Arnold Grummer's QUIKNIP Book Press

Arnold Grummer's QUIKNIP Book Press
Item Code: AG-405

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Arnold Grummer QUIKNIP Book Press {FREE Shipping in the 48 States!}

The QuikNip Press is designed for book making. It has been developed in consultation with Peter Verheyena, a professional bookbinder and conservator in Syracuse, NY.

Dimensions are geared for casing-in (joining of cover to textblock), pressing of signatures before sewing, and pressing after gluing up of spine.

The press can also be used for related art applications: paper making, print making or other media requiring a platen with similar size and capacity.

• Hand crafted, fully assembled, Baltic birch book press
• Penetrating finish will not peel, crack or wrinkle
• Quality press screw, maintenance free
• Padded, no-scratch base
• Made in the USA

• Pressure: 2000 lbs. with manual torque.
• Pressing surface: 11.5 x 16 inches between posts
• 4 inches between the press floor and fully raised platen.
• Outside dimension: 20 x 11.5 x 18 inches with the press screw fully extended.
• Weight: 20 lbs; shipping weight 24 lbs.

1. Raise the platen by turning the hand crank to the left, or counter-clockwise. Lower the platen by turning the hand crank to the right or clockwise.
2. Torque on the hand crank determines the amount of pressure. Unstrained manual torque delivers 2000 lbs of pressure.
3. The QuikNip Press is light enough to transport. However, it can be made stationary: mount to a work table with bolts or clamps.


1. Press all the books in the center of the press. They must not be offset. If they are offset, the book will become uneven and unstable.
2. Turn the handle on the press to apply pressure, but do not over press. Excessive pressure is not required. The adhesives will adhere with a tight pressure evenly throughout maintaining a very squared up flat book.
3. When pressing the back panel of the book to the book’s back cover, use wax paper in between the cover and the panel so glue doesn’t accidentally spread onto the book and create a smudge.
4. Put a piece of Davie board between each book to insure a smooth, even pressure.
5. Keep books in the press for a minimum of six hours. They may dry in two hours, yet a longer amount of pressing increases the strength of the book.
6. You can press up to 4 books at a time in one press.
7. Place the books on top of each other, one with the spine protruding out of one end of the press, the next with the spine protruding from the opposite end. Keep this rotation going for the next two books. The goal is to maintain the same stacking height from front to back so the press will press evenly. When pressure is evenly distributed through the stack the books will maintain integrity.

Baltic birch book press with center screw, interchangeable extension post set and direction sheet.

{Oversize shipping: 18.75}

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