Custom books

Portfolio Cover Inset

Digitally Printed Insets on Custom Portfolios

When our clients want clean, professional personalization, we often create digitally printed inserts on portfolios and books. To do this, we carve out a section of the bookboard before we glue the cover cloth in place. Our clients can then print their logo or artwork onto cardstock, and we can secure it into place on the book's cover. The recessed area provides a frame for the printed card, but also added protection against fingerprints and repeated viewings.

Have a look:

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Simple, yet elegant!

Shop for Portfolios, See Blind Debossing on Portfolios, Book and Portfolio Structures

 

Guest Books with Blank Pages

Blank Pages in Guest Books = Creative Guests!

Here at HSS we're big fans of guest books with blank pages. Lines are confining, and usually result in guests signing only their name and address. (Bo-ring!) We find that when guests are faced with a blank page, they often rise to the occasion, writing heartfelt notes and even drawing pictures. Here's a peek inside a full wedding guest book with blank pages:

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Warm wishes, funny greetings, and kid drawings. What could be better?

Take a look at other custom guest books here.

There's nothing before there's something

A visitor came into our studio today and we showed them our work. "Does this come smaller?" Yes, we said, we can make that smaller. "Does this come with more pages?" Yes, we can put in as many pages as you like. It occurred to me that they didn't realize that we make everything from scratch. As Molly often says, "There is nothing before there's something." So I thought I'd take a moment to share our raw materials and our process. (To see more of our process, and photos of us riding a bicycle built for one, visit our friend Lauren's blog.)

Book board comes in large sheets and is stored on the very bottom shelf (a.k.a. the floor.)

We source parent sheets of paper and then cut them to the page size requested (these start as 22" x 30")

Hinging tape and thread hold things together.

Boxes and book covers are fully constructed before they're covered (this is a slipcase with a recessed plaque area.)

Bookcloth (or paper or leather) can be used to cover the books and boxes.

Holes are drilled in covers, and cut pages are sewn in by hand.

A completed album and slipcase (with space for the client to tip in their own plaque.)

Questions? Email us, visit our Facebook Page, or check out people we've worked with to learn more.

Custom Handmade Wedding Albums

Handmade Photo Albums with Slipcase

Photographers are some of our favorite clients here at HSS. Some wedding photographers have us create a line of custom products especially for their clients. Below are some of our favorites: Albums in slipcase, and tri-fold albums for Aisha Harley Photography:

Ribbon-Bound Trifold Albums for Lauren Brooks Photography:

Album with Bamboo Cover and Leather Spine for Leah Verwey:

DVD Folios and Photo Boxes, also for Lauren Brooks:

We love working with new photographers to create something unique

to their aesthetic. Feel free to call or email to find out more.