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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 […]

Bookbinding Classes

Bookbinding Instruction in Portland When we’re not busy making books, we love teaching other people how to make them. The pictures below are from a class we taught at Portland Homestead Supply Co. We’ve also taught kids’ groups, for corporate team building events, and to curious individuals. Contact us if you’re interested in private instruction, […]

Bookbinding Class

Learning to make books at HSS Yesterday we had the pleasure of teaching bookbinding to a wonderful group from Wieden+Kennedy (graciously hosted by¬†Yahoo). We made a sewn text block that attached to the decorative cover via ribbons sewn onto the spine. Here are some of the steps we went through to make the books: Class […]

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 […]