaring out on the
> >>corners and spine as books get taken in and out often...
> >>thanks for any info you might have.
> >>this board used to be available through Laboiteaux....
> >
> >Martin R. Carbone / 1227 De La Vina St. / Santa Barbara, CA 93101
> >TEL: 805-965-5574 / FAX: 805-965-2414 / EMAIL: mrcinc@silcom.com
> >WEBSITES: http://www.papershops.com <<<and>>> http://www.modelshops.com
> ><<<and>>> http://www.silcom.com/~mrcinc
> Davey Board is a brand name of binders board, like Klenex(sp?) facial tissue.
> As, to where to buy it I would agree that LBS is probably the best source
> for small quantities.  You might also try a local paper company.  If they
> are large enough they may stock it.  Anchor Paper in St. Paul, Minnesota
> does this.
> As for the metal flakes I would have to ask where this information came
> from.  I've been using Davey Board every day for at least ten years that I
> can recall.  In all that time I've used the same board sheer (Jacques and
> Son 44") and have never had to change or sharpen the blade.  I have also
> never seen or felt metal flakes in either the trimmed board or offcuts.
> The sample book for Davey Board has a little page and a half discription of
> the making of Binders Board and they make no mention of metal flakes.
> "Binders Board is a high-quality paper fiber board manufactured to full
> thickness in one operation and is not a chip, news, or pasted board."
> "Binders Board is made on a wet machine.  A screened cylinder revolves in a
> vat of stock, picking up a web of pulp approximately .005" thick.  The web
> is transfered onto a continuous moving felt[sic] or blanket and is carried
> to the press rolls, where it is transfered to the upper press roll.  The
> cylinder continues to pick up stock and transfer it to the press roll until
> a homogeneous sheet of the desired thickness is formed.  A finished sheet
> of Binders Board may run from .058" to .300" in thickness.
>      "The wet sheet is then discharged from the press roll and moved into a
> hydraulic press where up to 6,000 tons of pressure may be applied.  This
> process removes the greater part of the water, compresses the board to half
> its original thickness, and mats the fibers more closely.  It constitutes
> the second important manufacturing difference between this board and lesser
> grades of board.  The exceptional density of Binders Board is due in large
> part to the use of this extreme pressure while the sheet is stil wet."
> They go on to talk about the drying process and the finish of the surface.
> One last thing.  There is a new board (well new to us) on the market that
> we also use.  It's called Eska board.  While it is less dense than Davey
> Board it does have its own advantages.  Like larger sheet size, better
> consistancy in surface finish and color, and let's not forget cost.  I
> don't have and hard info on Eska Board tonight but I should be able to get
> my hands on some by tomorrow if ya'll want to know any more about Eska
> Board.
> *************************************
> Happiness bought and paid for
> is happiness none the less.
> Duncan
> <dmc@minn.net>
> *************************************

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