Happy New Year / New Silkscreening Service

 Silkscreened Logo on Portfolio

Silkscreened Logo on Portfolio

We trust you rang in 2015 with both style & intention. Here at HSS we’ve got our own tradition on New Year's Day - finding the nearest freezing body of water and jumping in whole hog! Only the brave Molly made good this year, but hey, Chinese New Year 

is just around the corner for those of us with, uh...cold feet. In any case, we are back in the studio and excited to provide you both style AND intention with this exciting announcement of our new custom service…

SILKSCREEN PERSONALIZATION ON OUR BOOK & BOX COVERS

We have now partnered up in order to provide you with yet another custom service for your bindery needs! Have a company logo or a dreamy pattern for your custom book or box? Silkscreening on our products starts at $150.00. 

This option adds a uniquely dimensional quality to enhance the structure and character of your custom book or box. Check out our past client samples below. Truly we are thankful to start this year off by expanding our services. As always, if you have any questions feel free to send us a line.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOVE, HSS



Leather Wine Menu Cover

Graphic Design Silkscreened Portfolio Logo
Graphic Design Silkscreened Portfolio Logo

Blind Debossing Books in Portland

Logos Imprinted on Book Covers

If custom made books are great, then personalized books are excellent! Here at HSS we have a handy Kwikprint Foil Stamper (named Winston), which we use to imprint logos and names on book covers (sorry, we are not able to deboss on any other items). We recently completed a job for R/West printing Bridgeport Brewing logos on beer journals. Our own debossed branding and a portrait of Winston are also below. Have a look!

Blind Deboss Book Cover

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Foil Stamping in Portland

Contact us if you're interested in having us blind deboss for you. See more debossing samples in the Personalization section of our Gallery.

 

 

Custom Book Cloth Colors

New Colors for Custom Albums, Portfolios, and Boxes

We're excited to announce that we've recently added ten, count 'em, TEN new cloth colors to our product line. These cloths are our "Professional Palette," and are perfect for post-bound portfolios, or for a clean, simple finish on photo albums:

Book cloth portfolio swatches

For comparison, our existing colors, in our "Heirloom," "Nautral," and "Baby" palette are below:

Natural book colors

Bookcloth colors

 

All of our online products are now available in any of these colors. Woo hoo!

Shop PortfoliosShop Photo AlbumsShop Baby Book

Bookbinding Classes

Bookbinding Instruction in Portland

When we're not busy making books, we love teaching other people how to make them. The pictures below are from a class we taught at Portland Homestead Supply Co. We've also taught kids' groups, for corporate team building events, and to curious individuals. Contact us if you're interested in private instruction, a class for your group, or to find out if we're teaching somewhere near you!

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Pictures of a kids class, and a class for a team of Weiden + Kennedy employees.

Bookbinding Class

Learning to make books at HSS

Yesterday we had the pleasure of teaching bookbinding to a wonderful group from Wieden+Kennedy (graciously hosted by Yahoo). We made a sewn text block that attached to the decorative cover via ribbons sewn onto the spine. Here are some of the steps we went through to make the books:

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Paper is folded into signatures (six signatures of four sheets each.)

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Holes are poked with an awl into each signature where the thread will be sewn through.

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Class members sew signatures with waxed linen thread.

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A lovely example of the finished text block:

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A decorative cover is scored and sliced to create the slots for the ribbons to go through:

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Ribbons are then pulled through the book spine, and tied into knots or bows to hold the book together.

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The class, with Michelle and assistant Kortni show off their finished books!

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Have ideas for bookbinding classes you'd like us to teach? Let us know on our Facebook page or send us a message on Twitter.