Quoin Key

(8 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.
Tip size:- 7/32″ (5.5mm) square.
Plain steel finish.

8 reviews for Quoin Key

  1. 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. Nolan Watts

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

  3. Colin Phillips

    Great product and the service was super fast. Thanks.

  4. Jeremy Windust

    The DD quoin key does “what it says on the tin”! It is a no-nonsense nicely machined piece of steel which I anticipate will last me a lifetime.

  5. John Tittley

    Excellent service and delivery. Well machined tool at a realistic price, with a perfect fit. Many thanks.

  6. Bayliss Print ltd

    Very Well Made last a lot longer without rounding than other companies we have used and at a very fair price defiantly recommend

  7. Dave Hastie

    Quoin key was delivered next day as promised. Does what it says on the tin so to speak.

  8. Robert Davis

    Excellent service, well made and an excellent fit

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