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Portfolios for photographers, designers, and conservators.

It feels deceptively like summer here in Portland, Oregon. Like the cherry blossoms dotting the city, we’ve been sitting pretty under tranquil festoons of productivity. This season we are debuting two specialized portfolio products: a book or a box to house your creative endeavors. Each is suited to different applications, with a small variety of elements […]

Custom Portfolios for Creatives

Clamshell Feature for Designers, Architects, & Photographers Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student entering the workforce, the best way to feature your body of work is with a presentation piece made especially to house it. Why is a custom portfolio right for you? In this day and age the packaging is just as […]

Happy New Year / New Silkscreening Service

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 […]

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 […]

Heirloom Photo Presentation Box

A Personal, Timeless Gift We were recently asked to build an incredible keepsake for a former First Lady. What an honor. Our client wanted to collect photos of the First Lady’s experiences around the world, and preserve them in an archival, handmade album. Since the photos were going to be large and many, we ultimately […]

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 […]

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: For comparison, our existing colors, in our […]

Album for Family Portraits

Handmade Album for Professional Portrait Session In celebration of her husband Bob’s 70th birthday, Linda J. set up a portrait session for their family with Ann Arbor photographer John Shultz. After the session, she contacted us here at HSS to build albums to hold the family’s favorite portraits from the sitting. She chose our trifold […]

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 […]

Personalized Custom Portfolios

Blind Debossing on Portfolios We’re so happy to be adding custom blind debossing to our list of services! We can now print your design or logo directly into our portfolio and book covers. We’ve added this service especially for our photographer, architect, and designer clients, who can now order portfolios through our online shop. The […]