How we do it


1: We start with a thick 67 lb cover page for most of our books. This paper is matte with a slight texture to it.

1: We start with a thick 67 lb cover page for most of our books. This paper is matte with a slight texture to it.

2: We pre-crease the paper, 1 cm in  along the binding edge. The make our books flexible while still using a thicker paper. 

2: We pre-crease the paper, 1 cm in  along the binding edge. The make our books flexible while still using a thicker paper. 

3 : After the book is printed and trimmed to the correct size, the pages are hand sewn using the over sewn method

3 : After the book is printed and trimmed to the correct size, the pages are hand sewn using the over sewn method

4:The book block is glued and layered with mull cloth. This makes a very strong and stiff blinding.   .

4:The book block is glued and layered with mull cloth. This makes a very strong and stiff blinding. 

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5 :We cut our leather covers from full cow hides, hand selected for color and texture. 

5 :We cut our leather covers from full cow hides, hand selected for color and texture. 

6 :This is the leather after the cutting and before any tooling is done.

6 :This is the leather after the cutting and before any tooling is done.

7 : The leather is cleaned up around the edges, marked with chalk to the correct size and hammered into shape.

7 : The leather is cleaned up around the edges, marked with chalk to the correct size and hammered into shape.

8 :The Tooling is marked with chalk and placed.

8 :The Tooling is marked with chalk and placed.

9 :After the tooling of the leather is done.

9 :After the tooling of the leather is done.

10 :The book and the leather cover are combined, the leather cover is cut and the leather straps are pulled through.

10 :The book and the leather cover are combined, the leather cover is cut and the leather straps are pulled through.

11 :The long leather strap is trimmed under and folded over with a final stitch and leather glue.

11 :The long leather strap is trimmed under and folded over with a final stitch and leather glue.

Hardcover books are made with a 2-3 oz cow or lamb skin hide. 

Hardcover books are made with a 2-3 oz cow or lamb skin hide.