Quoin Key

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

£13.20

Our Quoin Keys will fit standard ‘Cornerstone’ full-width quoins or other makes of quoin that follow the standard square socket pattern screw. They do not fit the narrow-margin or slim quoins.

Description

Letterpress Quoin Key

The Quoin Key is used to tighten the clamps or ‘Quoins’ that are used to hold cutting dies, printing blocks, embossing dies or letterpress type into printing presses. It originates from the early days of letterpress printing and is still in use today. While there are few different patterns of quoin key, ours is generally the most commonplace one.

 

Our Quoin Keys will fit standard ‘Cornerstone’ full-width quoins or other makes of quoin that follow the standard square socket pattern screw. They do not fit the narrow-margin or slim quoins.

 

We make them out of specially selected high grade steel for a long life and can supply these in quantity, please ask for prices and discounts available.

 

Did you know….
The architectural word quoin, denoting an angular stone or wedge-shaped block, entered the language as a printing term in 1570. Quoins are a locking tool used to hold type or bases snug on the press bed. A minimum of two are needed to lock up a form, one for vertical hold, one for horizontal.

 

Our quoin keys and other letterpress accessories are here.

 

Information on Letterpress here…

 

Overall quoin key dimensions –
75mm x 75mm.
Plain steel finish.

3 reviews for Quoin Key

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    AB Bookbinders

    Not much we can say really, these tools are great value, delivery is fast, we have used DD metals keys for over 5 years now and not had any issues.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nolan Watts

    Very good keys, machined to an excellent fit – look no further!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin Phillips

    Great product and the service was super fast. Thanks.

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