In the Movies

November 9, 2010

Setting the Stage… (front door rings, Gwen – local artist & art director for various feature films- is buzzed in to 330 Morgan Ave and proceeds to Talas’ showroom on the 2nd floor) Gwen: I desperately need your help! I was in earlier in the week, and purchased some supplies for the movie I’m working … Read More

13th Edition Catalog is here!

November 1, 2010

Drum roll please… After countless weeks of teasing, the 13th Edition Talas catalog has finally arrived!!! 256 pages, including a 16 page full-color section for your perusing joy. It was a long road full of re-prints and nit-picking, but the result is a product that we feel goes above and beyond that of any of … Read More

Casing In A Book

October 28, 2010

10 steps for casing in a book block. Materials: Find one concise page of materials here. PVA Adhesive: Jade 403 Glue Brush Mull / Super / Tarlatan (one in the same) Bone Folder or Burnisher Kraft Paper Scalpel Handle & Scalpel Blades Binder’s Board Covering Material (Bookcloth) and of course… your book block! 1. Place the book … Read More

Texlifil Bookcloth

October 21, 2010

Fall has arrived, but summer has sprung at Talas with our newest bookcloth addition:TEXLIFIL This line of paper backed bookcloth has a vibrant range of colors reminiscent of Provence, and is manufactured in France. It has a wonderful sheen and feel, for an elegant high end look.Do you like working with Iris or Cialux? Well … Read More

Guild of Bookworkers: 2010 Standards of Excellence

October 19, 2010

Yep, it was that time of the year again… Autumn arrives and bookbinders from all over the world converge at this much anticipated annual Standards of Excellence meeting. This year the 3 day long meeting took place in sunny, dry Tucson Arizona. (certainly a nice change of pace from cold & rainy NY) As always, … Read More

Alran Goatskin

October 8, 2010

Just when you thought we’ve introduced enough products in the month of September…September ends and October arrives, which means time for some more new stuff… Enter: Alran Goatskins Our newest line of of full-vegetable tanned & aniline dyed goatskins from France. These skins have a genuine grain and a soft touch. Their finishing is well … Read More

Sturgeon Glue

October 4, 2010

After its long hiatus… Sturgeon Glue is back again! It was a long and tiresome journey, but we are pleased to announce that we now have our very own Fish & Wildlife Permit, and are able to successfully import this product into the states! Please see our website HERE for more information & ordering details.

Split French Goatskin!

September 29, 2010

Ever want to work in leather but are bothered by all of the work and preparation involved? Sick of sending your skins off to the mountains to be split? Worry no longer, as TALAS now stocks a variety of our French Goatskin’s in a “split” variety. At only 0.5-0.6 mm thick, make these skins an … Read More

13th Edition Catalog!

September 27, 2010

Can’t wait until our 13th Edition Catalog returns from the printer next month?? Well, no worries – the new catalog has just been uploaded to our website & is waiting for you to download your copy today! Here is a sneak-peak of what our cover looks like: Our inventory lines have expanded into 256 pages… … Read More

Fabriano CMF Ingres

September 22, 2010

Were you as upset as we were upon receiving notice that Fabriano Ingres was to be discontinued? For close to a year now we have been selling out our inventory… that was until the recent introduction of: Fabriano CMF Ingres The CMF Ingres is very similar to the discontinued Fabriano Ingres line, however, it only includes … Read More