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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 […]

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 […]

Album with Printed Pages

Photographer Album: Pre-Printed Pages Bound We just sent off this gorgeous album for photographer Sooke Aavang yesterday. Sooke provided us with printed pages, and we created a Western Case Bound book and slipcase. We love how her images and the cloth and paper colors play off one another to create an almost ethereal feeling for […]

Senior Portrait Album

Archival Album for Senior Portraits We just finished up this 7″ square album for A Girl in Love Photography today. These books work so well for portrait sessions – this one has the same number of pages as our 7″ square trifold album, so it holds 24 4×6 photos perfectly. Also, the persimmon cloth matches this […]

Leather Album

Handmade Leather Photo Album We often make things in bookcloth, but this week had an opportunity to work with lovely, lovely leather. This book for Rebekah Johnson Photography has the same structure as our cloth-covered ones, but there is something wonderfully sumptuous and rich about a leather-bound book. We wish you could feel it for […]

CD and DVD Portfolios

CD and DVD Folios Handmade by HSS Molly and I are big believers in the beauty and experience of printed photos in an album, but many wedding couples these days are opting to receive all of their wedding photographs on a disk. Is there a way to store and present these disks that complements the […]

Wedding Album with Photo Prints

Photographs Shine in a Handmade Wedding Album We often make blank books here at Hinged Strung Stitched, and leave it up to the client to add their own content. However, we also offer photo mounting services for our handmade albums. Mounted photos give the book a satisfying heft, and look simply beautiful. This album and […]

What about boxes?

When we think about bookbinding, the first thing we think about is often books. But handmade boxes are a wonderful treasure  in their own right. One of our favorite structures, the Clamshell Box, has been used historically to preserve or present documents or photographs. Here at HSS we’ve created clamshells for a variety of purposes. […]

Custom Handmade Wedding Albums

Handmade Photo Albums with Slipcase

Photographers are some of our favorite clients here at HSS. Some wedding photographers have us create a line of custom products especially for their clients. Below are some of our favorites: Albums in slipcase, and tri-fold albums for Aisha Harley Photography: Ribbon-Bound Trifold Albums for Lauren Brooks Photography: Album with Bamboo Cover and Leather Spine for […]