Schmedt Magazine / News

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Matte coating meets vibrant colors

Our new Fancy Canvas book cloth is a coated cotton fabric with a matte coating. The fabric captivates with its eight unique, vibrant colors.

Generating added value with printed book edges

In today's printing market, it is essential to offer customers special types of finishing. Individualization and personalization are more important than ever. One special form of book finishing has recently become increasingly important and is in demand from many customers: printing on book edges.

NachfolgerIn für Buchbinderei in Potsdam gesucht (DE/GER)

DE/GER: Gründerinnen und Gründer aufgepasst! Für ihre wunderschöne und voll ausgestattete Buchbinderei in Potsdam sucht Esther Everding ab sofort (oder bis 1. August 2022) eine/n NachfolgerIn. Abstandszahlung VB. Maschinen und Geräte sind gepachtet.

New, environmentally friendly marbling dyes: AscoColor eco

We are expanding our portfolio of marbling dyes under the AscoColor eco brand, with a focus on environmental compatibility.

New coarse fabric : Tosco

Tosco is a cloth consisting of 100% cotton with natural coarse structure. Despite its coarse structure, the fabric feels velvety soft. It is very robust and resilient and with 250 g/m² decidedly light. So if you are looking for a new, special material for your book project, you should definitely take a closer look at Tosco.

New iridescent cloth : Palast

Our new book cloth Palast is a real eye-catcher with its shimmering and iridescent surface in the light. The material changes depending on the incidence of light - in any case, an interesting play of colors is created. The material is made of synthetic fiber, which makes it very easy to care for and it hardly shows any signs of wear.

New cloth with crinkled surface

Our new book cloth Crinkle has a special crinkled, matte surface. This crinkle look gives the material a unique appearance. At the same time, the material is very supple and easy to work with. What we would not have expected: with a little practice, the material can be embossed quite well.

Leather for bookbinding: An overview

In this blog post we look at leather for bookbinding. How did leather come to be used in bookbinding? What is needed to make books with leather bindings? What is the proper care of book leather? How can books with leather bindings be decorated and personalised?

Old craftsmanship meets modern technology

Sarah Stahl has been the owner of the Cologne bookbindery Mensch since 2010. At the end of November 2019, the master bookbinder put the new PräLeg XS casing-in machine and the PräForm XS for pressing in books from Schmedt into operation. In the interview, she reveals what prompted her to take this step and describes her experiences.