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Re: [BKARTS] dies

I'd like to know more about homemade dies for use with either Vandercooks or
platen presses. I have had them professionally made, but it never occurred
to me to try making them myself. Can those of you who have made those
suggestions please elaborate on the process of making a die at home? Thanks.

Katie Harper
Ars Brevis Press
Cincinnati, OH

> From: Melodie Carr <mcarr333@YAHOO.COM>
> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 05:21:26 -0700
> Subject: Re: dies
> You can do this on clamshell presses, too. It works
> beautifully and can cleanly cut anything from delicate
> tissue-weight paper to Crescent board. It's loads of
> fun.
> Mel
> --- r-evans4 <r-evans4@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU> wrote:
>> On platen presses, a metal sheet replaces the tympan
>> and the die cuts and
>> creases the paper. Cost of a die can run to a
>> hundred dollars easily, but
>> simple dies can be made at home at low cost.
>> Rupert

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