Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays from Talas!



Stress no more about holiday shopping.

Make Christmas unforgettable this year...
and fill your tree with all kinds of Talas goodies!

Too late to dress your tree?
We’ve still got the perfect gift for everyone on your list:
Talas Gift Certificates.

...well, what more could you ask?


In observance of the season's celebrations our office will be closed:

Thursday, December 23
and will reopen Monday January 3rd.


Happy & Healthy Holidays to all!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Zund Cuts Leather!




Not only has the Zund been proven wonderful at cutting boards, papers, etc.
but it rose to the challenge when presented with leather!

The image above shows Harmatan Goatskin (brown)
and Hewits Calfskin (scarlet).


Talk about a precise inlay!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slim Down in Time for the Holidays

The holiday season has arrived, which not only means
bundles of shopping & a thinning wallet...
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but also an abundance of sweets and eggnog galore.

Which is why we suggest you slim down in time for the holidays... or at least slim down your leather (and perhaps your wallet) with that Scharf-Fix machine you've wanted for ages!


Treat yourself, or that special person, this holiday season!
(and not only to that extra cookie or slice of cake)

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a paring knife will.
because every slice begins with S.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Zund Training by way of Germany



Last week was an exciting one for Talas, and in turn for you...

it was Zund training week in Germany!





The week began with 3 intensive days of Impact CAD instruction,
which is the program we will use to operate and plot on the machine.


Sure, lessons were tough... but we still found time for a bit of fun, and of course for sauerkraut!

After the 3 days, we weren't quite Impact Masters by any means...
but we were at least competent enough to begin plotting away!


Below is a picture of a box we cut to specifically fit a notebook.
This box was drawn, creased, scored & cut with the Zund plotter all within minutes!


Assembly of the box was also quick & easy,
and not to mention yielded an extremely sturdy product!


To the left is an image of numerous custom boxes that have all been creased, scored and cut on the Zund plotter, and are ready for shipment.

As you can see, the lay flat design adds additional wall strength (sides are doubled when folded), and also saves a bundle on shipping costs!


These boxes have all been cut from our Heritage Corrugated Board.

Not yet familiar with this board?
If not, it is definitely worth checking out. We are certain you will be as thrilled with its archival quality and rigidity as we are.

Now that we are on the way to becoming Zund Masters,
expect to see production begin in early 2011!


Above is an image of 2 Zund machines hard at work.

And below are some examples of boxes and enclosures:



























Germany was fun (but snowy), and training was great - but we are glad to have returned home to NYC where we can begin plotting away on our very own Zund!