For nearly 30 years David Reina Designshas been a leading manufacturer of studio sized, hand papermaking equipment. Our machines are hand built in Brooklyn, New York, and are used in studios and schools around the world.
Hand papermaking has come a long way since its roots in ancient China when fibers were hand beaten, but our final goal remains the same: to make strong, archival quality sheets of paper. We make machines which beat and process the fibers excellently, are simple and safe to operate, and are reliable and durable. Our hand crafted Hollander Beaters come in a variety of sizes to suit your studios requirements. We build a range of electric hydraulic presses which speed up and ease the work of pressing of the post, as well as a paper dry box which permits overnight drying of wet sheets.