So, you’ve heard the buzz about our Heritage Corrugated Board, but you haven’t yet been able to purchase a full carton…… well, that’s no problem anymore as Talas now stocks Cut Sheets of Heritage Board! Choose from one of our inventoried sizes, or inquire about custom size sheets, shapes, etc. We are excited to introduce … Read More
Product Reviews and Information
Brush off 2010…
… and welcome 2011 with the help of our new KOI Water Brushes! KOI water brushes are lightweight, sleek and perfect for artists and conservators. They are made of fine flexible nylon bristles and have a unique water reservoir. The water level is visual through the transparent barrel and the brushes are available in three sizes … Read More
Zund Cuts Leather!
Not only has the Zund been proven wonderful at cutting boards, papers, etc. but it rose to the challenge when presented with leather! The image above shows Harmatan Goatskin (brown) and Hewits Calfskin (scarlet). Talk about a precise inlay!
Slim Down in Time for the Holidays
The holiday season has arrived, which not only means bundles of shopping & a thinning wallet… but also an abundance of sweets and eggnog galore. Which is why we suggest you slim down in time for the holidays… or at least slim down your leather (and perhaps your wallet) with that Scharf-Fix machine you’ve wanted … Read More
Zund Training by way of Germany
Last week was an exciting one for Talas, and in turn for you… it was Zund training week in Germany! The week began with 3 intensive days of Impact CAD instruction, which is the program we will use to operate and plot on the machine. Sure, lessons were tough… but we still found time for … Read More
Rice paper, what’s that? Japanese Fibers: Demystified
Western papers are enough to wrap our hands around… but then we enter the sphere of Japanese Papers. Welcome to Washi world!All too often, students visit Talas requesting “Rice Paper”. I don’t know what that is, do you? In the Japanese Paper (or Washi) 101 handbook, papers can be broken down into 3 key fibers: … Read More
Our Boxmaker Has Arrived!
After literally years of chit-chat… The ZUND G3 has arrived! Digital Cutting System Custom Box Making, and Board/Paper Cutting & Scoring Are you anxious about all those custom fit boxes that desperately need constructing? Can’t find the time or the energy to make them? or the interns? Let TALAS help, with our brand new Zund … Read More
13th Edition Catalog is here!
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
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
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