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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 […]

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 […]

Clamshell Boxes

Clamshell boxes (sometimes known as Solander cases) are book-form cases traditionally used to store precious books, manuscripts, maps, and are often used by archivists and libraries. Our clamshell boxes provide a stunning display element for your albums and books, and also protect their contents from dirt, dust, and light. We make them in all of […]

Slipcases

Our slipcases are five-sided boxes into which you can “slip” your album or book. They add a valuable layer of protection against dirt and dust, and can coordinate nicely with your book’s design. Our slipcases come in five sizes, all the same cloth colors as our albums and books, and can be ordered with or […]

Square Wedding Albums

A Perfectly Sized Album in Many Colors Lately our clients seem to be ordering the 10 x 10 album more than any of our other books. The size is great — big enough to hold multiple 4×6′s per page, yet small enough to fit comfortably on your lap. Below are some of the recent variations […]