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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fine Art Wedding Album

Elegant, Archival Wedding Album When an out-of-state client asked us to help her create an elegant, archival album with printed pages, we knew just who to send her to for page printing. Pushdot Studio right here in Portland does the most gorgeous fine-art page printing we’ve seen, and this book was no exception. The client […]

50th Anniversary Album

Memorable 50th Anniversary Gift Our friend Josh recently asked us to make a 50th wedding anniversary album for his parents. We then had the pleasure of meeting his folks when they visited our studio yesterday. They brought along their album, which had been filled with photos from their years together, including their recent family trip […]

Personalized Guest Book

Guest Books for Weddings, Memorials, Anniversaries, and More When wedding season comes around, we find ourselves making more guest books. We think, though, that guest books are also a great way to preserve memories and personal notes from any event. What to look for in a guest book: Do you want your guest book to […]

Elegant Wedding Album

Wedding Album for Photo Prints We sent this book off to A Girl in Love Photography yesterday. We love the classic look and feel of photo prints mounted onto crisp, clean pages. The soft ribbon binding coordinates wonderfully with the gorgeous photos inside. Thanks, Melissa and Kerri, we hope this happy couple loves their album.