PraGnant Gold Blocking Machine.
Please note German VAT of 19% is included in the prices of this equipment, if you are
registered for VAT and have a valid current VAT registration number German VAT will be waived. Likewise if exported
from Europe no tax will be applied.
Since 1967 the PraGnant gold blocking machine has been accommodating the needs
machine is a foil
blocking press specifically designed for the needs of craft bookbinders and library
The type holders are
self-centering and, by means of a quick-acting clamp, they allow an extremely easy and quick change of single
type or complete lines. This qualifies the PraGnant
to be used wherever
”one-off“ titles are to be blocked.
The book case (or other product) is placed upright into the machine, so that the blocking process
can be observed all the time and if necessary be repeated without touching the case or taking it out of the
machine. Expensive faulty blocking's are therefore eliminated.
The good view onto the case while blocking makes the machine also suitable for special gilding
work such as blocking
gold blocking machine - a unique machine for a
wide range of
bookbinding, pattern- book manufacturing and gold-blocking
departments. Moreover, the
quick change of type as well as the easy handling of the machine help to reduce costs in the field of gold
I first came across this gold
blocking machine when I was attending Soundwell technical college as a bookbinding student in 1985 they had newly
acquired the machine and it was being put through it's paces, easy to operate and simple to make ready it was going
to be popular with the students. With the long line type holder you can set titles up to 200mm long, long enough to
cope with most requirements, it also comes with the option of a block holder which can accommodate blocks up to
60mm x 60mm. The price quoted here is for the basic machine, you will need one of the type holders listed below to
operate the machine. Please note: These are factory prices, many other suppliers will add there own mark up to
these machines, shop around and check our prices.
Floor space: 60 x 60 cm
Weight: approx. 60 kg's
Stamping table: 430 x 500 mm with metal bar to be adjusted in parallel, inclination of table
200mm Long-line heated type holder with quick-acting clamping device.
90mm Short line heated type holder with quick-acting clamping device.
Heated block holder for zinc blocks up to 60mm x 60mm.
Thermostat for heated type and block holders.
3 way extension with double thermostatic control.
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