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Re: [BKARTS] hot melt vs. double-fan



Amy,

If i'm not mistaken, the Talas double fan press is only about $150.00
(US).

Christian

> Here's my 0.02 cents, which doesn't trade very strongly in this
> market due to newbieness, Jules:
>
> I'd favor shelling out $400 for the double-fan press from Talas over a
> hot-melt binder any day. The hot melt glues just aren't as flexible as
> the PVA and I think age much worse than PVA. And frankly, after having
> dealt with removing failed hot melt from bindings in the
> school collection that I'm working on, I'd much rather be doing
> repairs to a PVA adhesive, as I can  soften it up and remove it with a
> methyl cellulose poultice.
>
> I work in limited home space as well (my half of the dinky, crammed
> study, the kitchen, the dining room table, and my nipping press is in
> the living room). I've done double-fan bindings just by clamping the
> textblock between my knees and fanning it. Not the best solution, but I
> work with what I've got.
>
> ---Amy
>
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