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Small Edition of Hand Bound Books

Short Run Of Books Printed and Bound in Portland, Oregon

We love working with clients to build fine, custom hand-bound books. We specialize in exposed spine stitching, and can add debossing, screenprinting, and letterpress artwork to book covers. (Please contact us for further details if you have a project. See our FAQ page for general pricing and turnaround time.)

The project below was for the 100th anniversary of the local electrician's union. They asked us to build 20 books that included the history of their organization. We used black thread in a long stitch style to bind the pages, which were printed by local shop Bridgetown Printing. Within a recess on the cover is a plaque letterpress printed by KeeganMeegan & Co.

Edition of 20 Hand Bound Books

Custom Hand Bound Book Detail

Union Letterpress Logo On Book Cover

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Frank Grady Book

Grady Britton Employees Show Frank Some Love

We were thrilled when our downstairs neighbors Grady Britton asked us to bind a book for Frank Grady's "moving on to other things" celebration. The founder of Grady Britton, Frank is known as a great person in advertising and a great human being. The book is filled with kind words, memories, and photos from many people who know Frank.

frank grady book detail

The rockstars at Grady Britton thought of every detail in the book's construction -- from custom-designed endsheets to letterpress printed plaques. We are so proud of the results.

custom printed endsheets bookbinding process

letterpress plaque detail grady book and slipcase

frank grady letterpress plaque handmade book detail

frank grady photo frank grady word cloud

Designer: Mike Proctor

Creative Director: Andy Askren

Production Manager: Marcia Schoelen

Letterpress Printing: Studio Olivine

Bookbinding: Hinged Strung Stitched

Frank Grady with Book