Marbling Paper, the Age Old Question

September 16, 2010

What paper is best for making marbled paper? This age old question has been asked for centuries… and quite frankly we have always been a little confused as to what the best option may be. When talking about papers these days, it is nearly impossible to neglect to acknowledge Buffering agents. Most of our papers … Read More

Claire Guillot Papers

August 13, 2010

We are extremely excited to introduce this line of decorative papers to our collection! On a trip to the South of France this summer, we met Claire in her studio.  See our website HERE for more information. This lucky selection of Canson & Hahnemuhle Ingres Paper sits on Claire’s shelves… waiting to be transformed into … Read More

New CAVE Paper Colors!

August 6, 2010

This week TALAS introduced 4 beautiful, new Cave paper colors! #12 Tangerine #13 Vivid Red #14 Lime Green #15 Teal Handmade paper made from Belgian flax. Designed for the use on book covers, and are extremely strong and have been used for collage, graphic designers and printers. Its strong tooth also makes this paper desirable … Read More

Lots to Come

July 27, 2010

We’ve been keeping quiet all summer long… but we promise we’ve been keeping busy! Here’s whats been crackin’: Lots of new & really exciting products!!A trip to France landed…several new lines of Goatskin (one is pre-split skins!), a new line of beautifully handcrafted marbled papers, specialty brass finishing tools by Alivon Tools, & yes, TexLibris … Read More

Bushwick Open Studios!

May 4, 2010

Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 4th-6th 2010! Arts in Bushwick presents the 2010 Bushwick Open Studios TALAS is opening its (now partly-vacant) 3rd floor studio spaces for a group show presented in lieu of the event!(Yes, this DOES mean that the Talas building will remain open over the weekend… although don’t get … Read More

White Stabiltex

April 16, 2010

What’s better than an overcast Spring Friday? An overcast Spring Friday with WHITE STABILTEX in the mix! Yes, that’s right, back by popular demand, this White Stabiltex is currently gleaming on our shelves. Imported from Switzerland and used for reinforcing/backing fragile textiles: stronger and more dimensionally stable than other comparable products. Stabiltex has good resistance to ultraviolet … Read More

Better Late Than Never!

March 10, 2010

French Chagreen Sample Books! Thanks for your patience, the sample book is FINALLY available! The chart contains all 42 colors. These skins are noted for their beautiful and uniform finish and for their exquisite color palette. The skins are finished in a fine crushed pattern, and are exceptional for gold tooling. Feel free to contact … Read More

New CROFT Folders Just In!

February 22, 2010

This just in… CROFT FOLDERS A brand new delivery of bone folders, each hand carved from extremely dense bones (wild deer, elk & moose) by Jim Croft!Available in a variety of shapes & sizes for virtually every use in the book (or box if you will!)

Text Blocks Have Arrived!

February 19, 2010

You asked for them, and now we’ve got ’em! TEXT BLOCKS Got the winter blues? Reminiscing about that wonderful trip you took last summer? Well now you can relive those memories and finally create that album you’ve been putting off, and while you’re at it… sketch in style with your own semi-handmade journal! Our text … Read More

Mounting Parchment & Vellum

January 26, 2010

Materials Vellum: size of board + 40mm all around Board: 12mm Plywood Glue: Starch Paste Lining Paper: Standard (acid-free) 1. Line the upper surface of your board with lining paper – usually white or light cream, as it will affect the color of the vellum. Use Acid-Free paper for longevity. 2. Dampen Vellum on both … Read More