Schmedt Magazine / News
On this page, we publish articles and news on relevant topics. Feel free to browse through and be inspired.
Hardcover Days 2023
If you are in the book industry, you should mark 21 and 22 April in red in your calendar, because on these two days the Hardcover Days will take place in Hamburg. This event is a must for everyone interested in the topic of hardcover books and offers a unique opportunity to experience and discuss the latest trends, products and technologies.
Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023
Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 - Visit the global meeting place for digital print media production in Lucerne. Meet decision makers, executives and experts from over 100 nations. Register now and visit us at our booth.
Innovative material: SIDRA apple leather
Soft, water-repellent and robust - SIDRA apple leather offers several advantages over traditional leather. Discover the charm of this sustainable material and learn more about SIDRA Apple Leather and its special features here.
Washi Tape: The creative and versatile tape for DIY enthusiasts
Discover the creative possibilities of Washi Tape: give your projects that special touch and get inspired.
iBookBinding x Schmedt: Podcast & new tools
Summer 2022, Hamburg - Schmedt goes Podcast. In the new iBookBinding podcast we talk about the beginnings of the family business, from the small workshop in the stable to the launch of our new website. A lot has happened in the last 100 years. Listen in and find out what's in store for the future!
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.
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
New iridescent cloth : Palast
New cloth with crinkled surface
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.