Buffered vs. Unbuffered Tissue

January 7, 2010

This question is commonly asked, and we feel it is important to outline the differences, and thus the preferred uses of each. Buffered Tissue has an alkaline, or basic, composition (ie pH above neutral; pH 7), which usually is achieved by adding calcium carbonate to these tissues. Instances when this buffered surface would be preferable … Read More

Shop with TALAS for the Holidays (Part IV)

December 16, 2009

At this point I assume everyone’s begun to get completely wrapped up in the regular holiday season jargon, as it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid. But who can complain, and who doesn’t love that warm cuddly feeling associated with this time of year? Which is why we think you should consider getting cozy on your … Read More

Shop with TALAS for the Holidays (Part III)

December 15, 2009

Gift Guide #3: Blank Book Journal Kits! Nothing says you care quite like giving the gift of something homemade. Each book kit comes equipped with pretty much all of the materials necessary for binding your own journal (all you’ll need is a bit of Jade glue, a glue brush, and a bone folder). And if … Read More

Shop with TALAS for the Holidays!

December 14, 2009

Gift Guide #2: BOOKS! Give the gift of knowledge this year with one of our wide selection of books and DVDS, and who knows, maybe next year you’ll receive some fantastic handbound masterpieces in return for the holidays! For the aspiring bookbinder, how about: How to Make Books; covers simple folding techniques to more elaborate … Read More

Shop with TALAS for the Holidays!

December 11, 2009

  It’s that time of the year again already: Gift giving season! I can’t speak for all of us – but I know for sure that I’m typically scrambling at the last minute to find gifts to please even the most difficult of recipients. But this year, TALAS is making your holiday shopping easy with … Read More

Cutting Binder’s Board

December 4, 2009

Cutting binder’s board can be quite difficult, particularly when working with a heavier weight board. There are many approaches to take when cutting these boards, but I’ll lay out a few I feel are important to discuss and address some of the pros and cons of each. Guillotine: Arguably the best way to cut your … Read More

Beat to a Pulp

October 9, 2009

Your Short Guide to Paper Selection   Ever walk into an art store for some paper and get completely floored by the seemingly infinite number of options and indecipherable codes? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Below I will map the basics to help you decipher some of the foreign hieroglyphics of paper codes and … Read More

9″x11.5″ Davey Board!

September 21, 2009

Alas, an economical, manageable, and not to mention inexpensive way to get your hands on a bit of our Davey Board! Yes, it IS true, we now sell cut sheets of 9″x11.5″ Davey Board (in all thicknesses) And no, your eyes are not deceiving you! It’s just one of the many perks of our new … Read More

Liberon Product Line

September 17, 2009

  As some of you may have already discovered, TALAS has become a distributor of the Liberon product line! While adding the entire product line to our inventory was yet another feat, we are extremely excited to offer these fine materials! For more than a century Liberon products have been enhancing surfaces and enriching the … Read More