Stamping a Cloth Binding

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So, I need to recover a copy of R.U.R. from the 1920s printed by Doubleday.  I will need to replicate the art on the cloth.  I am going to see how screen printing looks on the cloth; however, the original binding has a very slight depression giving me the impression that it was stamped with black ink.  I have not been able to find any references to how these bindings used to be stamped.  How do I get the indentation?  Do I need to have a die made?

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    Asked on April 30, 2021 10:39 am
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    The stamping is indeed done with a metal die. It isn't so hard to get a die made, but then you need a Kwik print stamping machine to hot stamp it and some black foil. To get a die made the die maker just needs a clean black and white image of the original. I have used Bauer Engraving in San Francisco.

    Here is a link to the kind of stamping machine I am referring to. https://www.talasonline.com/tools-and-equipment/bookbinding/kwikprint-stamping-machines

     

    I am not sure why you need a new cover? What is wrong with this one?

     

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      The stamping is indeed done with a metal die. It isn't so hard to get a die made, but then you need a Kwik print stamping machine to hot stamp it and some black foil. To get a die made the die maker just needs a clean black and white image of the original. I have used Bauer Engraving in San Francisco.

      Here is a link to the kind of stamping machine I am referring to. https://www.talasonline.com/tools-and-equipment/bookbinding/kwikprint-stamping-machines

       

      I am not sure why you need a new cover? What is wrong with this one?

       

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