- I am realy intrested
> in how I can put a design on to cover of a book, what can I do thatHi Deirdre
> can leave a tooled/embossed design on top of pasted up leather,
> something that I can place on top of a book, put in in a book press,
> apply some force and get a design on to the leather....
> or prehaps somthing that I can put under the leather and mold the
> leather on top of it....
> so I was thinking prehaps what I need, you have.... so does any one have any
> deirdre thompson
I think you are looking for a stamping press as used in hot foil
stamping (?). These can accomodate certain kinds of metal type or
engraving dies. Dies are usually produced through the photomechanical
engraving process but there are several manufacturers now making
photopolymer plates/dies for this purpose.
Does this help? Bit outside my area of expertise. Don't know if I'm
equipped to help you find suppliers.
After my post I remembered I had left something out. You might want
to try a similar post at Book_Arts-L
There are many more bookbinders on that list who might be able to
help you. The above address should allow you to access the archives
without being a member (all these lists have a back door) but there
should also be some information there about signing up.