Earlier this month we had the privilege of having Martin Frost lead a course on Fore-Edge Painting Upstairs at TALAS. This event with co-organized with The Guild of Bookworkers. Fore-edge painter Martin Frost has been working from studios in West Sussex, England for 40 years. He has painted the edges of well over 3500 books including … Read More
What is the Upstairs?
Here at TALAS we have always dreamed of creating a space to foster the many skilled crafts practiced by our customers. Upstairs is the realization of that dream, in the form of both a physical location and an online resource. Located on the 3rd floor of the TALAS warehouse in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn (330 Morgan … Read More
Our Latest Chapter
If you’re reading this, you may have noticed that our website and blog has just undergone a transformation. It’s been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to share our new website with you! We are proud of how far the company has come over the past 54 years, and continue to take pride … 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
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
In the Movies
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!
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
Guild of Bookworkers: 2010 Standards of Excellence
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
Split French Goatskin!
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!
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